Local news

Singaporean woman dies after slamming sedan into a bus in Phuket

  A SINGAPOREAN woman driving a sedan up Phuket’s Kata hill at high speed at midnight last night (August 12) hit a bus coming downhill and later died with her four passengers and three others in the bus getting injured, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (August 13). Pol. Capt. Chanarong Prakongkua, deputy inspector at Karon

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Thai police help arrest couple in 821m baht luxury goods scam 

By The Straits Times Singapore – The couple allegedly involved in a luxury goods scam, involving undelivered items worth S$32 million (approximately 821 million baht), have been arrested in Malaysia and are back in Singapore with the Thai police having tipped off their counterparts in Singapore The Singapore Police Force said Pi Jiapeng, 26, and

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Don: Rajapaksa can enter Thailand as he holds a diplomatic passport

THAI Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said this afternoon (August 10) that Sri Lanka’s ousted president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, could come and stay in Thailand for no more than 90 days because he holds a diplomatic passport supported by the government of a country that has friendly relations with Thailand, Matichon newspaper said. He was questioned about

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World news

‘No truth’ in Indian minister’s claims of Singapore Covid-19 variant

By Channel NewsAsia Singapore – Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has expressed its concerns to India’s High Commissioner over comments made by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal about a purported Covid-19 variant found in Singapore. In a press statement today (May 19), MFA said it “regrets the unfounded assertions made on Facebook and Twitter”

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Health

Singapore ‘cruise to nowhere’ turns back after passenger tests positive for Covid-19

By CNN A ROYAL Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port in Singapore after a passenger tested positive for Covid-19. The Quantum of the Seas ship was hosting a three-night, four-day “cruise to nowhere” itinerary around Singapore and departed from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre on December 7. The cruise was part of a much-vaunted

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