Congratulatory Letter from President Halimah Yacob to United States President Joe Biden on the United States’ 245th Independence Day

President Halimah Yacob has written to United States President Joe Biden to convey her best wishes on the occasion of the 245th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America on 4 July 1776.   The text of the letter is appended. Congratulatory Letter from President Halimah Yacob to United States President Joe Biden […]

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Keynote Speech by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the 9th World Peace Forum, 4 July 2021

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong delivered a Keynote Speech virtually at the 9th World Peace Forum on 4 July 2021.  The theme of this year’s forum is “International Security Cooperation in the Post-Pandemic Era: Upholding and Practicing Multilateralism”.  ESM’s speech was delivered at the plenary session on “Reinvigorating Regional Cooperation”.  The full text […]

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Chinese Astronauts Make First Space Walk Outside New Station

Two astronauts made the first space walk on Sunday outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 15-meter-long robotic arm. Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo were shown by state TV climbing out of the airlock as Earth rolled past below them. The third crew member, commander Nie Haisheng, stayed inside. The astronauts […]

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Indonesian Hospital Loses 63 COVID Patients in Oxygen Shortage

Dozens of COVID-19 patients died in Indonesia over the weekend when a hospital in Yogyakarta ran out of oxygen. The Dr. Sardjito General Hospital tried switching oxygen cylinders during the outage but failed to save 63 of its COVID patients as cities across the country are facing a surge in coronavirus cases. “The hospital switched […]

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Brunei Reports One Imported COVID-19 Case

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN–  Brunei reported an imported COVID-19 case yesterday, bringing the national tally to 262. According to Brunei’s Ministry of Health, Case 262 is a 48-year-old woman, who arrived in the country from Jakarta, Indonesia, on Jun 27. She started experiencing symptoms of cough, headache and high fever on Jul 1. Investigation and contact […]

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Thailand Registers 6,230 New COVID-19 Cases, 41 More Deaths

BANGKOK– Thailand yesterday reported its highest daily rise in new COVID-19 cases in 47 days, at 6,230, while deaths rose by 41. The country’s tally now stands at 277,151, and the death toll has reached 2,182, according to the country’s Centre for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Of the new infections, four were imported and […]

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