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Minister Masagos Zulkifli: No toxic chemicals in Singapore air and water

Singapore—Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Masagos Zulkifli says the Pasir Gudang pollution in Johor is not impacting Singapore's air and water. There have been anxieties regarding the potentially adverse effects of the pollution in Pasir Gudang on Singapore because of the proximity of...

Singaporean man in viral post who switched license plates fined S$2,620

Johor Baru— On May 18, a man caught on camera switching the car license plate on his gold-coloured BMW 302i while at a gas station in Johor pleaded guilty and fined S$2,620 for the offence. The Singaporean man, Tan Hock Lai (44) was caught in the act by another...

Seek help from Singapore or the UN says M’sian environmental group

Johor Baru—Malaysia Nature Society, an environmental group, urges the government to seek foreign help to locate the root cause of the chemical pollution that has affected residents of Pasir Gudang in the past weeks. Vincent Chow, the vice president of the organisation, says pollution detectors did...

Singapore and Malaysia agree to take steps in de-escalating territorial dispute tensions

In a meeting between the foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia today, January 8, has resulted in an agreement from both parties to scale back on recent airspace and maritime territorial disputes. A joint statement between the two foreign ministries was released after the meeting...

“Seletar cannot use Malaysia’s airspace”—M’sian Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah

Malaysia is staying firm in its stand not to allow Singapore to use its airspace in Pasir Gudang, Johor. Two days before a scheduled meeting between Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his counterpart in Singapore, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Saifuddin reiterated his country’s...

Driving up to Malaysia?

Stories of Singapore motorists trying to escape traffic summonses by offering bribes to Malaysian police officers are common. Well, if you are one of those who intend to go that path, better check your instincts. Three Singaporeans  have been convicted in a Johor Baru court with offering bribes to enforcement officers....