Singapore 

Khaw Boon Wan makes surprise visit to MGS to thank young well-wishers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Seven-year-old children were among the well-wishers who sent Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan messages of encouragement when he was hospitalised for a fractured left arm. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (March 27), Mr Khaw, 66, said the youngsters, Primary 1 pupils from Methodist Girls’ School (MGS), had made personalised get-well cards for him. The colourful cards warmed his heart, the Sembawang GRC MP said. “It shows that the students have learnt to have empathy and be caring,” he added. Many well-wishers had helped ease his suffering with…

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Singapore 

‘I am going #home!’: Khaw Boon Wan discharged one week after arm surgery, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan was discharged on Friday (March 8) after undergoing surgery for a fractured arm. “I am going #home today!” Mr Khaw said in a Facebook post on the same day. Mr Khaw, 66, had been warded in Singapore General Hospital and underwent surgery last Friday. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Feb 25 that Mr Khaw would be on extended medical leave after fracturing his left arm in a fall the week before. Mr Khaw would resume his duties as Transport Minister when…

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Singapore 

Khaw Boon Wan undergoes 3-hour surgery on fractured left arm, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery on his fractured left arm on Friday morning (March 1). In a Facebook post on Friday, Mr Khaw, 66, said that he went into the operating theatre at 8am and came out at 11am. “The operation was uneventful,” he said. He added that he had started fasting the night before his surgery and so he felt hungry, adding: “I suppose that’s a good sign.” Mr Khaw, who is on extended medical leave and currently warded at…

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Singapore 

Khaw Boon Wan ‘fully prepared’ for surgery on fractured arm, says recovery can take several weeks, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan will be undergoing surgery on his fractured left arm on Friday (March 1). Mr Khaw, 66, thanked well-wishers in a Facebook post on Wednesday, adding that he was “fully prepared for the upcoming surgery”. He said that he would have to be patient in getting better, as “the bones’ recovery can take several weeks”. “I’m in the best of hands and looking forward to a full recovery,” he added. Mr Khaw is warded in Singapore General Hospital. In his post, Mr Khaw said…

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Singapore 

Khaw Boon Wan breaks arm in fall; Vivian Balakrishnan to act as Transport Minister, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan is on extended medical leave after fracturing his left arm in a fall last week, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday (Feb 25). As Mr Khaw, 66, is currently warded and receiving treatment, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, 58, has been appointed Acting Minister for Transport and will take part in the Singapore-Malaysia bilateral negotiations. Dr Balakrishnan’s appointment ensures that the ongoing discussions with Malaysia on several transport matters will continue to be well-coordinated, the PMO said in a statement. Mr Khaw,…

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Vietnam 

US-China trade war a boon for VN – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Việt Nam is at the top of the list of markets that could benefit from trade diversion coming from US-China trade tensions, building on its increasing competitiveness in manufacturing, according to Phạm Hồng Hải, CEO of HSBC Việt Nam.  According to HSBC Global Research for the first quarter of the year, if an Asian economy captured 1 per cent of Chinese exports to US or 1 per cent of FDI into China, its GDP would increase significantly. Việt Nam is on…

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Singapore 

RTS Link project ‘not progressing well’, opening likely to be delayed beyond 2024: Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The planned Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Johor Baru and Singapore is “behind schedule and not progressing well”, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. This means that the start of cross-border MRT services – which were intended to ease congestion at land checkpoints – will likely be delayed beyond the original target date of Dec 31, 2024. He was responding in a written parliamentary reply to Mr Ang Wei Neng (Jurong GRC), who had asked for a progress update on the RTS. Mr Khaw, who is also…

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Singapore 

Blade-wielding man arrested after stand-off with police in Boon Lay, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 52-year-old man carrying a bladed weapon was arrested in Boon Lay Drive on Tuesday (Jan 1) after a stand-off with the police. The police said they responded to a call for assistance at Block 191 Boon Lay Drive at 5.18pm. The man was arrested over possession of an offensive weapon and suspected drug-related offences. A video of the incident circulating on social media shows the man facing off with at least three police officers. One of the officers is wielding a riot shield, while two are wearing…

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Singapore 

4 teens arrested after midnight brawl at Boon Lay involving over 20, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police arrested four youths after a brawl which happened around midnight at 221A Boon Lay Place on Friday (Dec 21). Authorities were alerted to the fight, classified as a case of rioting, at 12.17am. A 21-year-old man was taken conscious to the National University Hospital. The four arrested were all males, aged between 15 and 18. The police also said that they expect to make more arrests. According to Chinese paper Shin Min Daily, more than 20 people were involved in the fight, which lasted around 10…

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China 

China to roll back extra tariff on US car imports for three months, in likely boon to Tesla

China will roll back an extra tariff it slapped on US car imports for three months, the State Council, the government cabinet, announced Friday, in a likely boon to US electric car maker Tesla. The tariff will be rolled back to 15 per cent – the tariff now applied to all foreign car imports – from the 40 per cent rate China imposed in July in retaliation for the first round of US tariffs on Chinese imports imposed that month. The reprieve will commence at the start of the new…

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