October 2005 in Malaysia and Singapore


October 2005 in Malaysia and Singapore

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31 October 2005 (Monday)

30 October 2005 (Sunday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg MediaCorp Radio DJ Billy Wang, better known as Dongfang Billy, returns to Singapore after he left for Taiwan for an operation a year ago, and he says that he hopes to continue hosting radio talk shows and share his experience on the fight with cancer. (CNA)

29 October 2005 (Saturday)

28 October 2005 (Friday)

27 October 2005 (Thursday)

26 October 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg Foreign relations of Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meets Chinese President Hu Jintao during Lee's official visit to the People's Republic of China. Both men discuss bilateral relation and other issues. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg 17-year-old blogger pleads guilty to charges under the Sedition Act for making inflammatory comments about Malays and Muslim. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Counter-terrorism in Singapore: Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Security and Defence S Jayakumar announces that Singapore is developing an early warning system, called the Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning, to identify and assess new emerging threats to national security. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) say they have developed the world's smallest transformer (or commonly known as balun) integrated into and IC chip. (CNA)

25 October 2005 (Tuesday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Ministry of Health issued a public advisory calling for several groups of people to get themselves vaccinated against flu, including elderly aged 65 years and above, and those with chronic heart and lung diseases, and diabetes or renal diseases. (CNA)

24 October 2005 (Monday)

23 October 2005 (Sunday)

  • Flag of Sabah.svg A former state minister of Sabah was detained by police involving the death of a 20-year old in a fight involving two groups of youths. (The Star)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg A vaccine for battling dengue fever will most likely to be produced by the year 2007, said University Malaya Medical Centre Medical Microbiology head of department Prof Dr Sazaly Abu Bakar. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg S$3.24 million in donations is pledged with 181,568 calls made during the Singapore Cancer Society charity show that includes performance by Kelvin Tan Wei Lian. The response indicates that Singaporeans have resume their confidence in charity organisations following the National Kidney Foundation controversy. (Today)

21 October 2005 (Friday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg The National Arts Council (NAC) announces that the Cultural Medallion recipients for 2005 are Jack Neo for film, M Balakrishnan for literature, Dick Lee for Music, and Chng Soek Tin and Lee Wen for visual arts. This is the first time that a pop musician (Dick Lee) receives the award. (NAC)

20 October 2005 (Thursday)

17 October 2005 (Monday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan says that Singapore is preparing isolation wards in hospitals and stockpiling medicines to tackle a possible bird flu pandemic in the densely populated city-state. (Reuters)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The 50% cap on gaming revenues from the planned Integrated Resorts was dropped after feedback from bidders. (CNA)

16 October 2005 (Sunday)

15 October 2005 (Saturday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Over 200 people, including religious leaders have gathered in Kuala Garing to pray for the recovery of Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood, who is recuperating from breast cancer treatment. (The Star)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg The Malaysian Government is currently arranging a meeting with Thai officials regarding the 131 Thai Muslims who crossed the border into Kelantan. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore becomes the first Southeast Asian country to be featured at the Sao Paulo International Biennial of Architecture and Design, to be held in Brazil from 22 October. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The National Weather Project, aimed at getting school students to be aware of global climatic changes, received overwhelming support with over 160 schools taking part. (CNA)

14 October 2005 (Friday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg The Parliamentary Services Act 1963 will be revived by the government so that the Parliament would not be influenced by any political party. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The United Overseas Bank takes a majority control of Indonesia's PT Bank Buana Indonesia with an additional 30% stake purchase via UOB's subsidiary, UOB International Investment Pte Ltd. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Asian Aerospace will no longer be held in Singapore after the show in 2006 after disagreements over the new exhibition site. The new site will be utilised by the new Changi International Airshow instead. (CNA)

13 October 2005 (Thursday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg Education in Singapore: The Ministry of Education set up a SGD$4.5 million School Twinning Fund to facilitate 9,000 primary and secondary school students to participate in overseas exchange programmes. About 120 of the 353 schools in Singapore have some form of exchange programmes. (CNA)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Foreign relations of Malaysia: Iraq's Industry Minister, Osama al-Najafi requests Malaysia's assistance in the reconstruction of Iraq, among other issues such as bilateral relations and investments during his three-day visit in Malaysia. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Traffic Police Department of the Singapore Police Force launches the "Wave to say thanks" campaign to promote countery on the roads. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Channel NewsAsia was the fastest growing television channel in Singapore during the period of July 2004 to June 2005. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Housing and Development Board considers various options to clear its 9,000 unsold flats, including involving the private sector and improving the interior furnishings. (CNA)

12 October 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Registration of Criminals Bill takes effect and it allows ex-offenders of minor crimes to have their criminal records erased if they stay crime-free for five years. The Yellow Ribbon Project continues to help ex-offenders re-integrate into society. (CNA)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Analysis of the threatening items sent through post to foreign missions reveals that the yellow liquid was just oil mixed with water, and the white powder just plain white powder. (The Star)

11 October 2005 (Tuesday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board apologises for a mistake in a question in this year's PSLE Mathematics paper. The math question is flawed and cannot be solved. The Board is giving two marks to all students, regardless of their answers to the question. (CNA)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Bangkok rejects calls for bilateral talks with Malaysia on the issue of 131 Thais who fled to the state of Kelantan because of the country's troubled south. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Amid rising oil prices, Singapore emerges tops in the region in its ability to stem inflation. (CNA)

10 October 2005 (Monday)

  • Flag of Sarawak.svg A 500-metre buffer zone along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border has been proposed to enhance security and stop illegal logging activities. (The Star)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The culpable homicide charge against former stewardess Constance Chee was rephrased by the prosecution, while open disputes took place outside the courts. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg More Singaporeans are owning their own homes according to a survey conducted by the Department of Statistics. The 2003 study shows 92% owning their homes now, compared to 29% in the 1970s. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Airlines publicises its intentions to invest A$12 million to market Australia as a tourism destination in its attempt to be allowed to fly the lucrative route between Australia and the United States. (CNA)

9 October 2005 (Sunday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg 2005/06 A1GP: Alex Yoong finishes 6th in the Sprint Race for 5 points and 16th in the Feature Race at the Euro Speedway in Germany. (The Star)

8 October 2005 (Saturday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg Self-assessment kits to test for HIV infection and the onset of AIDS will be available to the masses by the end of 2005. (CNA)

7 October 2005 (Friday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg One man is sentenced to one month's imprisonment and another man sentenced to one day imprisonment on charges under the Sedition Act. Both men plead guilty to making racist remarks on the Internet against minority Malays. (Reuters) (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg 2005 dengue outbreak: Roof gutters will be banned from all new developments, while existing building owners will be encouraged to remove them in a bid to prevent future outbreaks of the disease. (CNA)

6 October 2005 (Thursday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia loses to New Zealand 4-2 in the Indira Gandhi Gold Cup hockey tournament. (WorldHockey.org)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security S Jayakumar attends a demonstration on key installations security at Jurong Island. He says that the recent Bali bombings are a reminder that Singapore must stay vigilant and cannot let its guard down in the fight against terrorism. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The first Singapore Design Festival will be held from 9 November to 23 November, with some 50,000 participants expected to attend. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Public furore over the "white elephants" placards at the Buangkok MRT Station ends with the police deciding to let off the offender with a stern warning but with no charges pressed. (CNA)

5 October 2005 (Wednesday)

4 October 2005 (Tuesday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg 11 embassies in Kuala Lumpur received suspicious packages containing threatening letters and unidentified liquid, triggering security alerts. The embassies are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. (Forbes)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg José Carreras is in Singapore as part of celebrations for the Victoria Concert Hall's 100th anniversary since its opening on 18 October 1905.(CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg More Singaporeans are taking to wine, as imports rise to S$100 million in 2004, up from S$76 million in 2003. (CNA) (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg A school modelled after Singaporean schools will be built on Hulhumale Island in the Maldives. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Singapore Changi Airport gears up against regional competition with terminal upgrading and expansion. (CNA) (CNA) (CNA)

3 October 2005 (Monday)

  • Flag of Singapore.svg The Singapore Armed Forces is sending a medical team, composed of of two doctors, two nurses, and two paramedics to Bali to help treat victims of the Bali bombings at the Sanglah Hospital. (CNA)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Malaysia's Chief of Army, General Abdul Aziz Zainal arrives in Singapore for an introductory visit.
  • Flag of Singapore.svg The first of Nicoll Highway criminal trials starts today, with Ng Seng Yoong, the Qualified Person on the site, facing charge of breaching conditions under the Building Control Act. (CNA)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Australia defeats Malaysia 2-1 in the Indira Gandhi Gold Cup hockey tournament. (Sportal.com.au)

2 October 2005 (Sunday)

  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Singapore.svg 10,000 people participate in the Johor-Singapore International 2nd Link Bridge Run, an event in its sixth year. (CNA)
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Foreign Minister George Yeo condemns the Bali bomb attacks which killed at least 26 people and expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. He says that the latest attack is a reminder that although terrorist groups have been weakened, they remain a threat to our societies. Two hospitals, Singapore General Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital, are treating victims from the blasts. The injured were being flown in by a medical assistance company International SOS. (CNA)[1]
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi expresses his condolences to the families of the victims of the Bali bomb attacks. The Prime Minister says he is deeply saddened by the violence in the tourist resort island and says "I hope the Indonesian authorities will investigate and get the perpetrators". (TheStar)
  • Flag of Malaysia.svg Hosts India trounces Malaysia 2-1 in the opening match of the Indira Gandhi Gold Cup hockey tournament. (The Star)

1 October 2005 (Saturday)


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