Observers in South Korea have said that the North Korean leadership's glorification of returned prisoners from the South is an indication that Kim Jong-Un may not have a firm grip on power.
A net weighted balance of 4 per cent of firms expect less favourable business conditions, in part due to the seasonal effect, according to a survey by the Department of Statistics.
More than 10,000 people have registered to use the OneService mobile app and over 900 cases have been reported through the app, said Minister in the Prime Minister's office Grace Fu.
Both countries' defence ministers reaffirmed long-standing cooperation and friendship between both Armed Forces and agreed on four new initiatives going forward.
Former Navy chief Ng Chee Peng will succeed Mr Yee Ping Yi, who has been Chief Executive of the Central Provident Fund Board since January 2011.
About 12,900 counterfeit phones and accessories with an estimated street value of S$600,000 were seized by the police.
SCDF said that most of the fire incidences it responded to involved vegetation fires, while more than 95 per cent of ambulance calls were emergency calls.
The deadline has passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.
Total loans and advances as of end-December fell to S$607.96 billion from $608.17 billion the previous month, while credit card billings rose to S$4.37 billion from S$3.82 billion.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo's popularity has taken a hit over claims that he has moved too slowly in his first 100 days in office to deal with Indonesia's endemic corruption.