TASKFORCE TO TACKLE TRAFFICKING

The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons is set up to deal with the problem. Its job is to put into place comprehensive and coordinated strategies to effectively combat human trafficking. 

JENNIE CHUA HEADS SICC

Jennie Chua is made Chairman of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. She is the first woman to head the organisation in its 172- year history.

LONG-SERVING VOLUNTEERS HONOURED

Ann Elizabeth Wee and Indranee Elizabeth Nadisen are the recipients of the inaugural Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Awards by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.  Ann Elizabeth Wee is recognised for volunteering on the Juvenile Court’s...

WOMEN PADDLERS WIN SILVER MEDAL

In August, the women’s table tennis team (Li Jia Wei, Feng Tian Wei and Wang Yuegu) wins a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. It is only the second time that Singapore has won an Olympic medal.

LAURENTIA WINS TWO BRONZES

At the Beijing Paralympics in September, rider Laurentia Tan wins a bronze medal, Singapore’s first ever Paralympics medal. She will win another bronze in a later event. They are Asia’s first equestrian medals at the Paralympics. At the London Paralympics...