September 2005 in Malaysia and Singapore

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30 September 2005 (Friday)

29 September 2005 (Thursday)

  • A small fire breaks out at the Health Ministry's office in Putrajaya at 7:52am. No injuries were reported. (The Star)
  • Malaysia moves up 7 places and now has the 24th most competitive economy out of 117 countries, according to the World Economic Forum. (MSN Money) (Forbes)
  • Legislative bills are being prepared to protect consumers and halt the activities of illegal practitioners. The bills are targeted at roughly 10,000 beauty and health care centers operating in Malaysia, said Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. (The Star) (Bernama)
  • Michael McCrea, a 46 year old British businessman, is charged in Singapore court with two counts of murder, two days after he was extradited from Australia. (Guardian) (CNA)
  • In an ASEAN forum, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra proposes banning its citizens from holding dual citizenship. Among other issues discussed in the forum were the status of the 131 Thai nationals who fled to Malaysia. (The Star)
  • A national avian flu committee has been set up to prepare in case of an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of flu in the country. RM500 million worth of medications, vaccines and protective gear would be needed, said Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. (The Star) (NST)
  • Malaysia now houses the first production centre in Asia for the television programme Fear Factor. Indian, Indonesian and Malaysian versions of Fear Factor are also currently in production, with Fear Factor Malaysia premiering on ntv7 on November 11. (The Star) (NST) (Bernama)
  • Abdul Rahim Md Noor, a policeman, has become Penang's fifth casualty of the dengue fever outbreak. The Pulau Pinang Municipal Council has fogged around 780,000 houses and issued fines to 376 house owners housing mosquito larvae. (The Star) (The Star) (NST)

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21 September 2005 (Wednesday)

  • The National Cancer Centre is launching a campaign for a ban on tobacco products in ten years. This is part of an international effort by nine National Cancer Centres in Asia to advocate for tobacco ban in their countries. (CNA)

20 September 2005 (Tuesday)

19 September 2005 (Monday)

18 September 2005 (Sunday)

17 September 2005 (Saturday)

  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that racist remarks that threatened multi-racial harmony will not be tolerated in Singapore and are against the law and the Sedition Act (CNA)
  • Dengue outbreak: Over 700 government officers, grassroots members and volunteers begin a weekend "blitz" to locate and destroy mosquito breeding sites at four dengue hotspots: Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Yishun and Marsiling.

16 September 2005 (Friday)

  • A third person, a 17 year old youth, is charged under the Sedition Act, for his remarks on his blog site that allegedly promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races of Singapore. (CNA)
  • The National Kidney Foundation Singapore retrenches 92 staff in the fund-raising department to cut costs. (CNA)
  • Raffles Hotel celebrates its 118th anniversary. (CNA)

15 September 2005 (Thursday)

14 September 2005 (Wednesday)

13 September 2005 (Tuesday)

  • Singapore's first all-female cockpit crew completes a Jetstar Airways flight to Bangkok. (CNA)
  • Eyes in the Sky: The security initiative, Eyes in the Sky, proposed by the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Najib Tun Razak, was officially launched today in Kuala Lumpur. Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will each conduct up to 2 patrols per week and is observed by Thailand. (CNA)
  • 2005 dengue outbreak in Singapore: The National Environment Agency have launched today a telephone hotline as an avenue for the members of public to report any cases (or suspected) of breeding site. Reported cases of dengue infection have risen to 110 cases as of the early afternoon of 13 September 2005. (CNA)
  • Water resource in Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opens the country's first desalination plant by SingSpring, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hyflux. The plant, located at Tuas, produces 30 million gallons of water each day. (CNA)
  • The High Court of Australia has rejected Michael McCrea's appeal against extradition to Singapore for trial of a double murder. The Australian Government had earlier agreed to extradite him after the Singaporean Government gave assurances he would not receive the death penalty. (ABC Australia)

12 September 2005 (Monday)

11 September 2005 (Sunday)

10 September 2005 (Saturday)

  • Singapore wins the Asian Netball Championship with a win over the Malaysian team with a score of 53-39. (CNA)

9 September 2005 (Friday)

8 September 2005 (Thursday)

  • Singapore Ministry of Defence confirms that two Fokker 50 planes from the Republic of Singapore Air Force will be involved in the joint patrol of the Strait of Malacca together with aircraft from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. (CNA)
  • 2005 dengue outbreak in Singapore: More hospitals in Singapore are receiving dengue fever patients to relieve overcrowding in some hospitals as the number of cases this year reaches 9,000. (CNA) (ABC)
  • The Jurong Youth Centre has its opening ceremony today. Run by the Singapore Children's Society, the centre organizes a range of programmes for about 200 secondary school students and one of its main thrusts is to encourage students to continue their formal education. (CNA)

7 September 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Hyflux founder Olivia Lum becomes the first and only female on Forbes' Southeast Asia Rich list with a net worth of US$240 million. (CNA)

6 September 2005 (Tuesday)

  • Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) says in a statement that it is in the final stage of negotiations with Boeing for its new generation of fighter, indicating the US-made F-15 Eagle had won over the French-built Rafale in this procurement programme. Industry analysts estimated the contract to be worth about US$1 billion. (Today) (MINDEF)

5 September 2005 (Monday)

4 September 2005 (Sunday)

3 September 2005 (Saturday)

2 September 2005 (Friday)

  • Singaporean response to Hurricane Katrina: Three Singaporean CH-47 Chinook helicopters and thirty-eight RSAF personnel from a training detachment based in Grand Prairie, Texas are assisting in relief operations of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, operating out of Fort Polk in cooperation with the Texas Army National Guard. (MINDEF) (CNA)
  • MediaCorp's new movie, The Maid, will be screened for free to over 500 domestic helpers. (CNA)
  • The new President's Design Award will be launched in 2006 to recognise the best designers and designs in Singapore. (CNA)

1 September 2005 (Thursday)

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