Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

Singapore promised driverless taxis by 2017

Smaller 2getthere driverless pods at work in Abu Dhabi. Source: YouTube Driverless pods providing seamless door-to-door connectivity should be available in Singapore by the end...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Malaysia gets public holiday for election

Malaysia’s May 9 general election will be a public holiday, after the decision to hold it on a Wednesday sparked allegations that the embattled...

1MDB trial begins in Singapore

The Old Supreme Court Building on Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia A banker who helped manage the accounts of Malaysian investment fund 1MDB has gone on trial...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

Region chokes on ‘haze’ again

Smog has made life difficult for Singaporeans in previous years. Source: Wikimedia "Haze" has returned to Singapore with the air smelling of burning from fires...

Singapore tops smart city study

Singapore has topped a global ranking of smart cities for last year which assessed 20 urban areas in integration of Internet of Things (IoT)...

Singapore minister defends fake news bill 

Singapore’s controversial “fake news” legislation is due to come into effect after June as the city-state tries to control online falsities.  The Protection from Online...

Lee Kuan Yew children in public feud

The wax figure Lee Kuan Yew and his wife, Kwa Geok Choo, at the Madame Tussauds Singapore on Sentosa. Source: Flickr A family feud between...

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