Starting November 1, vaccinated foreign maids can enter and work in Singapore. (Unwicked/WikimediaCommons)

Vaccinated Foreign Maids Can Enter Singapore Starting Nov 1

Starting Nov. 1, vaccinated foreign maids can enter and work in Singapore. The government will accept new applications from Oct. 15, provided they have...

A scandal that won’t die 

Malaysia is due to hold a general election in the next 12 months with the ruling United Malays National Organisation facing a tricky news...

The generals and their ‘lady’

Fighting is ongoing in Myanmar’s northerly Kachin State after the military began attacks on the powerful Kachin Independence Army (KIA) last month. The rebel...

Singapore braced for tough year

Singapore is better placed than most of its Asean neighbours to withstand a downturn. Source: Flickr Few countries have been so consistently forced to live...

‘Fixers’ as a product of corruption

When you think of the country “Philippines,” whether you’ve made a visit or not, the first word that may worm its way into your...

Asean climate crises loom after decades of abuse 

Asean’s governments continue to abuse the environment but the regional body’s shared ecological efforts to tackle the issues are pitiful.   Farmers along the Mekong have been...

Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

Coronavirus impact continues to spread 

Singapore’s factory activity collapsed last month as the flu-like coronavirus sent sniffles through Asean, disrupting global supply chains. However, the number of coronavirus deaths is...

Mahathir: immaturing with age

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Source: Flickr Malaysia's turbulent political scene took a peculiar twist last week, even by the federation's standards, when the former...

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