Singapore to survive trade war: MAS

The Singaporean economy is expected to grow this year despite the potential of a US-Chinese trade war, according to the Monetary Authority of SingaporeMonetary...

Singapore targets Asean smart cities 

Asean’s leaders will gather in Singapore from today (Wednesday) until Saturday for the 32nd Asean summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chairing.  Singapore says...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...

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...

Singapore signs Belt and Road deal

Singapore has signed an agreement with China to strengthen cooperation on its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to expand the city-state's involvement.  The two...

KL makes UN bid for tiny island 

The UN's highest court says it will hold hearings in June into Malaysia's request to overturn a ruling in an ongoing dispute with Singapore...

Singapore faces plastic crisis

Singaporeans use on average 1.6 plastic bags a day and their production uses enough petrol in a year to drive 8,555 cars around the...

Uber exits Asean with sale to rival 

Ride-hailing service Grab has acquired Uber’s Asean operations, confirming reports of the merger, saying it would integrate Uber’s ride-sharing and food delivery operation. "This deal...

Singapore hopes to harness sun

Singapore’s Powering the Future study is examining how to boost solar energy production from the current 2 per cent of power that currently comes...

Facebook admits ‘mistakes’ in S’pore

Facebook’s regional representative has told Singaporean MPs that the social-media giant “got it wrong” and it had a “moral obligation” to inform its users...

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Jakarta approves tough ‘terror’ law

The Indonesian parliament has unanimously approved a contentious"anti-terror" law that grants the military direct involvement in so-called counter-terror operations and security decisions. After several suicide...

Ex-PM faces ridicule amid probe

Malaysia’s scandal-ridden former prime minister Najib Razak is facing investigators for a second time in a week over the scandal involving the state-owned 1MDB...

Myanmar faces fresh US sanctions 

The normally polarised US House of Representatives has voted 382-30 in favour of legislation to pressure Myanmar to improve its record on human rights. The...