Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

Vietnam urged to embrace mobile payments 

The boss of Chinese online giant Alibaba says he fears Vietnamese consumer suspicion could hamper mobile-payment development in the communist state. Group chairman Jack Ma...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

S’pore tops cyber attack list

Singapore is now launching the world’s most cyber attacks, according to Israel’s data security company Check Point Software. The firm says its software tracks around...

Lee works on Beijing ties 

Singapore and China are hoping to put recent disagreements behind them over Taiwan and South China Sea as the Lion City's Prime Minister Lee...

Axa customers exposed in hack

The personal data of 5,400 AXA Insurance customers in Singapore has been leaked in a cyber attack, customers have been warned. AXA data protection chief...

Cars fail to pass S’pore air tests

The popular Honda Accord and Toyota Vios will soon be banned from new sales in Singapore as they will not meet this week's Euro...

Google agrees to censor for Jakarta

Indonesia and Google have signed an agreement to step up monitoring of content on YouTube after Jakarta complained about the misuse of social media...

Amazon stutters in Asean adventure

Online giant Amazon launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore this week, marking its biggest Asean push and first attempt to take on Chinese...

Merkel and Lee promise deeper ties

Singapore and Germany have signed a joint declaration to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation and deepen information exchanges. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Germany...

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