Malaysia GDP grows at 4%

Four-per-cent growth would not sound too bad in western capitals. Source: Wikimedia Malaysian growth slid for a fifth straight quarter in June and avoiding a...

Duterte ready to kill ‘millions’ 

Rodrigo Duterte makes a familiar gesture to the European Union last month. Source: YouTube The Philippine's president, Rodrigo Duterte, does not see himself as another...

Filipinos avoid jabs amid dengue crisis 

Parents in the Philippines are refusing to give their children polio, chicken pox and tetanus jabs amid a health scare over a dengue vaccine,...

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...

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...

1MDB pair charged in S’pore

Singapore’s judiciary is delving into the 1MDB scandal. Source: Wikimedia Singaporean prosecutors have charged two former private bankers with forgery and other criminal charges in...

MAS bans ex-Goldman Sachs banker

Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey City, NJ. The Singapore authorities have banned ex-Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner from its securities industry for 10 years and...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community over the...

Singapore backs ‘Belt and Road’

Singapore Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan (pictured) says bilateral relations with China are in "good working order" and that they will work together on...

Summit aims to bust piracy 

The USS Abraham Lincoln in the well-used Strait of Malacca. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to strengthen coordination to address problems like piracy in...

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Generous Singapore budget expected

Singaporean Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver his budget today with spending increases expected amid talk of a possible general election being called...

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A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

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