Malaysia pays token high-speed rail compensation

Malaysia has paid Singapore US$15 million to cover the costs of the delayed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project. Singapore's Ministry of Transport confirmed...

Ex-Singapore convict leaks HIV records

Since the leak of personal details about 14,200 Singaporeans with HIV, the Ministry of Health says it has been contacting patients affected to provide...

Dyson moves HQ to Singapore

Brexit-backing vacuum cleaner pioneer Sir James Dyson is abandoning its headquarters in the UK in favour of Singapore as Britain’s divorce from the European...

Vietnam enters Pacific trade deal

Vietnam’s entry this week into the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, to be followed by a trade agreement with the EU, will give Hanoi...

EU urged to shelve Vietnam trade deal

The European Parliament and Council have been urged by Human Rights Watch (HRW) to postpone the ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)...

Vietnam completes online clampdown

Legislation requiring internet companies operating in Vietnam to remove content the one-party state regards as "toxic" has come into effect, in a move critics...

Musk defends cave hero ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him from the British dive hero that he repeatedly labelled a...

Singapore holds hacker ‘bug bounty’

HackerOne, a security platform run by "white hat” or ethical hackers, says it will work with the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and...

Facebook admits Myanmar ‘failures’

Facebook has admitted that it failed to prevent its website from being used to incite violence and racism towards the Rohingya community in western...

Dyson to build electric cars in Singapore

Dyson, the UK-based company associated with vacuum cleaners, has picked Singapore to build its first electric car. Building work is due to start at...

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Singapore told to look to domestic market for growth 

Singaporean growth this year is expected to come in slightly below the midpoint of the 1.5 to 3.5 per cent forecast range without any...

Cambodia joins Asean’s rail network 

Cambodia and Thailand have reconnected a cross-border railway after 46 years as Asean’s rail links gradually improve. The military-appointed Thai prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, and...

Duterte threatens war with Canada over 103 sea containers 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told Canada to take back tonnes of waste it had “illegally” shipped to Manila or risk "war".  Canada is being...