Musk repeats Singapore criticism

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has defended his comments, saying Singapore is not supportive of electric vehicles despite its construction of a dedicated, artificial “city”...

Changi trials face checks 

Singapore’s Changi airport is testing a facial-recognition system which it said could locate passengers and help speed up the boarding process. The airport is expanding...

Asean unveils 26 ‘smart’ cities 

The Asean leaders’ summit in Singapore has named 26 cities to pilot its Asean Smart Cities Network, in the hope of setting up a...

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...

Manila probes Facebook data leak 

The Philippines says it was investigating a Facebook data breach by the scandal-ridden political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The National Privacy Commission has written to Facebook...

Jakarta threatens Facebook ban

An Indonesian cabinet minister has threatened to axe Facebook if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being collected or if...

Fast Thai rail link unveiled 

Thailand’s military-appointed cabinet says it has approved a US$7-billion high-speed rail project between three airports. Annual tourist arrivals of more than half the Thai population...

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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Widodo U-turns on cleric release

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A Cambodian opposition MP and advocate of sanctions against the one-party state has been charged under the catch-all term of incitement after the dictatorial...