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Jho Low agrees to sell $53m Los Angeles mansion

KUALA LUMPUR • US prosecutors and representatives of fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho want to sell a US$39 million (S$53 million) mansion in Los Angeles that he bought in 2012 with money allegedly stolen from the state-owned 1MDB investment fund. The empty mansion above the trendy Sunset Strip is falling into further disrepair by […]

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Johor Sultan to hand over land for rail link to S’pore

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar is ready to surrender his plot of land in Bukit Chagar to the Malaysian government for free to be used for a planned rail link with Singapore. The monarch was responding to recent news reports which claimed that the Rapid Transit System (RTS) project was delayed because the federal […]

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Fake Singapore passports a hot seller online

He peddles all sorts of forged papers on the black market, but the bright red Singapore passport – one of the most powerful travel document in the world – is among his hot sellers. The seller on the Dark Web claims the fake documents are as good as state-issued ones, adding that the authorities will […]

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Medical records, bank account details, e-mail passwords and Netflix login can be bought for $1,000 on Dark Web

On the data black market, thieves peddle stolen medical records, bank account details, e-mail passwords and even Netflix logins. Priceless to you, perhaps. But on the Dark Web, an online space that can be accessed using only special software, they can be traded for less than $1,000. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading […]

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Coronation for Thai King at auspicious time of 10.09am

BANGKOK • Coronation for the Chakri dynasty’s 10th king began yesterday at the auspicious time of 10.09am. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, dressed in a white robe with gold trim, sat in a specially constructed pavilion on the grounds of Bangkok’s Grand Palace as he was doused in water. The elderly Supreme Patriarch, the most senior […]

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Thai King crowned amid pomp and ceremony

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was formally crowned yesterday in the kingdom’s first coronation in almost seven decades. The 66-year-old monarch was sprinkled with water collected from around the kingdom, before donning a 7.3kg diamond-topped crown and reading out his first royal command. “I shall continue, preserve and build upon the royal legacy, and shall reign […]

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Delegating duties, exercising regularly and taking time to recharge: Heng Swee Keat

In his first interview since becoming Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat talks about how he has been doing since his health scare in 2016 and what he does to relax. Q You recently said that you have learnt how to pace yourself a little bit after your health scare and your stroke, so […]

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Building good relations with foreign partners on different levels: Heng Swee Keat

In his first interview since becoming Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat talks about Singapore’s relations with other countries, and what it can do to strengthen these ties. Q How do you see yourself and the fourth-generation team strengthening some of Singapore’s partnerships with Asean and internationally, and building on them? A Well, I […]

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PAP working on election manifesto, list of candidates: Heng Swee Keat

The People’s Action Party (PAP) is working on its manifesto and in the midst of selecting candidates for the next general election (GE), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Friday. It is also reaching out to different segments of the population to make sure it is able to understand their concerns, and work […]

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Managing change to ensure continuity in Singapore politics

How different are the concerns of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and fourth-generation ministers from those of generations before? What shifts in leadership style can Singaporeans expect when they take charge in a few years? How might Singapore politics change? Not too different, going by Mr Heng’s first interview with the media since his […]

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Accessibility in Bukit Panjang improved by restored bridge

It will never be a bridge too far again for residents of Senja ward, in Bukit Panjang. For a year, it would take teenager Ricardo Tan, who lives at Block 629 Senja Road, about 35 minutes to get to school – even though it is less than 600m from his home. That was because a […]

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Hyflux mystery white knight is UAE’s Utico

Embattled water treatment firm Hyflux could get a $400 million lifeline from UAE utilities provider Utico FZC for “equity and working capital purposes and possible urgent interim funding”, the company said in an SGX announcement late on Friday. The offer comes just weeks before Hyflux’s debt moratorium is set to expire on May 24, and […]

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Thai King formally crowned

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn sitting on a golden royal palanquin following his coronation ceremony at the Grand Palace in Bangkok yesterday. Also known as King Rama X, he was formally crowned yesterday as part of an elaborate three-day ceremony, over two years after he ascended the throne. It is the country’s first coronation in almost […]

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Good jobs for Singaporeans a key focus: DPM Heng Swee Keat

Transforming the economy, ensuring inclusive growth and creating good jobs and opportunities for Singaporeans amid rapid changes in the global landscape are key areas which Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and his colleagues are focused on in the immediate term. But the “biggest unknown” in the years ahead is how politics in Singapore will […]

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John Lewis Reveals Critical Way He’d Have Described Trump To Martin Luther King Jr.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) would tell the late Martin Luther King Jr. that President Donald Trump is “a racist” who “doesn’t understand the meaning of your life and the significance of the civil-rights movement” if the civil-rights icon was still alive today. The congressman also revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he’d tell […]

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Jimmy Fallon Tries To Break The Internet With These Beto O’Rourke Impressions

The former Texas congressman has undoubtedly got some game when it comes to social media. Who can forget that Instagram video of his dentist visit? So, Fallon has imagined other videos that O’Rourke may share on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and MySpace during the 2020 campaign. The first episode, shared online Friday, features Fallon as O’Rourke […]

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Larry Kudlow’s ‘Killing It On The Economy’ Video Goes Viral For The Wrong Reasons

And he’s now gone viral, but perhaps not for the reasons that President Donald Trump’s administration was hoping. In a 15-second video released by the White House on Friday, its chief economic adviser boasted about “low unemployment, high jobs, high wages, big consumer confidence, major productivity and NO inflation.” “It’s totally awesome, we’re killing it […]

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Around 50 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza: Israeli army

JERUSALEM: A barrage of around 50 rockets was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday and dozens were intercepted by air defences, the Israeli army said.The army said earlier it had targeted two rocket launchers in Gaza with an air strike in response. It was not yet clear if there were casualties on […]

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North Korea Fires An Unidentified Short-Range Missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday fired an unidentified short-range missile from its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington over its nuclear arsenal. South Korean and U.S. authorities are analyzing the details, but if it […]