Media

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Critics say approved measures grant government sweeping powers and threaten free speech.

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Singapore

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

Nearly 26 tonnes of pangolin scales seized - the biggest ever recorded - in two separate operations over the past week.

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

Asia Pacific

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

The deal will allow Malaysia Airlines' subsidiary Firefly to start operations at Seletar Airport this month.

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

Science & Technology

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Bill would require social media sites to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove certain comments.

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Ethiopia

Singapore, Australia ban use of Boeing 737 MAX

A number of countries have grounded Boeing's 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet in response to the Ethiopia crash.

Singapore, Australia ban use of Boeing 737 MAX

Human Rights

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Report warns that populist governments advocating use of death penalty may undermine global progress towards abolition.

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Vietnam

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: Who foots the bill?

Singapore case offers key lessons for Hanoi in dealing with security issues, diplomatic protocol and huge media influx.

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: The Singapore experience

AJ IMPACT

Fed up with flight delays in Asia? Blame the airports

Growth in the number of airports in Southeast Asia has failed to keep up with a surge in demand by passengers.

Fed up with flight delays in Asia? Blame the airports

Health

American leaked records of 14,200 HIV patients, says Singapore

The records included HIV test results and personal identification details of people majority of whom are foreigners.

American leaked records of 14,200 HIV patients, says Singapore

Singapore

Why is Singapore marking 1819 arrival of UK settler?

Stamford Raffles landed 200 years ago. But not all welcome government plans to mark the start of colonial rule.

Pirate or hero? Raffles bicentennial fuels Singapore debate

Singapore

Singapore vows military training review after actor's death

Military to assess if training 'too fast, too intense, too frequent' with focus on safety for reservists and recruits.

Singapore vows military training review after actor's death

AJ IMPACT

Brexit-backer Dyson moves company's main office to Singapore

Billionaire James Dyson, who revolutionised vacuum cleaners with bagless technology, is a well-known UK entrepreneur.

Brexit-backer Dyson moves company's main office to Singapore

Singapore

Former Singapore leadership candidate plans new opposition party

Move by former ruling party stalwart Tan Cheng Bock could boost opposition amid talk of election as soon as this year.

Former Singapore leadership candidate plans new opposition party

Singapore

Life after the Lees? Singapore prepares for the future

Finance minister becomes likely successor to Lee Hsien Loong as city-state positions for more challenging future.

Life after the Lees? Singapore prepares for the future

AJ IMPACT

Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks

Will US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet to discuss the trade dispute?