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Chinese students flee Hong Kong as campuses burn

SHENZHEN/HONG KONG – Having fled Hong Kong universities they had thought were a ticket to success, Chinese students from the mainland sit in hostels and noodle shops in the neighbouring city of Shenzhen wondering how they would complete their studies. With campuses turned into blazing battlegrounds, courses cancelled and anti-China sentiment growing more virulent, students […]

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Malaysian couple caught having sex in car crashes into longkang while trying to escape police

Perhaps the movie Titanic is to blame for popularising certain activities in the car. Two college students from Penang, aged 19 and 25, were getting frisky in their ride when a police officer tapped on their window on Saturday night (Oct 19). The officer’s sudden appearance shocked the couple, resulting in a high-speed chase after […]

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Mahathir joins criticism of comic linking Malay youths to extremism over Uygurs

A Malaysian-made, pro-Beijing comic book distributed in schools in the Southeast Asian nation has sparked outrage for suggesting Malays who support China’s Muslim Uygurs are radicals, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad also condemning the publication. He said while Malaysia viewed China as a friend and supported the idea of the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing’s […]

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Day of reckoning as South Korean students take crucial college entrance exam

SEOUL – A hush fell over South Korea on Thursday (Nov 14) as hundreds of thousands of students sat the high-stakes national university entrance exam that could define their future in the ultra-competitive country. Success in the day-long test – which teenagers spend years preparing for – means a place in one of the elite colleges […]

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Singapore goes big on solar power to battle climate change

Natural gas will continue to play a dominant role in generating electricity in Singapore while the state plans to accelerate the use of renewable energy, primarily solar power, in the next decade to battle climate change, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said. The cost of installing solar power has become more competitive […]

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Former PAS deputy chief charged with money laundering, corruption involving $1.3 million

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia – Former Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa claimed trial to three counts of money laundering and 30 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) amounting to about RM4 million (S$1.3 million) at the Sessions Court here on Tuesday (Oct 22). Nasharudin pleaded not guilty to all 33 charges read […]

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Elderly man clings to life after being hit in head by Hong Kong protesters’ brick

A 70-year-old man was fighting for his life on Wednesday after being struck in the head by a brick during a clash between anti-government protesters and residents in Sheung Shui. The man was among more than 20 local people who were clearing bricks left by protesters on Lung Wan Street outside the Sheung Shui MTR […]

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MGS and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima to appear at Victoria Theatre on Nov 17

The one and only Hideo Kojima is confirmed for an appearance in Singapore as part of a world tour for his upcoming magnum opus: Death Stranding.  The legendary figure behind a bumper crop of classic video games stands ready to connect with his Singapore fans come Nov 17 at the grand venue of Victoria Theatre, no […]