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Qatar Airways chief accuses Jewel Changi Airport of copycat design: 5 other times he made controversial comments

SINGAPORE – Two weeks ago, Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker accused Changi Airport Group (CAG) of having copied Qatar’s ideas in the design of Changi’s Jewel. Since he began his tenure as Qatar Airways chief in 1997, Mr Al Baker has not been shy to publicly put down his competitors. Here are five other instances […]

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Thai woman sues daughter, bank employees for $11m embezzlement

Huay Sriwirat, aged 76, accompanied by her lawyer Ananchai Chaidet, today (November 19) filed a lawsuit at Phra Khanong Civil Court against KasikornBank, four bank employees and her own daughter for allegedly withdrawing more than Bt250 million (S$ 11 million) from her bank account by using fake documents. In 2014, while Huay was being treated […]

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Firemen free man with leg caught in escalator in KL mall

KUALA LUMPUR – A man’s leg got stuck in an escalator at a shopping mall here for about 45 minutes before he was released by a team from the Fire and Rescue Department. The department’s operations commander Mohd Zuhair Faisal Zulkifli said they dispatched six personnel from the Titiwangsa station to the scene five minutes after […]

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Man accused of rape in ‘threesome’ plan was worried his hairy legs would give game away

SINGAPORE – A jobless young man, who was invited by a man he met online to take part in a threesome with the latter’s girlfriend without her knowledge and consent, was concerned about whether his hairy legs could give the game away, the High Court heard on Tuesday (Nov 5). This emerged on the first […]

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Korean baby left brain damaged after nurse throws her into crib, thousands petition for justice

One mother in South Korea checked into a hospital and expected to leave with a new bundle of joy. But she was left with more questions than answers after a nurse’s alleged abuse resulted in her baby girl suffering severe injuries. To date, over 200,000 South Koreans have signed a Blue House petition calling for the nurse accused of fracturing […]

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Ex-Johor exco member loses battle with cancer

JOHOR BARU – Former Johor state executive councillor and former Johor Baru MCA division chairman Datuk Freddie Long Hoo Hin (pic) has lost his battle with cancer. He died around 3pm yesterday at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital in Jalan Abdul Samad here. Long, 76, was the former Gertak Merah and Stulang assemblyman for five terms. Previously, […]

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Movie on sensational cave rescue all set to hit screens in Thailand

The first movie about last year’s dramatic rescue operation at the Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai province will be screened nationwide from Thursday (November 21). “The Cave, Nang Non” is based on “the untold true story of the rescue mission that captivated the world”, according to the movie’s promotional poster. “It was a […]

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Netizens take pity on woman spotted pushing Personal Mobility Aid along footpath

Amidst the hilarious gags about the e-scooter ban hammer yesterday, there was one particular scene that anyone with a heart would find pretty forlorn.  In a video clip that has since gone viral on the Helloあsia Singapore Facebook page, a woman can be seen struggling to push her personal mobility device (PMD) along the footpath.  It’s […]

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South Korea nuclear regulator wants information on radioactive Fukushima water release

SEOUL – Japan’s reluctance to disclose information about the release of radioactive water from its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is hampering neighbouring countries’ efforts to minimise the impact, the head of South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday. Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at some of the reactors the Fukushima […]

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