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Budget includes US$1,200 handout to each resident aged 18 and above, low-interest loans for small firms and tax cuts.
Even as the government goes all out to curb the spread of the virus, such as revising an infectious disease Act to fine people up to US$2,400 for refusing a virus test, and limiting the export of face masks to 10 per cent of the output, criticism of the Moon administration has grown.
Witnesses said Delhi police, who were outnumbered, did little to stop the violence, mostly standing by while groups pelted each other with stones, and vandalised vehicles and property.
Mr Trump was on a 36-hour, three-city tour of India, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump as well as his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner.
The unprecedented move for the King to interview MPs individually instead of meeting party leaders appears to be in line with Dr Mahathir’s plan to form a grand coalition across the political spectrum.
After his resignation, the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition saw the departure of dozens of lawmakers that left it short of a majority in Parliament.
The minister yesterday clarified that his statement on the cross-economy class marriage was meant to be a suggestion, and was not mandatory.
Fall comes amid Asia-wide forex sell-off after South Korea infection spike, two deaths in Japan.
China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Laos this week to discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are 10 highlights introduced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (Feb 18).
The study said detection ability among “low surveillance” countries, was just 11 per cent of Singapore’s.
Those returning to Beijing must stay at home for 14 days; steps being taken to help firms China has ordered the thousands of people returning to its capital city Beijing to quarantine themselves, as the nation gears up to officially return to work tomorrow.
The last new case is a 30-year-old Singaporean man who is a family member of case 50, the 62-year-old male DBS Bank employee who was confirmed to have the virus on Wednesday.
It is important for both countries to continue working closely together on the outbreak, especially given the high volume of travel between Singapore and Malaysia, the Republic’s Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The Congress, once a dominant presence in Delhi, faced a total rout with a vote share of about 4 per cent following a lacklustre campaign.
Jokowi makes historic address in Canberra, hopes new trade deal will lift both economies Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivered a rare address to Australia’s Parliament yesterday as the two nations committed to a “new beginning” aimed at boosting trade and ending their history of strained ties.
The Straits Times outlines the details of the 43 cases of coronavirus in Singapore so far.
The fight in the election in the capital is between the BJP and the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which remains the front runner.
Malaysian PM offers his take on payments in bribery scandal AirAsia’s embattled chief Tony Fernandes has received a temporary lifeline from Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who yesterday offered tacit personal approval for the business dealings of the airline’s top executives which were deemed fraudulent by British prosecutors in a bribery scandal involving Airbus.
Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said protecting the jobs of Singaporeans and ensuring the survival of businesses will be the Government’s primary focus.
CapitaLand has closed all four of its malls in Wuhan, where the virus outbreak originated, and both of its malls in Xi’an, as required by the respective local authorities, it said on Wednesday morning (Jan 29).
The outbreak is expected to affect Singapore’s economy, business and consumer confidence this year as the situation may persist for some time, Mr Chan said at a press conference by the multi-ministry task force on the Wuhan coronavirus.
Travellers and members of the public should adopt the following precautions at all times, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday (Jan 23): – Avoid contact with live animals, including poultry and birds – Avoid eating raw and undercooked meat .
All patients at emergency departments are screened, and those with fever and travel history are isolated.
China’s health commission said on Monday (Jan 20) that medical workers have been infected by the deadly coronavirus first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, confirming it can be transmitted between people.
There has been a dramatic increase of 136 cases of the mysterious Sars-like virus, including one death, in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday (Jan 20) as new cases were confirmed for the first time outside the city in Beijing and Shenzhen.
Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change and is grossly unprepared to deal with the consequences.
Police seized a gun and bullets which they believed were intended to be used during the demonstration.
The US made into law a bill supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.
Many say events of past 5 months galvanised their desire to exercise their democratic right.
China has made overtures to increase capital income in recent months.
China is facing off against several ASEAN members over the South China Sea.
Modi has not had the warmest reception to ASEAN after moves in Kashmir.
Another weekend, another protest in Hong Kong with violence perpetrated by alleged triads against demonstrators.
They say militant group remains capable and dangerous even after death of leader.
The statement came concurrently with the Hong Kong government removing a contentious extradition bill that sparked protests.
China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe delivers a speech at the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, China.
The protests have escalated in violence and crackdowns in recent months.
Police have stepped up campaigns across the city as protests reaches fifth month.
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Protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on a soggy Sunday (October 6) in defiance of the face mask ban but the largely peaceful marches descended into clashes with police later in the day.
Critics had feared the law would be used to curb free speech, even if decisions arising from it would come under court and judicial review.
Police say they opened fire with live rounds when their lives were under threat; two, including youth, in critical condition.
Clashes between police and protesters continued in Hong Kong for the second day of violence this weekend.
Haze has closed thousands of schools across Southeast Asia and has been responsible for several deaths.
More protests erupted this week, the third month of continuous weekend protest.
Protesters have not said how they will react to bill being scrapped.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would take the “difficult path” to remain in office to lead Hong Kong out of the current political crisis.
Celebrations set against sobering backdrop of deepening trade war with the US and political crisis in Hong Kong.
Japan is hosting an African summit to discuss development and investment.
China has previously said that the protests have bordered on terrorism.
Hong Kong courts declare airport occupation to be illegal.
Hong Kong protesters kept up the pressure on the government this past weekend with fresh protests.
He is suspected of violating money-laundering laws and will be detained for 20 days.
China has labeled this the most challenging circumstance that Hong Kong has faced since the handover.
The protests ended at West Kowloon station that connects city to mainland.
Protests have shut down Hong Kong for the past several days before a government crackdown.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says extradition Bill has to be passed as opponents call for fresh protests.
The Chinese Defense Minister was speaking at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore.
Indian PM sworn in after landslide win; BJP president Amit Shah among new faces in Cabinet.
They name three hired killers among six new suspects linked to Jakarta violence last week.
Most pre-election surveys had suggested that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi would return to power.
The plan was unveiled at the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan government.
BJP’s key pledges include housing for all by 2022 and the doubling of farmers’ incomes.
Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo and running mate Ma’ruf Amin join the carnival parade in Tangerang Banten.
According to Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, the decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was a political move made to avoid a coup attempt.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s lead over his election rival Prabowo Subianto has narrowed slightly, a new survey of more than 1,000 eligible voters has shown.
The X70, a fully imported version of Geely’s Boyue, makes up over half of national carmaker’s sales.
Counting not done after Election Commission says its systems experienced technical failure.
Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh called on Japan to return to Asean as its top investor, as it was in the 1970s and 1980s.
China will boost the incomes of urban and rural residents, and domestic consumption is expected to continue to expand and to upgrade.
It was the worst escalation in tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals since 2001.
The Election Commission said that members of the royal family should be “above politics” and therefore cannot “hold any political office”.
Ties between Malaysia and Singapore are still “good” despite ongoing air and maritime disputes between the two countries.
Jho Low rubbishes Wall Street Journal report about China’s alleged role in 1MDB probe.
The by-election comes after a disastrous local election cycle where the pro-independence party lost heavily.
The Straits Times takes a look at three headlines that will shape Southeast Asia in 2019.
The emperor made his last speech before his pending abdication.
The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach remote areas.
Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Russia being notable exceptions to the plan.
A racist ad and Instagram post has prompted massive backlash at luxury brand Dolce and Gabbana in China.
Grab on Thursday announced a partnership with Thailand’s Kasikornbank to launch
Henry Kissinger said that US and Chinese trade negotiators should avoid getting bogged down in details and first explain to each other what objectives they are seeking to achieve.
Search and rescue crews are still searching the area using sonar to recover debris and material.
Anwar Ibrahim said that as long as the position of the Malay language as the national language is accepted without question, mastery of other languages should be supported.
The Oxfam report criticised Singapore for spending “well below countries such as South Korea and Thailand” on healthcare, education and social protection.
Limiting global warming to 1,5 degrees Celcius possible but will need unprecedented societal changes: UN panel.
The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, is arrested on corruption charges.
Tens of thousands of children are in an “extremely precarious” condition after last Friday’s earthquake in eastern Indonesia.
China has hit back with reciprocal tariffs after President Trump imposed tariffs on over $200 billion of Chinese goods.
Parti Keadilan Rakyat president says relationship with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad amicable.
Despite typhoons and earthquakes, regular citizens attempt to go about their everyday lives.
A visit without Xi is now unlikely to achieve any positive results on the nuclear issue, say analysts.
Two Myanmar journalists were jailed for seven years each on Monday (Sept 3) for breaching the country’s official secrets act.
Flood-struck Kerala politicians say national pride should not be at expense of rehabilitation funds.
Singapore and Malaysia can pursue win-win cooperation and focus on their respective domestic priorities if bilateral relations are kept stable and close, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Indonesia’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7 earthquake on Sunday with scores dead and widespread property damage reported.
The two sides have agreed to formal texts to negotiate a long sought after code of conduct in the South China Sea.
The growing influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has meant that the threat of transnational terrorism erupting in the region has grown significantly.
Malaysia’s new government intends to rein in the country’s most powerful Islamic agency and its huge financial budget.
The Grab-Uber merger has implications for competition law and long-term commuting behaviour, and deserve careful scrutiny.
Kim is rumoured to have met Xi, even as China risks being sidelined in denuclearisation talks.