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Home Affairs Minister’s reply still doesn’t explain how Teo Chee Hean knew of ongoing...

The Minister for Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam, explained the government's approach to revealing the names of people under police investigation, specifically in the case of Lee Hsien Yang and Mrs Lee Suet Fern. The Minister clarified that the two had not been issued any order under the CPC to attend any investigations but had absconded from police investigation. His explanation, however, does not clarify how Mr Teo, whose portfolio has nothing to do with law enforcement, learned of the ongoing investigations against LHY and LSF. The use of the word "abscond" by the Minister is also troubling, and it is unclear why an offense is being suggested when the police did not issue an order for LHY and LSF to attend the interview.

Troubling issues rising from Teo Chee Hean’s disclosure on investigation against Lee Hsien Yang...

The recent disclosure of investigations against Lee Hsien Yang and Mrs Lee Suet Fern by Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Teo Chee Hean, has raised concerns. The revelation has led to questions about Mr Teo's awareness of ongoing investigations handled by other ministries and government agencies. It is unclear why he had to disclose this information while answering a parliamentary question about an e-book. The fact that Mr. Teo is a veteran politician from the ruling party and has no apparent connection to law enforcement raises further concerns about his access to sensitive information.

Drifting sideways, sliding backwards, has the country turned directionless?

Singapore faces a sense of directionlessness as it grapples with political issues, leadership uncertainty, and inequality, writes Augustine Low. The nation's once-promised rainbow of hope appears increasingly elusive, with short-term solutions to long-term problems becoming more prevalent.

Staying connected to customers in digital banking: The power of empathy

Michelle Huff, CMO at UserTesting shares how empathy is crucial for customer retention in digital banking. She points out that financial institutions should prioritize personalization, transparency, senior customer needs, understanding customer pain points, and balancing self-service with human interaction to provide better customer experiences.

Increasing Wage Disparities: Women in STEM fields face disappointing gains, men fare even worse

Despite Singapore's push for gender equality in STEM, recent data reveals disappointing wage growth for women, with men in these fields experiencing even worse outcomes.


Is another government collapse imminent in Malaysia? Political analysts share their thoughts

Political analysts weigh in on the possibility of another government collapse in Malaysia, as PAS President defends PN's plan to overthrow the Unity Government, sparking controversy. Six-state elections are due later this year.

Leong Mun Wai questions Minister’s use of the term, ‘absconded’ in case of Lee...

PSP's Leong Mun Wai criticized the government for publicly naming Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern as under police investigation while withholding names in the Keppel bribery case. He disputed labelling the Lees as having "absconded" and questioned the government's handling of the matter.

Hong Kong rights activist Albert Ho arrested by national security police

Albert Ho, One of Hong Kong's best-known rights activists was arrested by the city's national security police on Tuesday over alleged witness tampering.

French govt survives no-confidence votes in pension fight

The French government under President Emmanuel Macron on Monday survived two no-confidence motions in parliament, but still faced intense pressure over its handling of a controversial pensions reform.

Myanmar’s displaced dig to safety from junta air strikes

In Myanmar's Kayah state, displaced people live in a makeshift camp and build bunkers to protect themselves from junta shelling and air raids. With more than 90,000 people currently displaced, the military is resorting to artillery strikes and air power in its struggle to crush resistance to its rule.




‘Everything Everywhere’ claims early Oscars as gala kicks off with slap...

The sci-fi film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won early prizes at the Oscars, including best supporting actor and actress for Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film, which features multiple universes and hot dog fingers, has grossed $100 million at the box office and leads the overall nominations count, with 11. Another strong contender for best picture is "Top Gun: Maverick," while the lead acting contests are expected to be incredibly tight. The Oscars hope nominations for popular blockbusters will bring viewers back and improve ratings.

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Malaysia’s PM congratulates Michelle Yeoh historical achievement; Netizens urge Govt to elevate local creative...

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim congratulates Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh for her historic Best Actress win at the 95th Academy Awards. Yeoh made showbiz history for her performance in the sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. The PM called it a significant achievement and a source of great inspiration and motivation to homegrown actors and actresses, adding that it would provide impetus to the growth of Malaysia's local industry.

Taiwan 34th Lantern Festival celebration signifies return to pre-pandemic normalcy

TAIPEI, TAIWAN —  The celebration of Taiwan's 34th Lantern Festival officially kicked off last Sunday (5 Feb) in Taipei, which also marked the starting...

Venerable Master Hsing Yun passed away at age 97

TAIWAN —  Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founding patriarch of the Fo Guang Shan (Buddha’s Light Mountain) Buddhist Order, passed away on Sunday (5...

Malay girl astonishes netizens with her outstanding Chinese Lion Dance performance at regional competition

MALAYSIA— When Malaysia Tourism Board promoted the slogan, “Malaysia, Truly Asia” many years ago, the agency wanted to appeal to visiting tourists with the...

Getty Images targets AI firm for ‘copying’ photos

PARIS, FRANCE -- US firm Getty Images on Tuesday threatened to sue a tech company it accuses of illegally copying millions of photos for...