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Singaporean retrenched from Meta competes with other retrenched foreigners for jobs

Channel News Asia reported earlier this month (10 Mar) that many of the tech workers who were retrenched earlier in Singapore, are still struggling...

Weekly new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore surged over 10,000 for the past two...

There have been over 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore per week for two consecutive weeks. Doctors interviewed say it is likely due to the more relaxed mindset of the public on preventative measures against COVID-19 infections.

Video footage shows Malaysia’s city council officers using force against elderly man and his...

Social media is abuzz with videos and pictures showing Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) enforcement officers allegedly roughing up an old man who was trying to protect his dogs from being captured.

Malaysian netizen torn between staying in Kuala Lumpur or returning to their hometown for...

A Malaysian netizen's confession about being torn between staying in Kuala Lumpur or returning to their hometown for a simpler life has gone viral online as his experiences resonate with others working in the capital city burdened with high rent and cost of living.

China says does not ask firms for foreign data as TikTok row grows

China denied asking companies to hand over overseas data amid mounting calls for a TikTok ban in the US. The app's CEO faced questioning from US lawmakers over concerns about ties to China and dangers to teenagers. TikTok is facing an existential threat as it seeks to either split from its Chinese ownership or be banned in the US. The app has become a cultural powerhouse, with 150 million monthly users in the country. TikTok hopes to appease authorities with Project Texas, a plan to ring-fence US data into a US-run division, but lawmakers doubt its ability to address national security concerns.

South Korea to seek extradition of crypto fugitive Do Kwon

South Korea will seek the extradition of fugitive crypto entrepreneur Do Kwon, prosecutors told AFP Friday, after the Terraform founder was arrested in Montenegro and hit with US fraud charges.

Leong Mun Wai amends Facebook post that K Shanmugam wants to be deleted

Non-constituency Member of Parliament Leong Mun Wai has updated his Facebook post, which was the subject of a heated exchange in Parliament with Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam. The post questioned the government's alleged double standards and the characterization of Lee Hsien Yang and Mrs. Lee Suet Fern as "absconders." Mr Shanmugam accused Leong of violating parliamentary procedures and demanded him to delete his post and to apologise. In his amended post on Friday, Mr Leong admitted his mistake in suggesting the guilt of the Keppel Offshore & Marine corruption case executives and has amended his post on Monday accordingly. However, he declined to delete the entire post, stating that other points were valid and not objected by members of the House.

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