Daily Archives: 2019-09-02

Indonesia deports four Australians for demonstrating in Papua

Four Australians were deported from Indonesia’s Papua region on Monday, the immigration department said after they allegedly took part in demonstrations demanding independence for the restive province. Impoverished Papua, where a low-level insurgency against Indonesian control has simmered for decades, has seen two weeks of mass protests and deadly riots sparked by anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule. …

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Hong Kong students boycott classes as China warns ‘end is coming’

by Aidan JONES / Yan ZHAO Thousands of black-clad students rallied in central Hong Kong Monday at the start of a two-week university boycott, piling pressure on the city’s leaders to resolve months of increasingly violent anti-government protests that show no sign of easing. Students have been the backbone of opposition to government plans to allow extraditions to China, a …

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Why can’t the 4G politicians say sorry or thank you?

by Joseph Nathan Singaporeans have come to accept the many Hard Truths that the People’s Action Party (PAP) is no longer the same political party like the one from the First Cabinet. From being a prudent Singaporean-centric party, PAP has now become too extravagant and party-centric, and questions are being asked as to who exactly their 4G politicians are serving …

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How much cheaper are flats in Johor compared to Singapore?

by ValueChampion How much more affordable are homes in different areas of Johor compared to neighbourhoods in Singapore? We analysed median prices in both locations to find out. Separated by just the Straits of Johor, Johor and Singapore are familiar neighbours. However, their respective property markets vary significantly. For those considering purchasing a home in either location, it is useful to …

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