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Seoul tells Tokyo it will ‘normalise’ military pact

South Korea moves to normalize a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, strengthening ties amid threats from North Korea. The decision follows a recent summit between South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.

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.

15% of Singapore’s COVID-19 vccine stock worth S$140 million expired, Health Minister reveals

Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung announced in Parliament on Tuesday (21 Mar) that approximately 15% of the country's COVID-19 vaccine doses, valued at S$140 million, have expired. He added that the percentage of expired vaccines is expected to rise to around 25% before stabilizing.

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.

‘Most expensive pasar malam stall?’ Kf Seetoh surprised by S$18,000 a month rental at...

Geylang Serai Ramadan bazaar sees high rental costs, with Makansutra founder Kf Seetoh calling it "the world's most expensive pasar malam stall." Nearly 200 units remain unoccupied as vendors face up to S$18,000 in rent for a single unit.

Tampines GreenVines red lift lobby controversy: Design of Build-to-Order (BTO) HDB projects finalized before...

Minister of National Development, Desmond Lee says that designs of Build-to-Order (BTO) projects by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) are finalized before launch, allowing prospective buyers to refer to the launch brochures for a general understanding of each development's design.

21-year-old Indonesian woman dies after accidentally hanging herself while creating social media content via...

A 21-year-old woman in Indonesia died by hanging while creating content via video call with her friends. She expressed her desire to pretend to hang herself, went live on social media, and lost her balance while wrapped in a piece of cloth around her neck. Her friends found her already passed away in her rented residence, and an investigation confirmed it as a suicide.

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