Current Affairs

North Korea fires two ‘unidentified projectiles’

by Claire LEE Seoul/AFP North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on “foolish” calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace talks with the South. It was the sixth round of launches in recent weeks in protest at ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and the US. …

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Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border: AFP

Thousands of Chinese military personnel waving red flags paraded at a sports stadium in a city across the border from Hong Kong on Thursday, an AFP reporter witnessed. Armoured vehicles were also seen inside the stadium in Shenzhen, with the event taking place as concerns build that China may intervene to end 10 weeks of unrest in Hong Kong. State-run …

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Singapore-based company charged for shipping S$600,000 worth of luxury goods to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions

A Singapore-based company, Sinsms, was charged under the United Nations (Sanctions – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2010 for supplying luxury items worth more than S$600,000 to North Korea via China-based trading firm Dalian Sun Moon Start International Logistics Trading Co. The luxury items include wines and spirits which were shipped to North Korea via China’s port city Dalian …

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Micron says its new Woodlands facility would add further 1,500 jobs; Tax breaks of at least US$2.1 tax breaks received from SG govt in FY 2018 and FY2019

It was reported in the media today that Micron’s new expanded facility in Woodlands would be helping to add a further 1,500 jobs in Singapore over the next few years (‘Micron plans to add 1,500 more jobs to its Singapore operations‘, 15 Aug). But of course, nothing comes free in this world. In return for Micron’s “commitment” to invest in …

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