An ginger cat, with an injured paw, caught TikTok users' attention as it headed to a Selangor public hospital's emergency department, seeking treatment. A compassionate nurse promptly aided the cat, dressing its paw in a treatment room.
Indonesia's Coordinating Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, touts the nation's robust post-pandemic economic recovery at the UAE-Indonesia Economic Business Forum 2023, highlighting strong growth and investment potential.
In a landmark ruling, Lina Mukherjee, an Indonesian TikTok influencer, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined IDR 250 million (US$16,200) for her contentious video, where she uttered "bismillah" before eating pork, igniting a debate on religious insensitivity in Indonesia.
PDIP’s Ganjar Pranowo hints at potential alliance with Prabowo Subianto for 2024 Indonesian Presidential...
The potential partnership between Ganjar Pranowo of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) and Prabowo Subianto in the 2024 Presidential Election is a topic of discussion. At a recent campaign meeting, Pranowo acknowledged the ongoing discourse and stressed that in politics, "anything is possible" until confirmed by the General Election Commission (KPU).
Chinese activists Sophia Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing face trial for "inciting subversion of state power," raising health concerns after two years in detention. The closed-door trial heightens worries about China's shrinking civil society space.
A Geylang restaurant, Fok Lok Kee Private Kitchen, accidentally overcharged two customers, seeking them through social media for a refund of S$840. Despite being given a receipt, customers hadn't returned after two days. The restaurant turned to social media for help. They plan to contact the card company for a partial refund if needed. The delay in their Facebook post was said to be unintentional and clarified to be due to discrepancies in posting and transaction dates. Fortunately, the issue has been resolved using PayNow instead of the bank refund process.
In the recent reversal involving POFMA and the East Asia Forum, Singapore's legal approach has raised questions. The differential treatment between local and foreign entities, combined with apparent selective enforcement, raises concerns about the nation's commitment to the rule of law versus the rule by law.
Opinion: Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar's visit to China underscores Malaysia's important economic relationship with China while highlighting Malaysia's openness to other global partners. Anwar emphasized that Malaysia's Belt and Road Initiative engagement won't deter strengthening ties with other nations. Yet, Malaysia's foreign policy needs refining.
The Public Transport Council's 7% fare hike for bus and train services has ignited concerns among Singaporeans, especially considering its potential strain on lower-income households. While Singapore's adult monthly pass might seem reasonable on a global scale, it's essential to weigh it against disposable income. With no minimum wage in Singapore, the increased fares could mean certain families spend up to 17.2% of their take-home pay on transportation.
Has the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) highlighted a significant oversight in tabling a motion to suspend Transport Minister S. Iswaran's MP allowance, especially in light of his abstention from duties and the ongoing investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)? During the parliamentary debate on Tuesday, Ms Poa raised a compelling point: Is it justifiable for taxpayers’ funds to support an MP's salary when he voluntarily refrains from his duties? With the motion's rejection, a pressing question remains: How can an MP continue to draw a salary, with no legislative provision allowing for its recovery, should he be later found guilty?
Opinion: The recent ASEAN Summit addressed a broad range of topics, from electric vehicles to digital transformation, climate action, and human rights. However, the summit's outcomes often appear convoluted and repetitive, leaving observers overwhelmed. Despite numerous declarations, ASEAN's main challenge is implementing its ambitious visions. The bloc requires structural reform and improved transparency to be better understood by its citizens.
Letter: Singapore's ongoing efforts to boost its fertility rate, despite various incentives, face hurdles due to modern life stresses and personal concerns. Procreation, deeply personal and influenced by multifaceted challenges, demands understanding and respect for individual choices.