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Major online job scam syndicate busted in Kuala Lumpur raid

In a predawn operation on Thursday, Kuala Lumpur authorities cracked down on a major online job scam syndicate. 23 individuals were detained. Investigations revealed a month-long covert operation targeting international victims through social media, employing fake profiles to lure victims with lucrative commissions.

Runner Soh Rui Yong confirms his absence from Asian Games, extends best wishes to Singapore athletics teammates

Singaporean record breaking long-distance runner Soh Rui Yong has reaffirmed his absence from the upcoming Asian Games as Singapore Athletics has announced its team for the competition held in Hangzhou, China. Despite appeals backed by Singapore Athletics in July this year, the Singapore National Olympic Council's decision remained unaltered. Nonetheless, Mr Soh remains positive and extends best wishes to his fellow Singapore Athletics teammates

Mid-Autumn lantern decoration mishap in Chinatown disrupts double-decker buses

Singapore's vibrant Chinatown, affectionately known as "牛车水," recently dazzled with Mid-Autumn Festival decorations. However, a lantern decoration on Upper Cross Street came loose, leading to double-decker bus disruptions and commuter frustrations on Thursday.

23-year-old Malaysian escapes month-long job scam ordeal at Thai-Myanmar border

A 23-year-old Malaysian, ensnared by a deceptive job offer, has been rescued from a harrowing month-long ordeal in Myawaddy, Myanmar. Lured by the promise of RM200 (approximately US$42.63) daily earnings in Thailand via a Facebook job ad, the young man found himself trapped in Myanmar.

Singapore woman loses S$76,000 in Facebook mooncake scam

A 51-year-old administrative worker in Singapore lost S$76,000 in a scam triggered by a Facebook ad promoting eight Musang King mooncakes for around S$20. These funds were originally meant for her BTO flat down payment and renovation costs.


Indonesian TikTok Influencer sentenced to 2 years in prison for controversial TikTok video on religious blasphemy

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 Race

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).

Is the withdrawal of access blocking direction of East Asia Forum, an example of how Singapore practices “Rule by Law”?

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.

Trial begins for Chinese #MeToo journalist, labour activist

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.