Dec 30, 2016

Singapore activist blogger, 18, seeks U.S. asylum

A Singaporean teenager who became notorious for profanity-laced attacks on the city’s revered late leader, Lee Kuan Yew, is seeking political asylum in the U.S., his lawyer said Thursday. Amos Yee, 18, a filmmaker turned activist who served two jail terms in Singapore for ...

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

Dec 25, 2016

Singapore teen critic held in US, reportedly wants asylum

U.S. immigration officials say a teenage blogger from Singapore whose supporters say is seeking asylum is in custody after being detained last week at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gail Montenegro said Saturday in a written statement that 18-year-old ...

Dec 5, 2016

JR East opens first overseas cafe in Singapore

East Japan Railway Co. opened its first cafe overseas in Singapore on Sunday with an eye to setting up more such cafes in Southeast Asia. The travel-themed Japan Rail Cafe is located on the first floor of the newly completed Tanjong Pagar Centre, the ...

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

Nov 28, 2016

China protests to Singapore over troop carriers in Taiwan

China said on Monday it had lodged a protest with Singapore after Singaporean armored troop carriers were seized by Hong Kong customs en route back from Taiwan, as a state-owned newspaper warned against Singapore’s “hypocrisy.” The nine troop carriers were impounded in Hong Kong ...

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Nov 24, 2016

Singapore armored vehicles seized by Hong Kong customs

Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore’s defense ministry said Thursday. Without mentioning Taiwan, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement that a ...