Feb 2, 2016

Foreign governments piling pressure on Malaysia over fund scandal

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear they consider the affair far from over and that the net is tightening. Malaysia’s attorney general last week cleared Prime Minister ...

Jan 11, 2016

Singapore to consider easing restrictions on Fukushima food items

Singapore has agreed to “positively” consider a request to ease import restrictions on food and other farm products from Fukushima Prefecture, according to Japanese officials. Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s national development minister, said in a meeting Sunday with agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama that he will ...

Dec 17, 2015

Singapore PM wins $106,000 in damages from activist

An activist blogger was Thursday ordered to pay Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 150,000 Singapore dollars($106,000) in damages for accusing him of stealing state funds. Roy Ngerng, a former government employee, had accused Lee of criminally misappropriating money from the Central Provident Fund ...

Dec 14, 2015

Singapore firm convicted of aiding North Korean arms shipment

A Singapore-registered shipping company was found guilty Monday of transferring tens of thousands of dollars used to transport fighter jets and surface-to-air missile systems from Cuba to North Korea in 2013. The haul, hidden under heaps of sugar and discovered by Panamanian authorities, was ...