Feb 23, 2016

Singapore deports Indonesians over alleged links to Islamic State group

Singapore has deported four Indonesian men thought to be followers of an Islamic extremist leader. The men allegedly tried to travel to Syria, police said Tuesday. The four, who included a 15-year-old boy, were arrested Sunday in the city-state when immigration officials became suspicious ...

Asian countries eye stronger maritime surveillance capabilities

Feb 19, 2016

Asian countries eye stronger maritime surveillance capabilities

The market for spy planes and surveillance platforms is buoyant in Southeast Asia, where countries are facing off against China — and each other — in the resource-rich South China Sea, industry insiders at the Singapore Airshow said. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and ...

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 ...