May 13, 2016

Wah! East Asian words enter Oxford English Dictionary

Words most commonly heard on the streets of Hong Kong and Singapore like “yum cha” and “wah” have entered the linguistic mainstream, with the Oxford English Dictionary including them in its latest update. The terms — a type of Chinese breakfast and an expression ...

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 ...