Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

Mar 17, 2015

Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew's condition worsens

The health condition of Singapore’s founding father and long-serving former leader Lee Kuan Yew, who has been in hospital with severe pneumonia for nearly six weeks, has worsened, the government said on Tuesday. Lee, 91, is being treated at downtown Singapore General Hospital where ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan launches initiative to boost rice exports to Singapore

A rice export association has launched an initiative to sell more rice to Singapore, taking advantage of the wealthy city-state’s appetite for Japanese cuisine. The program, titled “This is Japan Quality,” was developed by the Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association in ...

Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Mar 15, 2015

Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Singapore counterpart, K. Shanmugam, have agreed to consider expanding bilateral cooperation in training people on how to reduce the risks associated with natural disasters in Southeast Asia, Japanese officials said. Singapore has accepted trainees from neighboring countries, teaching ...

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Feb 22, 2015

Singapore's first prime minister hospitalised with pneumonia

Singapore’s first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city state’s economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, is hospitalized with severe pneumonia. Lee, who turned 91 last September, was admitted on Feb. 5, the office said. “His condition has stabilized and he remains ...

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Jan 27, 2015

Indonesia military pulls out of AirAsia recovery effort

Indonesia’s military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed, navy officials said. The Airbus A320 vanished from radar screens during bad weather on Dec. 28, less than half way into a two-hour flight from Surabaya, ...

Jan 20, 2015

AirAsia jet climbed fast then stalled: minister

An AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board climbed at a faster than normal speed and then stalled, the Indonesian transport minister said Tuesday. Flight QZ8501 went down on Dec. 28 in stormy weather during what ...

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

Jan 19, 2015

Japanese firms turn to Asia in the hunt for good graduates

by Siti Rahil

As Japan’s youngsters dwindle in number, major companies sent recruiters to Singapore recently to interview high-flying university graduates from elsewhere in Asia. Tokyo-based recruitment firm Recruit Career Co. arranged for seven companies to interview about 60 foreign students with a view to hiring the ...