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Asia Pacific Oct 5, 2018

Singapore firm charged over 'maids for sale' online ads

Singapore has charged an employment agency for posting advertisements offering Indonesian helpers for sale on an e-commerce site, the city-state's labor ministry said. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids — mostly from poor parts of Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar — who head to ...

Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Business Sep 3, 2018

Malaysia, Singapore agree to postpone rail project for two years: report

Malaysia has agreed with Singapore to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service by two years, Malaysian media reported, as Southeast Asia's third-largest economy looks to review mega-projects to cut its massive debt. Malaysian business weekly The Edge on Saturday cited sources confirming both ...

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2018

Australia presses North Korea on return of war dead

Australia has pressed North Korea over the remains of 43 soldiers still missing after the Korean War in a rare encounter between the two nations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday. Some 17,000 Australians fought as part of the United Nations multinational force defending South ...