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Singapore fugitive nabbed while on holiday in Johor Baru over stolen $1 million

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 09:23
June 08, 2022 9:23 AM

Two other Singaporeans were also arrested in connection with the cash stolen from a money changer in 2020.

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Global finance coalition sets up Singapore office to spur regional climate action

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 09:00
June 08, 2022 9:00 AM

GFANZ also announced the creation of its advisory board.

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Why Indonesians of different faiths are mourning Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif, the Islamic scholar who preached ‘co-existence’ over tolerance

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 08:29
Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif wanted Islam in Indonesia to co-exist with other faiths, but his nuanced ideas were misunderstood, and often rubbed ultraconservative Muslims the wrong way.
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China tries to keep Covid-19 out of gruelling 'gaokao' college entrance exams

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 07:08
June 08, 2022 7:08 AM

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - For Chinese students, years of intense studying come down to two or three nine-hour days of testing that will determine where they go to college. Covid-19 has added complications like escaping lockdown or testing in an isolation room.

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South Korea truckers go on strike at ports as fuel costs soar

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 06:51
June 08, 2022 6:51 AM

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - Thousands of truck drivers in South Korea have gone on strike at some ports and container depots in the country, threatening to slow the export of goods from the country, according to the International Transport Workers' Federation.

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US must accept Southeast Asia wants China to play a central Indo-Pacific role

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 03:30
Insisting on a ‘with us or against us’ world view will leave Washington out of step with an Indo-Pacific eager for Chinese involvement and cooperation instead of confrontation.
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Nupur Sharma: Indian firebrand caught in row over Prophet remarks

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 01:53
June 08, 2022 1:53 AM

The 37-year-old has been a regular fixture of TV news debates, a combative advocate for PM Modi's agenda.

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US says North Korea ignores multiple overtures for talks

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 00:55
June 08, 2022 12:55 AM

Offers to help with North Korea's Covid-19 outbreak have gone unanswered, a US diplomat said.

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Taiwan appeals to US not to forget its desire for free trade deal

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 00:02
June 08, 2022 12:02 AM

Taiwan's top trade negotiator John Deng will go to Washington end of the month for talks with senior US officials.

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India’s ruling party asks officials to exercise caution on religious issues after Islamic nations protest

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-06-08 00:02
‘We are not barred from speaking on sensitive religious issues, but we must never insult the basic tenets of any religion,’ a senior BJP spokesperson said. India’s Muslims have felt more pressure about freedom of worship under PM Modi’s party.
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Pacific Islands Forum nations mend rift as super powers focus on the region

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 23:20
June 07, 2022 11:20 PM

The Quad security group of the US, Australia, Japan and India had expressed "support for Pacific Islands Forum unity".

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Brunei's Sultan announces early Cabinet reshuffle, first female minister appointed

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 21:51
June 07, 2022 9:51 PM

The early shakeup is allegedly intended to inject more vitality and energy into the administration system.

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Indonesia summons India envoy over 'derogatory' Prophet remarks

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 21:11
June 07, 2022 9:11 PM

Two officials of India's BJP party sparked a wave of anger across the Arab and Muslim world over their remarks.

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Indonesian colonel sentenced to life in prison for killing teenagers

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 21:10
After knocking them over with his car, Colonel Priyanto and two of his subordinates tossed their bodies into the river – but one of the victims was still alive.
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Japan, Nato strengthen ties amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – step up military action

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 20:04
‘The security of Europe and Asia are closely intertwined, especially now with the international community facing serious challenges,’ Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said after meeting with NatoMilitary chief.
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Hong Kong not becoming police state, says city's top cop

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 19:45
June 07, 2022 7:45 PM

"Hong Kong is a society of rule of law, not a police state," commissioner Raymond Siu said.

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Myanmar junta’s ‘cold blooded assassination’: rights groups condemn decision to hang political prisoners

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 19:02
Two veteran pro-democracy activists are among four men whose death penalty sentences have been approved by the junta; executions, which would be the first in decades, are aimed at scaring anyone opposing military rule, say campaigners.
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Pacific tensions: New Zealand leaders call for less ‘patronising’ approach to island nations

SCMP Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 18:56
Pacific countries can make their own decisions about engaging with China, Jacinda Ardern says, after Beijing reportedly sought a Pacific agreement with 10 nations, sparking debate about the influence of major powers.
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NFTs, crypto boom bring tighter regulation in Thailand

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 18:16
June 07, 2022 6:16 PM

NFTs have become a popular way to sell things from digital artworks to Buddhist amulets.

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Durian orchards, supermarkets and hospitals enter metaverse in Thailand

Straits Times Asian News - Tue, 2022-06-07 18:13
June 07, 2022 6:13 PM

The country has launched an initiative that enables tourists to explore virtual durian orchards.

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