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Duterte’s crackdown foreshadows a repeat of Marcos’ iron-fisted rule, say demonstrators

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Manila: Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.Unruly: Activists scuffling with police during the protest in Manila. — AFP


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Dictatorship feared with de Lima’s arrest

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

MANILA: Allies of Senator Leila de Lima described her persecution as an attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government to silence his critics.



Jokowi set to push for closer ties with Australia

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Jakarta: When he finally touches down in Australia for his first state visit to the neighbouring country, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is expected to put aside recent tensions and make a far-reaching push for closer military and economic ties.



What public transport surveys tell us about customer satisfaction

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

IF you have not already noticed, each time we are told how the public transport system has become better, two things tend to happen.On the move: Commuters heading down to the Raffles Place MRT station in Singapore. — AFP


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Globalisation and the future of culture in the Himalayas

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

GLOBALISATION is like boarding a flight. Once you board it, you cannot get off until you reach the designated destination. The only difference is that, when we board the flight, we know where we are headed. In the case of globalisation, we do not know the destination, its climate, its features, or its surroundings.Just getting by: A yak caravan navigating the remote, harsh terrain of Upper Dolpa, some 500km from Kathmandu, Nepal. — AFP


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The long and short of home rentals

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

ONE should not foreclose on the growth of the “sharing economy” because new technology to support peer-to-peer economic interaction might yield valuable uses and opportunities.Sharing economy: In some housing estates in Singapore, consensus on short-term, leasing, like those made possible through Airbnb (above), is not clear-cut. In areas like the Chestnut neighbourhood (below), there are residents on both sides of the fence. — The Straits Times/Asia News Network/AFP


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Video of teen who fell from Singapore mall's link bridge leaked online

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:27:34 +08:00

SINGAPORE: What appears to be a leaked CCTV video has been circulated online, purportedly showing the moments before a 17-year-old male fell to his death in an Orchard Road mall on Friday.Witnesses had reportedly seen the 17-year-old vaulting over the railing to retrieve a phone that had fallen on what seemed like a solid ledge, but was actually a decorative plasterboard casing not meant to bear loads. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN


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Man in China arrested for selling tree trunk worth less than RM100 for RM1.08mil

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:23:09 +08:00

CHINA: A man was arrested in China after selling an ordinary tree trunk for RM1.08mil, reports said.A tree trunk that was sold for more than IT COST after the seller lied that it came from a rare phoebe zhennan tree. The Straits Times/Asia News Network


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List of most despised airline behaviours revealed

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:52:19 +08:00

JAKARTA: Travel website expedia.com recently released the results of their Airplane Etiquette study, which specifically focused on 1,005 American travelers aged 18 and over, and the behaviours that bothered them. Among all the bad habits, there was one clear antagonist, "the seat kicker".


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How can China project strength in first handshake with Trump?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:55:13 +08:00

BEIJING: As video clips of US President Donald Trump’s arm-jerking, clasp-patting handshakes with world leaders and his own administration members have gone viral, the diplomatic world is trying to come to grips with a gesture that breaches etiquette and protocol.


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