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A new agency to lead Singapore into a digital future has embarked on projects in areas from classroom teaching to business logistics, even before its launch yesterday.
The new Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) comes from the merger of MDA and the Infocomm Development Authority.
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A government-appointed panel has proposed a law in Malaysia to regulate political financing, after revelations of a big cash transfer to Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts before the last polls. A key proposal is a ban on donations from foreign sources.
World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday, with United States President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century. Leaders of Arab nations were overwhelmingly absent from the funeral.
Millions of Chinese tourists are packing their bags for distant and not-too-distant shores for the National Day holiday, with early indicators pointing to a slump in bookings for neighbouring Taiwan and Hong Kong. The decline in Chinese visitors to Taiwan reflects souring ties between Taipei and Beijing.
The deployment of Thaad, the anti-missile defence system, is the right move for South Korea in the face of growing assertiveness from the North. Now, Tokyo and Seoul need to step up security cooperation, writes Narushige Michishita.
Local researchers will be documenting how the Taoist Nine Emperor Gods festival is celebrated across Singapore. Although the festival is unique to South-east Asia and has been celebrated here for a century, no such study has been done officially.
A 39-year-old man was charged in court yesterday over a 17-hour police stand-off in which a boy was held hostage in a Sembawang flat. Muhammad Iskandah Suhaimi was also charged with illegally having a knuckle duster.
Companies and limited liability partnerships aiming to stay anonymous for illicit purposes are now in the sights of the authorities. These entities may soon be obliged to maintain beneficial ownership information for inspection by the law enforcement authorities under a proposed legal change.
After a historic first Olympic gold and a further two Paralympic golds at the recent Rio Games, greater scrutiny will be required to identify gaps to ensure Singapore continues to succeed in sports. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu says the national high performance sports system will evolve to remain relevant.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Balestier is often overlooked as a destination but the Art Deco building has interesting features, including a double-height hall bathed in soft light as well as a domed roof. The pre-war building has remained largely unchanged since 1934, the year it was built.
Ultra short-term rental company Tribecar has boosted its fleet fivefold in six months - from 23 cars in March when it began operations to 120 now. The firm, which was set up by a family which runs Malaysian conglomerate Insas, offers short-term car rentals ranging from $2 to $6 an hour.