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Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

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This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Rear Admiral Myint Nwe tells a security forum in Singapore his government is ‘fully aware’ of the situation in Rakhine state and is committed to address the issue and punish wrongdoers

SINGAPORE (Jan. 24, 2017) — Myanmar’s deputy defense chief on Monday, January 23, urged the world to give his government “time and space” to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation. Continue reading Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

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ZIKA. A pest control worker fumigates a school classroom on the eve of the annual national Primary School Evaluation Test in Kuala Lumpur on September 4, 2016. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

The 27-year-old woman in the southern state of Johor is the third case detected in Malaysia, where fears of a full-blown outbreak emanating from Singapore are mounting

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Sept. 7, 2016) — Malaysia on Wednesday, September 7, reported its first case of a pregnant woman with Zika – a resident of a Malaysian state bordering Singapore where authorities have already recorded 275 cases.  Continue reading Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

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ZIKA FIGHT. A pest control worker checks for mosquitoes breeding in a drainage duct at Bedok North housing estate in Singapore on September 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency confirm 16 new cases, 4 of which are not linked to existing cluster areas

SINGAPORE (Sept. 6, 2016) — The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 on Monday, September 5, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.  Continue reading Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

Reclaimed city in southern Malaysia triggers ecology fears

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MEGA-DEVELOPMENT. This picture taken on April 19, 2016 shows the scale model of development at Forest-City on one of the man-made islands on the Malaysian side of the Straits of Johor. Roslan Rahman/AFP

A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia (July 31, 2016) — A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China’s economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe.  Continue reading Reclaimed city in southern Malaysia triggers ecology fears

Hong Kong breaks record for least affordable housing

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REAL ESTATE. Mass residential housing in Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, October 31, 2015. Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA
Data show a 40-square meter flat costs more than US$750,000, making housing ‘severely unaffordable’

HONG KONG, China (Jan. 25, 2016) — Hong Kong has the least affordable housing of 87 major global cities, with prices a record 19 times average pre-tax household income, a new survey said.

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Singapore says it deported 26 Bangladeshis for terror links

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Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam adds in a Facebook post that while the group was planning attacks overseas, ‘they could have easily changed their minds and attacked Singapore’

SINGAPORE (Jan. 21, 2016) — Singapore said Wednesday, January 20, it had arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting “the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups” and deported 26 of them.

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