Singapore PM: Taiwan citizens peaceful but pessimistic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Sunday (Nov. 10) said at the People's Action Party Assembly that Taiwanese are losing faith in the idea that "...

Singaporean leader takes communist party line on unrest in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) declared that the “five demands” put forth by the Hong Kong protesters are part of a st...

Morris Chang rules out being Han’s running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Morris Chang (張忠謀), CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), has denied that he will become Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) Kuomintang (KMT) 2020 vic...

At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate chan...

Public transportation greener than Tesla: Singaporean minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Singapore’s Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, on Wednesday (Aug. 21) said that taking public transportation is a better solution to clim...

Singapore PM says US cannot stop China's rise, proclaims neutrality in trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (Aug. 18), Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave an annual policy address in which he stated that Singapore will not take sides in the ongoing U....

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times. Morrison said many leaders attending ...

Singapore PM: Global rules could change with China's rise

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says countries including the United States need to be willing to change international rules in response to a stronger China. ...

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms is an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attac...

Singapore reportedly criminalizes publication of fake news

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content. The Strait T...

Singapore leader hails 'English first' policy as key to country’s development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore’s bilingual policy of English and a native language, with English as the official language, has enabled the country to become an active player in the internatio...

Singapore PM promotes likely successor in Cabinet reshuffle

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has named a deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle, in a possible indication of his successor. His office said Tuesday that Heng Swee...

Malaysia's Mahathir says anti-fake news laws could be abused

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended Singapore's proposed law to fight "online falsehoods," but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake ne...

Raffles bicentennial stokes debate in Singapore over colonization legacy

The white polymarble statue of the British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (main picture) stands tall on the banks of the Singapore river. Raffles landed here on January 28, 1819. 200 ye...

Data of 14,200 HIV patients leaked in Singapore

The confidential medical records of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV in Singapore, the country's Health Ministry announced on Monday. Authorities in Singapore said a US man is believed to be behi...