Hong Kong democracy leaders go on trial over Umbrella MovementThree leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners face trial Monday over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China. Rights groups have urged authorities to drop what Amnesty International called the "chilling prosecution" of nine activists -- the pioneering trio, lawmakers, student leaders and pro-democracy party campaigners. It called for the occupation of Hong Kong's business district if the public was not given a fair vote for the city's leader, who is appointed by a pro-Beijing committee.
Mistake for Umno, PAS to fight each other, says ZahidPASIR SALAK (Perak) • Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has called for a merger between his Malay nationalist party and its long-time political nemesis Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), six months after the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition was ousted from power in national polls
Anwar focusing on party discipline, in no rush to replace Mahathir as PMDatuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who was yesterday officially installed as leader of Malaysia's largest ruling party, has kept the door open for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to continue leading the country, saying he has to focus on whipping Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) back into shape after its deeply divisive polls
Minimum wage in vogue across Asia as debate rages onWith demand for sports shoes and inexpensive linen shirts showing little signs of slowing, and as Chinese send textile makers and other low-value industries packing, the immediate future for Cambodia's garment sector looks rather buttoned down - for now
Khairy: Umno must stop living in denial about 1MDBPETALING JAYA • Umno members should accept the reality of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal as denials will continue to hurt the party, said former Cabinet minister and MP Khairy Jamaluddin
N. Korean 'tactical weapon' test seen as arms upgradeSEOUL • North Korea's claim last week that it had tested an unidentified "ultramodern tactical weapon" highlighted its desire to upgrade its conventional arms and reassure its military, even as talks are under way to end its nuclear programme, analysts say
Depleted Warriors defeated again, things may get worseDALLAS • Despite the headline-making squabble between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant that led to Green's one-game suspension from the team last week, the short-handed Golden State Warriors could certainly have done with the forward's defensive play on Saturday
Sports World: Gilchrist exits world billiards tourneySingapore's billiards ace Peter Gilchrist was eliminated in the last 16 of both the long-up and 150-up formats at the International Billiards and Snooker Federation's World Billiards Championship in Yangon, Myanmar, on Saturday
Unreal to be no. 1 in Europe: MolinariDUBAI • Francesco Molinari is the first Italian golfer to clinch the European Tour's Race to Dubai title after defending champion Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship yesterday
Caddie brother carries Lexi's title hopesMIAMI • American Lexi Thompson is counting on the support of her brother Curtis, who is acting as her temporary caddie, as she bids to expunge the memory of a missed two-footer, which cost her the LPGA Tour Championship crown last year
Amri ready to step upWith just one goal scored at this Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, the Lions not only need a win against Timor-Leste on Wednesday to keep their semi-final hopes alive but they also need goals
Alonso may be back despite less 'pleasure' in F1SHANGHAI • Although Fernando Alonso is not closing the door on a return to Formula One in 2020, he believes that the sport has changed for the worst and is no longer the one he fell in love with
Ronaldo is still key to team: SantosMILAN • Portugal coach Fernando Santos revelled in his side's "really satisfying" progression to the Nations League semi-finals after their goal-less draw with Italy at the San Siro on Saturday
Electric trucks may deliver the goods for China's ambitionsBEIJING • Having just broken ground for a new factory in the southern Chinese province of Hunan, the head of electric car start-up Singulato Motors has grand plans: Build up to 50,000 electric vans per year and ride the crest of a wave for e-truck demand in China
On The Move: DBS GroupSeveral senior-level changes will take effect at DBS Group Holdings in the coming months
Quieter week expected as US winds down for ThanksgivingA quieter week awaits global equities, in contrast to the ups and downs of the previous week owing to the ongoing trade spat between the United States and China, a slump in oil prices and a technology stock rout led by worries on the impact of a slowdown in iPhone sales on tech suppliers
Meet Lucy Liu, the artistHollywood actress Lucy Liu may be best known for her roles in the Charlie's Angels films (2000 and 2003) and television show Elementary (2012 to present), but she will be revealing another side - that of an artist - for the first time in Singapore next year
Questioning a warrior's rageTrapped between straightforward retelling and questioning a myth, Parasu: The Story Of An Ultimate Warrior needs a bit more polish to turn into a gem of a play
Laugh and give women a breakWhat do women want? Singaporean performer Sharul Channa hushes the audience for a few seconds before answering her own question - peace and quiet
Go Ahead Quote MeAnd now that I’m 53, I’m at the point that a lot of actresses, especially Caucasian actresses, were at at 21
When can food poisoning kill?We would all have eaten contaminated food and suffered the consequence at some point in our lives – it is not usually serious
10 must-reads for todayWeather forecasters said yesterday that rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires
Rain on the way as search continues for 1,276 missingPARADISE (California) • Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said yesterday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires
Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmersPARIS (REUTERS) - Emmanuel Macron's popularity took a further hit in recent weeks, according to a poll on Sunday (Nov 18), as fuel tax protests rumbled on across France in the latest sign of discontent with the president's economic reforms
Republican Rick Scott wins Florida Senate seatMIAMI: Florida's outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott has narrowly won a US Senate seat in a bitterly contested race with incumbent Bill Nelson, official results showed on Sunday (Nov 18).
Nelson conceded the seat he has held for three terms since 2001 after a machine and hand recount showed ...
Former Peru president Alan Garcia seeks asylum amid bribe probeFormer president Alan Garcia has sought asylum in the embassy of Uruguay in Lima after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption investigation, Peru's foreign ministry said Sunday. Garcia, who was twice president of Peru, is under investigation for bribes allegedly paid by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht to secure contracts during his second presidency, from 2006 to 2011. Odebrecht has admitted to paying $29 million in bribes to Peruvian officials over the course of three administrations.
Tennis: Zverev shocks Djokovic to win ATP FinalsLONDON: Alexander Zverev emphatically announced his arrival at the top of the men's game by beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title on Sunday (Nov 18).
The 21-year-old German, making his second appearance at the end-of-season showpiece, brushed aside six-time champion ...
Bryan and Sock claim ATP Finals doubles titleLONDON: Mike Bryan claimed his fifth ATP Finals title, but the first without his twin brother Bob, as he and Jack Sock beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in a thrilling doubles final at the 02 Arena on Sunday.
The American duo won 5-7 6-1 13-11 as they added the season-ending ...
Republican Scott wins Florida US Senate seat after manual recountFLORIDA (REUTERS) - Florida's outgoing governor, Republican Rick Scott, was declared the winner of the state's hard-fought US Senate race on Sunday (Nov 18), following a recount of ballots in the tight contest against three-term Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson
Trump plans key staff changes at crucial point in presidencyWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is planning to make several key staffing changes as he prepares to deal with newly empowered Democrats and with the looming outcome of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
"I have three or four or five positions that I'm thinking ...
Trump plans key staff changes at crucial point in presidencyPresident Donald Trump is planning to make several key staffing changes as he prepares to deal with newly empowered Democrats and with the looming outcome of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "I have three or four or five positions that I'm thinking about," Trump said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "I need flexibility," he said. Trump did not rule out the possibility that his chief of staff John Kelly might be leaving.
New Salvadoran migrant caravan forms; hundreds wait at U.S.-Mexico borderAt least 150 Salvadorans set off on Sunday from their impoverished Central American country in a U.S.-bound caravan, ignoring their likely rejection at the U.S.-Mexico border where a larger caravan of mostly Hondurans has been stalled for days. Guarded by police officers, the men, women and children of the gathering caravan marched through San Salvador's streets to Guatemala-bound buses, loaded with heavy backpacks, water and the knowledge of an arduous 2,700-mile (4,300-km) trek ahead to the U.S. border. The group from El Salvador was at least the fourth caravan to set off since a first, large-scale mobilization in neighboring Honduras, which departed on Oct. 13 from the crime-wracked northern city of San Pedro Sula.
Copts inaugurate renovated St. Mark's Cathedral in CairoAfter more than three years of renovation, St. Mark's in Cairo, the main cathedral of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, was inaugurated on Sunday. The facelift was ordered to mark the golden jubilee of the cathedral, the official headquarters of the Coptic Church, the largest Christian denomination in the Middle East.
Tennis: Bryan and Sock win ATP Finals doubles titleLONDON: Mike Bryan and Jack Sock won the ATP Finals doubles title in thrilling fashion on Sunday (Nov 18), coming from a set down to beat French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 5-7, 6-1, 13-11.
In an entertaining match at London's O2 Arena, both teams exerted consistent pressure on ...
Trump would not intervene if Whitaker moves to curtail Mueller probeWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday (Nov 18) he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting US attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election
Russia says no 'automatic' return of disputed islands to JapanMOSCOW: Russia said on Sunday (Nov 18) that upcoming talks about resolving a dispute with Japan over a group of islands claimed by Tokyo would not necessarily result in Moscow relinquishing them.
"Can you say that this means an automatic return of some territories? Certainly not," Kremlin ...
Captain Kane fires resilient England to Nations League finalsLONDON: England fought back to qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League as Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane scored late goals in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Croatia, who were relegated from Group A4 after defeat at Wembley on Sunday.
England were themselves facing the drop when ...
Argentine submarine find 'first step' to learning disaster's causeFamilies of the victims have called for the ARA San Juan to be refloated, an enormous undertaking that authorities cautioned was likely beyond their means. Yanez said she would not risk raising the submarine "if that means causing it to break up." "I prefer to preserve the evidence in place," she said. Crushed from an implosion, the submarine was located at a depth of more than 900 meters (3,000 feet) in a desolate area of undersea craters and canyons 400 kilometers (250 miles) off the coast of Argentina.
Protest greets Apple's Champs Elysees launchPARIS (AFP) - The launch of an Apple store on the Champs Elysees in Paris was greeted Sunday (Nov 18) by a protest against the US multinational's controversial fiscal practices
5:19 AM Good old days? Dun use smartphones. Use payphone.
5:02 AM KarMun Cheong Caryn Cheong Alan Wong smartttt
5:02 AM Anti racism exist in my own bedroom. My bed is multiracial.
5:01 AM Stephan Roy Tengku Abdul Rahman kicked LKY out as he went against the royal constituition when he wanted to be Prime Minister of Malaysia. He cried because he was given an Island to manage, not a country.
4:31 AM A lot of lame excuse for pap govt failure.
4:30 AM It’s nobody’s damn business. Keep your private life private. The outsiders don’t pay your bills.Pick up what you can salvage and move on. Something better may be waiting around the corner for both of youz
4:30 AM Oh no. I fear for you. Ltr their minions see this then report master n sue u.
4:29 AM Cindy Soh u r right u see the danger n shadow of 513
4:27 AM Wah. The old man still lived after that uh? Nehber sue him or mothership watever till pants drop uh?
4:24 AM No other choice but to sleep with your enemy now. As if the SEX will be better???
4:23 AM Lmao. Joke as usual. He thought ppl forgot he said stupid thing like lgbt discrimination/bullying does not exist. Think he deleted comments calling him out. And never admit wrong when proven otherwise with links.
4:20 AM YES. The Commonwealth is the best bet for all ex British colonies. The EU is too corrupted and undemocratic and did not practice common law, the US is too untrustworthy in its motives, and we have no history with them.
4:16 AM Gladys Kok she was with Thomas ong for 6 years, then married this soon to be divorced husband.
4:14 AM Siah Jin Kim what could she possibly explain to her young son about their divorce other than saying daddy and mummy cannot be together because we have differences.
4:12 AM May Summaki divorce affects the kids most. If she wants to protect her son, she should not have announced getting divorced...her son will suffer when school starts.
4:12 AM In The End... Drivers 'Victim' Again... LoL
4:11 AM LoL... So What About Drivers? 0 comm... Good deal? When u pay for rental & gasoline... U know the deal... Good luck... Each to it's own... U think comfortable... Do it... Open Market all have their choices.
4:09 AM Why Con Hee never help to salvage her marriage?
But Sinkies dun really watch local drama, so none is popular anyway........
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