Singapore's first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle underpins much of the economy but whose presence increasingly riles its citizens.
No Taiwanese nationals in Singapore were injured during the city-state's largest riot in decades, which took place late Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.1 Comment
Singapore's prime minister urged citizens not to react negatively toward migrant workers on Monday following the first rioting in 40 years in the wealthy state, which prides itself on being an island of calm in an often chaotic region.
Singapore on Tuesday said it plans to launch an international commercial court that will aid in settling an increasing number of cross-border disputes as Asia's economies boom.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Thursday for stronger Southeast Asian cooperation against cyber threats after his own website was hacked by critics demanding greater Internet freedom.
The USS Freedom, the first of a new class of U.S. warship, developed technical problems in Singapore hours before it was to take part in a naval exercise in Brunei on the final part of its first major overseas deployment, a senior officer said on Monday.
Crystal methamphetamine — better known by its street name “ice” — remains the top illicit drug threat in Southeast Asia, and Singapore is not spared.
The websites of Singapore's president and prime minister have been hacked after it vowed to crack down on activist group Anonymous, which is demanding greater Internet freedom in the city-state, officials confirmed Friday.
The website of Singapore's largest newspaper, the pro-government Straits Times, was inaccessible for part of Monday, three days after a section of its site was successfully attacked by someone claiming to be from international hacking collective Anonymous.
Activist group Anonymous hacked a Singapore newspaper website Friday over Internet freedom in the city-state, where government agencies are now reportedly on alert for wider cyber attacks.