Singapore on Wednesday issued a stern warning to foreigners to abide by its laws, after Malaysians arrested for staging an illegal protest had appealed for leniency.
Singapore's government says a new policy will require online news websites to be licensed, a move that is being criticized as a form of censorship in a country where media outlets are already strictly controlled.
Websites that regularly report on Singapore including Yahoo News will have to get a license from June 1, putting them on par with newspapers and television new outlets, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news.
Singapore has asked the parents of a U.S. man found hanged in the city-state last year to provide evidence for their claim that he was murdered, rather than committing suicide as medical experts said.
Singapore said Tuesday it will implement new measures that will make it easier to share information with other countries on cross-border tax evaders trying to hide assets in the city-state.
A U.S. high-tech researcher whose family claims he was murdered in Singapore was under treatment for depression and left suicide notes before he was found hanged, a public inquiry was told Monday.
The boom years for Singapore's tourism industry are over, with its pace of growth expected to slow by about half over the next 10 years.
Singapore's state prosecution arm has demanded an apology from several websites over posts which it said cast doubt on the judiciary's integrity in a case involving a China national.
Singapore is well-known for its efficiency and order, but on a visit to Washington the city state's prime minister displayed a less advertised attribute — humor.1 Comment
Singapore and U.S. investigators have begun sharing information on the controversial death of an American scientist found hanged in the city-state last year, the Singapore police confirmed on Friday.