Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng relates how the news of Karpal Singh's death dealt a blow to him.
Digital music sales in Singapore overtook those of CDs and records last year for the first time.
Singapore authorities said Thursday they had intercepted about one tonne of ivory worth US$1.6 million in a shipping container from Africa marked as carrying coffee berries.
A fresh diplomatic row has erupted between Singapore and Indonesia over a 1965 bombing in the city-state, after the Indonesian navy dressed two marines as the perpetrators at a defense exhibition.
The 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange has been found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block, police and reports said Thursday, in the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency.