Category Archives: General

Measles Spread Prompts Samoa to Declare State of Emergency

MELBOURNE – Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.The island state of about 200,000, south… Read More

Vietnam Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years For Criticizing Government Online

A court in Vietnam’s coastal Nghe An province sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for posting criticisms of Vietnam’s government online, according to Vietnamese sources.Nguyen Nang Tinh received close to the maximum sentence allowed for… Read More

Vietnam Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years For Criticizing Government Online

A court in Vietnam’s coastal Nghe An province sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for posting criticisms of Vietnam’s government online, according to Vietnamese sources.Nguyen Nang Tinh received close to the maximum sentence allowed for… Read More

Dr Mahathir Attends Dialogue Session with Johor Civil Servants

KULAI, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today attended a dialogue session with Johor state and federal civil servants at a hotel here.The one-hour session which touched on the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB 2030) was also attended by Menteri… Read More

“Financial Inclusion and Innovation: Retaining the Customer” – Opening Remarks by Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at BIS – World Bank Roundtable on Impact of Technology on Financial Inclusion and Financial Stability, at SFF x SWITCH 2019 on 13 November 2019

Let me first thank Mr Agustin Carstens, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and Mr Alfonso Garcia Mora of the World Bank Group for hosting this Roundtable.And also Her Majesty Queen Maxima for her presence, inspiration and… Read More

Banque de France and Monetary Authority of Singapore Strengthen Financial Cooperation

Singapore, 12 November 2019 The Banque de France (BDF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) jointly announced today that they will deepen financial linkages and foster closer cooperation in key areas.Banque de France opens second overseas office in Singapore2… Read More

ASEAN Plus Three Countries Pledge To Enhance Regional Connectivity

BANGKOK, The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea (ASEAN Plus Three or 10+3), pledged to enhance regional connectivity, to realise their collective efforts for regional integration and promote sustainable development.The pledge was made at the 22nd… Read More