Category Archives: Human Rights

New initiatives to facilitate expansion of financial institutions in China and Singapore in each other’s markets

Chongqing, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced that new initiatives were underway to strengthen capital market activities between Singapore and China. These measures will facilitate the growing interest of financial institutions based in Singapore and China to expand… Read More

“Embracing Technology and Innovation in Health Insurance” – Speech by Mr Daniel Wang, Executive Director (Insurance Department), Monetary Authority of Singapore at Thailand Insurance Expo 2019 on 27 September 2019

Dr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Secretary General of the Office of Insurance CommissionDistinguished guestsLadies and gentlemen1. Good afternoon. I would like to thank the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) for inviting me to speak at this year’s Insurance Expo.2. The focus of… Read More

Multilateralism more advantageous – Mahathir

NEW YORK, The biggest threat to multilateralism is unilateralism that happens when powerful countries opt to do things their own way, according to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.He said that in these instances, such countries would not consider… Read More

Government Agrees with Body Cameras for Law Enforcers to Prevent Misconduct – PM

PUTRAJAYA, The government has agreed to implement the use of body cameras on law enforcement officers such as police, immigration and customs to overcome issues of misconduct, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.He said the proposal for the use… Read More

Indonesian Police Arrest 185 Over Forest Fires

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesian authorities have arrested 185 people suspected of starting forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia, police said Monday.Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into… Read More

UN: Myanmar is Not Safe for the Return of Rohingya Refugees

GENEVA – A U.N. investigator finds that two years after the violent expulsion of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the situation in their home country remains too dangerous for them to return from their refuge in Cox’s Bazaar,… Read More

Pope Francis to Visit Thailand, Japan in November

BANGKOK – Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country.The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its… Read More