UN Human Rights Chief to Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Repatriation

The U.N. human rights chief urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, saying they were too terrified to go, while Bangladeshi officials said they hoped to start the process this week.Michelle… Read More

Vietnamese Families to be Evicted From Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, Government Says

More than 2,000 ethnic Vietnamese living on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake will be evicted from their floating homes, with many moved to settlements on land in nearby Kampong Chhnang province, government officials say.The move follows a campaign two years ago… Read More

CHINA, SINGAPORE UPGRADE FTA, EYE CLOSER CONNECTIVITY COOPERATION

SINGAPORE, China and Singapore agreed to upgrade their free trade agreement (FTA) and make more joint efforts to facilitate connectivity. The consensus, along with agreements on boosting bilateral cooperation in innovation and other areas, was reached in talks here between… Read More

Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Singapore for regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration’s commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open, but where leaders will be watching closely what he will actually… Read More

CAMBODIA’S PM HEADS TO SINGAPORE FOR 33RD ASEAN SUMMIT, RELATED MEETINGS

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Cambodian Prime Minister, Samdech Techo Hun Sen, flew to Singapore on Tuesday (today), for the 33rd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related meetings, to be held from Nov 13-15, a senior official… Read More

Appeal For Information – Precious Nur Aliya Bte Mohamed Iskandar (FOUND)

The Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 15-year-old Precious Nur Aliya Bte Mohamed Iskandar, who was last seen at Blk 754 Yishun Street 72 on 4 November 2018 at about 4pm.Anyone with information is requested to call… Read More

Think Tank: N. Korea Keeps Undeclared Missile Bases Up and Running

SEOUL A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear… Read More