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SINGAPORE – President-elect Halimah Yacob will not only become Singapore’s first woman president, but she will also be the first to live in a Housing Board flat during her term. Shortly after being declared the winner in a walkover, she told reporters that she had no plans to move out of her family home in Yishun […]

FORMER Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob will be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years after the Elections Department (ELD) announced that she was the only eligible candidate who won the inaugural reserved Presidential Election uncontested.

US exploration firm offers to resume MH370 search, families say

A U.S. seabed exploration firm has offered to take on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, families of passengers and a Malaysian government minister said on Wednesday, in a bid to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.

Stateless Zakir Naik cancels Kelantan appearance

FUGITIVE Islamic preacher Zakir Naik cancelled an appearance at a gathering of Muslim scholars in Kelantan today, citing “unavoidable reasons”.

India asks Zakir Naik to show why passport should not be revoked

India’s enforcement authorities get tougher on controversial preacher as he continues to hide in foreign countries, refusing to return home for questioning over money laundering and other charges.

The Progressive Alliance Conference in Ulaanbaatar

During the Progressive Alliance conference in Ulaanbaatar, I had the opportunity to meet with many leaders of the Mongolian People’s Party, which is the co-organiser of the conference.

FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation) Seminar and the Progressive Alliance Conference

On 24th to 26th May, I had attended the FES (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation) seminar and the Progressive Alliance Conference held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It was my first time attending the PA conference, and my first trip to Mongolia. I went with my two DAP colleagues, Howard Lee and Syerleeena.

Perlis mufti says sorry to Hindus who ‘misunderstood’ controversial poem

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 ― Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin today apologised to Hindus who misunderstood the contents of his controversial poem criticising “cow worshippers”. The Perlis Mufti reiterated that his poem, which he wrote on his Facebook page last Friday, was directed at Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration. “Anyway, to the non-Muslims, […]

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