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Singapore Adds New Corruption Charges to Case Against Former Minister

Singapore Adds New Corruption Charges to Case Against Former Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Ex-Transport Minister S. Iswaran has been charged with obtaining $14,000 in kickbacks, including golf clubs and expensive whisky.
Singapore-flagged Cargo Vessel Collides With Baltimore’s Key Bridge, Bringing It Down

Singapore-flagged Cargo Vessel Collides With Baltimore’s Key Bridge, Bringing It Down

By Lea Skene
Singapore’s port authority pledged to cooperate in the investigation into what is expected to be a “mass casualty event.”

Singapore Says Swift Is Mine, Upsetting Its Neighbors

Singapore Says Swift Is Mine, Upsetting Its Neighbors

By Thanapat Pekanan
Taylor Swift is playing six concerts in Singapore. That’s causing discontent in other Southeast Asia nations, which missed out.

Singapore’s PM Defends Taylor Swift Exclusivity Arrangement

Singapore’s PM Defends Taylor Swift Exclusivity Arrangement

By Rod McGuirk
Lee Hsien Loong did not reveal the cost of the deal, which was paid for from a government fund established to rebuild tourism after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
Rep. Joey Salceda claims that Singapore's alleged exclusivity arrangement with the pop icon's promoter "runs contrary" to ASEAN's consensus-based relations.
Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?

Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Authors Shivaji Das and Yolanda Yu explore the “love and turmoil” faced by Indian-Chinese interracial relationships.

Singapore’s Ex-Transport Minister Charged With 27 Offenses, Including Corruption

Singapore’s Ex-Transport Minister Charged With 27 Offenses, Including Corruption

By Sebastian Strangio
The graft case against S Iswaran is the first against a Singaporean cabinet member in nearly four decades.
Malaysia, Singapore Agree to New SEZ to Boost Border Trade

Malaysia, Singapore Agree to New SEZ to Boost Border Trade

By Sebastian Strangio
The planned SEZ is just one of a range of initiatives designed to tighten the economic integration between the two countries.

Borderless Haze Threatens Southeast Asia

Borderless Haze Threatens Southeast Asia

By Helena Varkkey
Governments, civil society, and the international community need to work fast to combat the threat of smoke haze in Southeast Asia.

Singapore Says It Will Join US-Led Red Sea Operation

Singapore Says It Will Join US-Led Red Sea Operation

By Sebastian Strangio
The commitment is consistent with the city-state's long commitment to norms and rules supporting unimpeded global trade.

Looking Back on Deng Xiaoping’s Landmark Visit to Singapore

Looking Back on Deng Xiaoping’s Landmark Visit to Singapore

By Edmund Lim
The trip, when Deng met Lee Kuan Yew for the first time, offers a reminder of the importance of competent leadership to nations' development.
Singapore’s Role as a Neutral Interpreter of China to the West

Singapore’s Role as a Neutral Interpreter of China to the West

By Walter Woon
If the growing West-China division is to be bridged, the Western world needs a more nuanced interpretation of China. Singapore can play that role.

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