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Family Values Take Center Stage at Singapore’s Annual Pink Dot Rally

Family Values Take Center Stage at Singapore’s Annual Pink Dot Rally

By Robin Vochelet
On Saturday, thousands of Singaporeans attended the LGBTQ organization’s annual gathering, the first since last year’s repeal of Section 377A.
In Post-Repeal Singapore, LGBTQ Activists Work to Expand Family Structures

In Post-Repeal Singapore, LGBTQ Activists Work to Expand Family Structures

By Robin Vochelet
For this year’s Pink Dot campaign, the first since the repeal of Section 377A, queer Singaporeans hope to expand the definition of family in the city-state.

Will Asia Follow the EU Artificial Intelligence Act or Forge Its Own Path?

Will Asia Follow the EU Artificial Intelligence Act or Forge Its Own Path?

By Adam Au
Europe’s data protection regime helped set global standards, but on AI, Asian governments are largely taking a wait-and-see approach.

Malaysia Seeking Interpol’s Assistance to Investigate Comedian

Malaysia Seeking Interpol’s Assistance to Investigate Comedian

By Sebastian Strangio
The New York-based comedian Jocelyn Chia created a social media storm last week when she posted a short clip featuring a joke about Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

The Changing Nature of the Singaporean Presidency

By Edmund Lim
Since the city-state's independence in 1965, the office has undergone a number of significant evolutions.
Why Singapore Airlines Had a Good 2022

Why Singapore Airlines Had a Good 2022

By James Guild
The city-state's flagship carrier enjoys a key advantage over many of its regional rivals.

Singapore’s Role in the Effective Enforcement of Russian Fuel Sanctions

Singapore’s Role in the Effective Enforcement of Russian Fuel Sanctions

By Margaret Lin
The city-state was the one Southeast Asian nation to impose sanctions on Russia, but its enforcement of sanctions compliance has left much to be desired.
This Week in Asia: June 2, 2023

This Week in Asia: June 2, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Singapore to Establish Defense Communications Hotline With China

Singapore to Establish Defense Communications Hotline With China

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement comes amid a fraying of relations between China and the United States, with whom the city-state enjoys good relations.

Pumping Up Myanmar’s Junta With Guns, Trade, and Tourism

Pumping Up Myanmar’s Junta With Guns, Trade, and Tourism

By Luke Hunt
Fresh reports further undermine ASEAN's credibility in Myanmar.

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India has long used its navy to build ties with maritime nations in the Indo-Pacific, but this exercise steps up collaboration by tying up with ASEAN as a group.
Singapore, Indonesia Condemn Attack on ASEAN Convoy in Myanmar

Singapore, Indonesia Condemn Attack on ASEAN Convoy in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The humanitarian convoy, which came under fire in western Shan State, included officials from the two nations' embassies in Yangon.

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