News: Asia

S'pore gags citizens’ criticism, says Dr M

23 January 2011

Boo Su-Lyn
The Malaysia Insider

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said last night that Singaporeans were not allowed to cast their government in a bad light.

The former prime minister was responding to Singapore Berita Harian readers who were reportedly unhappy with him for claiming that Singaporean Malays were marginalised.

"They have freedom of speech in Singapore where you can say what you like, so long as it is approving of the gover ... Read more »

Reprieve but living on borrowed time

22 January 2011

Maxwell Coopers
Free Malaysia Today

Convicted Sabahan Yong Vui Kong may have postponed his date with destiny but the hangman's noose is still hovering over him as he awaits the final outcome.

Once again, Malaysian Yong Vui Kong is supposedly "free” at last.

The Sabah native who is now languishing in Singapore’s Changi Prison has had his appointment with t ... Read more »

Temasek says it will pay its fine for violating Indonesia antitrust laws

18 January 2011

Netty Ismail

Temasek Holdings Pte, Singapore’s state-owned investment company, said it will pay a fine after it was notified that its application for a court review of an anti- monopoly case was rejected by the Indonesian Supreme Court.

Temasek lost its final appeal in the Supreme Court on May 24 for violating antitrust laws, the Indonesian court said on its website at ... Read more »

GIC to consider investing in Indonesia infrastructure

17 January 2011

Dow Jones Newswires

Singapores's Government of Singapore Investment Corp. Executive Director Tony Tan said the sovereign wealth fund will examine investment in infrastructure projects offered by the Indonesian government, The Straits Times reported Monday.

"We would be interested in it because GIC has quite a lot of experience in investing in infrastructure (although) so far mainly in developed countries," ... Read more »

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