Thursday, 5 March 2015

German graffiti vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore

A Singapore court on Thursday sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state, which enforces hardline rules on vandalism.

AFP

New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for 'Five Eyes' and NSA

New Zealand is spying indiscriminately on its allies in the Pacific region and sharing the information with the US and the other “Five Eyes” alliance states, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Guardian

Friday, 27 February 2015

Singapore Porsche Club, former member in legal spat

An executive, whose company is suing the Porsche Club for copyright infringement, is now taking the same exclusive car club to court for terminating his membership.

Public corruption in China: Then and now

China has waged a campaign against public corruption for the past two years and there is no sign of abatement. At first, there was speculation it was a cover for a power struggle and therefore would be short-lived. Increasingly, it appears to be a means of forging a new social contract for the post-Deng era.

Film-maker files police report against MP Lam Pin Min

He accuses Lam Pin Min of making racially seditious comments online

Monday, 23 February 2015

Japan Crown Prince urges WW2 past not be forgotten as memories fade

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito has made a call to remember Japan's wartime past and the horrors of World War Two - remarks that come as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to recast his country's wartime history in a less apologetic tone.

Reuters