Drones, robots, and flying machines: the automation of Singapore (video)

Drones, robots, and flying machines: the automation of Singapore (video)

Singapore is increasingly turning to robots, drones, and machines to address labour shortages — and to lower costs. Squadrons of high-tech drones will soon be criss-crossing the city-state’s skies in roles as diverse as food delivery, security surveillance, and disaster relief, complementing the use of robots, and mechanised devices in other areas. Strong government support […]

Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar morning news for December 25

Myanmar court hears appeal of Reuters reporters A Myanmar court on Monday heard an argument in the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act. — The Globe Andmail Head of World Food Program raises ‘extreme concerns’ about Rohingya returning to Myanmar The […]

Cambodia morning news for December 25

Cambodia morning news for December 25

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia A facebook post over the weekend claimed Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Sam Rainsy will return to Cambodia “before Khmer New Year” after moving to France to avoid arrest on a slew of outstanding legal cases and sentences. — The Phnom Penh Post Business registration skyrockets in […]

Singapore morning news for December 25

Singapore morning news for December 25

“Singapore figured very highly as a place from which money laundering occurred”: Veteran business journalist on 1MDB fiasco Veteran business journalist P. Gunasegaran and his team from the now-defunct online business news portal KINIBIZ suggested in 1MDB: The Scandal That Brought Down a Government that Singapore figured very highly as a place from which money laundering […]

Cambodia morning news for December 24

Cambodia morning news for December 24

Five partners pledge funds for Kingdom The five stakeholders of the Partnerships for Development Results project – UNDP, the EU, Australia, Sweden and the US – held an annual meeting on Wednesday. — The Phnom Penh Post ’Under the table’: Cambodia’s surrogate mothers risk jail for Chinese couples Pregnant and scared, Yin hides in a […]

Singapore morning news for December 24

Singapore morning news for December 24

1MDB scandal: Goldman Sachs stands by ‘principles and credibility’ FROM the Malaysian Cabinet to the man-in-the-street in Kuala Lumpur or Penang, or even in Singapore, it’s close to unbelievable to hear Goldman Sachs Group blowing its own trumpet on “principles and credibility”. — The Independent sg A new maritime dispute: Issues of nationalism and sovereignty […]

Cambodia morning news for December 21

Cambodia morning news for December 21

Cambodian opposition activists summoned by police, pressured to defect Following a recent pledge by opposition leader Rainsy to return next year to Cambodia, police in Kandal province have questioned local Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists concerning their possible support for the party’s acting president in the event he comes back, Cambodian sources say. — […]

Myanmar morning news for December 21

Myanmar morning news for December 21

Over 700 People Flee Homes as Tatmadaw, AA Clash in Northern Rakhine More than 700 villagers have been displaced by clashes between the Myanmar Army (or Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army (AA) in northern Rakhine State. — The Irrawaddy Urgent : Myanmar forces conduct ‘clearance operations’ after two killed in Rakhine state Yangon – Myanmar […]

Singapore morning news for December 21

Singapore morning news for December 21

Singapore high commission says news reports in Malaysia on Johor’s port limits are inaccurate Singapore’s High Commission said on Thursday (Dec 20) that the Republic’s security agencies have been “exercising restraint” in enforcing its territorial waters, in response to a MalayMail.com report claiming that Singapore Navy vessels were spotted within the new Johor Baru Port […]

Cambodia morning news for December 20

Cambodia morning news for December 20

France promises to help Cambodia on the EBA tax exemption with EU Vice President of the French National Assembly, including a delegation of the French Parliament are in Cambodia for a six-day official visit from 15th to 20th December. –– SBS News (video) Protected forest in Cambodian commune illegally logged through official collusion: Mother Nature […]

Myanmar morning news for December 20

Myanmar morning news for December 20

Bipartisan senators call for US ‘genocide’ label of Myanmar killings A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. — Channel News Asia EU GSP decision may affect over one million workers in garment and fishery […]

Singapore morning news for December 20

Singapore morning news for December 20

Singapore central bank bans former Goldman Sachs director Tim Leissner for life The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Wednesday (Dec 19) that it has issued a lifetime prohibition order against former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner, after he admitted to criminal charges brought against him by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).The … — Channel […]