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Singapore’s ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party comfortably won Friday’s general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains. Lee said his People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, retaining its

Protests at Chana industrial estate project public hearing 

Opponents of the Chana industrial estate project staged a protest on Saturday morning, in front of Chana Wittaya School in Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, where a public hearing on the controversial project was being held by

An extra nutrition boost for young refugee children in Thailand

About 90,000 refugees from Myanmar live in nine camps in western Thailand, near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Our long-time partner, The Border Consortium, reaches these refugees with food, shelter and other support. A few months ago, as the threat of COVID-19 emerged,

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

TOKYO — Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend.   The death toll has risen to 66 as of Friday morning, with 16

Thailand plans economic rehab centre for post COVID-19

Thailand plans to set up an centre to help revitalise an economy hit by the coronavirus outbreak and is considering more relief measures for small businesses, government officials said on Friday,  A rehabilitation centre will work similar to the government’s health-focused