Submitted by ljessica@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 22:53
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) held its third rally on Tuesday night (May 3).
Here are some highlights:
1. Veteran actress Neo Swee Lin asks Bukit Batok to vote for Dr Chee Soon Juan
Neo, who played a granny in TV sitcom Phua Chu Kang, said she is not a member of SDP, but urged Bukit Batok residents to vote for Dr Chee Soon Juan.
She said that when she first met him, she was surprised to see that he was "a very nice person", and unlike how he had been portrayed in the media.
Submitted by ljessica@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 20:48
SINGAPORE - He is being accused of a shocking act - raping one woman three times at three different locations in a span of 20 minutes, but Lim Choon Beng, 30, says he does not remember any of what he did.
Submitted by ljessica@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 19:07
SINGAPORE - Two separate incidents on MRT lines operated by SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation caused disruptions and delays for commuters today (May 3).
Earlier this morning, services on Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) were interrupted after a train applied its emergency brakes, The Straits Times reported.
The disruption is DTL2's first major breakdown since it was launched four months ago.
Submitted by seanyap@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 18:09
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 18:04
A major fire on Tuesday damaged or destroyed the homes of nearly 450 Rohingya Muslim families living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar.
The charred remains of wooden shelters and twisted metal roofs were visible through a thick haze of smoke after the fire broke out in the early morning, a stark reminder of dire living conditions for over 100,000 Rohingya confined to bleak camps in Rahkine state.
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 17:56
From the question of Britain's place in Europe to the choice of New Zealand's flag, referendums worldwide are usually preceded by unbridled debate. Not so under Thailand's junta.
Many Thais are chafing under strict new regulations governing discussion ahead of an Aug 7 referendum on a military-backed constitution.
The junta that seized power in a May 2014 coup has already threatened to jail anyone campaigning for or against the constitution, which critics say entrenches the military's political influence.
Submitted by mldas@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 17:38
Are you a karaoke fan?
If you are, you may have seen videos of your friends singing on Sing! Karaoke, a mobile application created by Smule that allows you to sing karaoke-style either on your own, with a friend or even British singer Jessie J herself.
With karaoke being a well-loved pastime among Asians, AsiaOne decided to take a look at some of the most popular and hilarious video recordings made by Asians themselves on the application.
Here are our favourites:
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 17:36
South Korean prosecutors pushed ahead Tuesday with embezzlement charges against the former director of Asia's top film festival, despite widespread criticism that the allegations are politically motivated.
The future of South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has been threatened by a bitter dispute which organisers say is rooted in political anger over the screening of a film in 2014 that was critical of the government's handling of the Sewol ferry disaster.
Submitted by huizhen@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 17:16
Submitted by debwong@a1 on Tue, 2016-05-03 17:15
China's health ministry will investigate a hospital that a university student turned to for cancer treatment after seeking information on the Baidu Inc search engine, a state health commission said on Tuesday.
The student, Wei Zexi, 21, died last month of a rare form of cancer and China's Internet regulator said on Monday it would investigate Baidu over the case.