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Singapore tells Facebook to correct user’s post under new ‘fake news’ law

Singapore said on Friday after a user declined a government request to do so, it had instructed Facebook to correct a post on its social media platform under a new “fake news” law. The move, coming as the Asian city-state is preparing for an election, is the first real test of a measure that came into effect last month, fueling fears that could stifle free speech and chill dissent. But

airport

San Miguel Corp said Tuesday, for its suggested New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, it tapped the designers and builders of Changi from Singapore and Charles de Gaulle from France. San Miguel said it involved Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs for the P734-billion project, which lately hurdled a “Swiss challenge” for unsolicited proposals owing to a absence of rival offers. The design envisages a “future-ready airport focusing on overall

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SINGAPORE: The U.S. Treasury added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to a watch list for currency manipulation, putting their foreign-exchange policies under scrutiny. Singapore made the list because of its large current account surplus and net foreign currency purchases of at least $17 billion in 2018, equivalent to 4.6% of GDP, according to the Treasury. Malaysia was cited for its bilateral trade surplus with the U.S. of $27 billion last year

eagle

In a bid to increase the population of the country’s national bird, which is listed as critically endangered, the country will be lending a pair of Philippine eagles to Singapore. Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday, May 20, signed a wildlife loan agreement with Wildlife Reserve Singapore to send 15-year-old male eagle Geothermica and 17-year-old female eagle Sambisig to the Jurong Bird Park. The pair of birds will

Singapore-bound Cebu Pacific flight diverted to Brunei after 'technical problem' found

Cebu Pacific on Friday reported a Flight 5J 803 bound for Singapore was averted its flight path to Brunei after a technical issue was spotted in the aircraft. Flight 5J 803 was redirected to Bandar Seri Begawan at 1:45 a.m. on Friday, Cebu Pacific in an advisory. Another aircraft has been sent forth from Manila to take affected passengers to Singapore, airline carrier added. Flight diversion was expected to arrive