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September 22, 2017 5:27 AM Asean Para Games: Abdul Latif claims long jump gold

KUALA LUMPUR: World and Paralympics champion Abdul Latif Romly (pic) was too strong for the field as he effortlessly clinched the men's long jump T20 (intellectual disability) gold medal. Abdul Latif, who holds the world record of 7.60m, leapt 7.41m in his first attempt. Abdul Latif's effort was just shy of his Asean Para Games record of 7.43m, which 3

September 22, 2017 4:26 AM Asean Para Games: Sarawakian swimmers set records en route to golds

KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawakians Anderson Jamba (pic) and Fraidden Dawan made big splashes for Malaysia on the final day of the Asean Para Games swimming competition. Barely an hour after winning the men's 150m individual medley (S4) race and setting a new Games record, Anderson returned to the pool at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil to claim his second 3

September 19, 2017 3:29 AM Asean Para Games: Swimmer Danielle Moi wins gold in 200m freestyle

SINGAPORE - Para-swimmer Danielle Moi has won Singapore's second gold medal at the Kuala Lumpur Asean Para Games (APG) on Tuesday (Sept 19). The 17-year-old Metta School student clocked 2min 29.89sec in the women's 200m S14 freestyle, ahead of Claire Sunega Calizo of the Philippines (2:44.81) and Singapore's Chew Zi Ling (2:53.00). Competing in her second 3

September 13, 2017 11:55 PM Flights cancelled as typhoon heads for Taiwan

TAIPEI — Taiwan issued a warning to ships and airlines cancelled some flights yesterday as the island braced for Typhoon Talim, which was expected to hit cities including the capital Taipei, before hurtling towards China potentially as a super typhoon. Talim was expected to gain in strength as it sweeps towards Taiwan’s northern cities, lashing them with strong 3

September 11, 2017 8:03 PM Devastated Woman Accuses Singapore Airlines of Negligence Over Pet Dog’s Death

Before flying to Vietnam with her husband, Shabana Mary Kuruvilla was separated from Charlie in compliance with airport policy. According to Kuruvilla, Charlie — who was taken by a “pet handling staff” — was wheeled away in his crate nearly three hours before their scheduled flight at 1:30 p.m. The airline asked if the couple wanted to see Charlie; they declined 14

September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Physically-challenged athletes head for ninth ASEAN Para Games

HCM City (VNA) – A delegation of 142 Vietnamese athletes with disabilities left Ho Chi Minh City on September 11 for the ninth ASEAN Paralympic Games in Malaysia in the next days. They will vie for medals in eight events, including swimming, track-and-field, weightlifting, chess, badminton, boccia, football for the visually-impaired and table tennis 4

September 10, 2017 4:10 PM Asean to sign Hong Kong free trade deal in November

MANILA - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is to sign a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong in November, a Philippine government official said Saturday, following three years of talks. The Chinese special administrative region began free-trade negotiations with ASEAN in 2014, four years after the 10-nation economic bloc signed a similar 5

September 10, 2017 12:05 AM Trade, China, scandal: What’s the agenda as Malaysia, Singapore leaders meet Trump?

Najib Razak, Lee Hsien Loong and Thailand’s Prayuth Chan-ocha are heading to the White House with a common goal The leaders of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have a uphill task in their upcoming White House visits if they are to redirect the gaze of a famously ‘America First’ president towards Southeast Asia. With extreme weather, gridlock on Capitol 3

September 8, 2017 9:00 AM Carlsberg keen on bigger stake, says Habeco executive: media

HANOI - Carlsberg is keen on expanding its stake in Habeco , one of Vietnam's biggest brewers, to at least 51 percent, a local news website reported, citing a Habeco executive. Vietnam plans to privatize Habeco by selling its entire 82 percent stake. Carlsberg, which already owns around 17 percent of the company, also holds the priority purchase rights 4

September 6, 2017 9:23 AM Changi T4 to commence operations on October 31

Changi Airport Group (CAG) today announced that the new terminal four (T4) at Changi airport is scheduled to commence operations on October 31 2017. This follows the recent successful conclusion of major trials, with a small number of checks and reviews to be completed in the final phase of the preparations. As reported, the new T4, hailed as a shopping 4