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Chicken-culling issue ought to have been better managed: AVA

SINGAPORE - When it comes to managing Singapore's animal population, culling will be done only as "a last resort", said Minister of State for National Development Koh Poh Koon in Parliament on Monday (Feb 20). He was responding to questions by Member of...

Philippines’ Duterte ordered murders: Ex-police aide

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad that killed many people, including a journalist and a pregnant woman, when he was mayor of a southern city, a retired policeman who claimed to be part of the group said on Monday (Feb 20). Mr...

Son of murdered North Korean due in Malaysia: Airline source, media report

KUALA LUMPUR - The son of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader who was murdered in Kuala Lumpur last week, will arrive in the Malaysian capital late on Monday (Feb 20), according to an airline source and a media report. An...

New CEO announced for National Arts Council

SINGAPORE - A new chief executive officer (CEO) has been appointed for the National Arts Council (NAC). Announcing this in a press release on Monday, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) said it would be appointing current CEO of the National...

Budget 2017 short-term measures 'disappointing': Business associations

SINGAPORE - At least two trade associations have expressed their disappointment at this year's Budget, for falling short on short term measures to help businesses tide through the current challenging environment. Citing the "inadequate short term support to...

TODAY's evening brief: Budget 2017



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