Daily SG: 17 May 2018



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Foreign Affairs

– Asian Correspondent: Malaysia: Opposition icon Anwar gets royal pardon, released from prison
– TIME: Malaysia’s Reformist Icon Anwar Ibrahim Freed From Prison After Receiving Royal Pardon
– SCMP: Malaysian police raid ex-PM Najib Razak’s house and other properties ‘while looking for US$4.5b 1MDB corruption scandal documents’
– Asian Correspondent: Korea talks canned throwing doubt on Trump summit
– CogitASIA: Will the Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?

Diplomatic Relations

– RSIS: CO18082 | ASEAN and Soft Balancing: South China Sea As Zone of Peace?
– The Independent: Malaysian leaders slam The Straits Times for ‘fake news’ that aims to “drive a wedge” between new coalition govt and the people

Daily Disclosure

– The Online Citizen: AGC files application to charge human-rights activist and opposition leader for contempt of court
– The Online Citizen: Dr Mahathir says M’sia RM1T in debt but CIA says S’pore public debt even higher
– Yahoo News Singapore: SCDF NSF’s death: AGC looking into criminal proceedings

Counter Terrorism

– Asian Correspondent: What is Indonesia doing about returning Islamic State fighters?

Bread and Butter

– The Independent: Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung assures that government will continue to tackle inequality

Technology Bytes

– ZDNet: Kaspersky Lab to shift US customer data from Russia to Switzerland
– Gizmodo: Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract

Singapore Food Paradise

– Ordinary Patrons: Singapore Restaurants for Dining during Ramadan 2018
– MothershipSG: Ex-Wooloomooloo Steakhouse chef selling S$27 Beef Wellington + foie gras at East Coast coffee shop
– The Halal Food Blog: Ramadhan Special 2018 – Cajun On Wheels Sweet Ramadan Bundle Feast


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