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Singapore General Election 2015

Nomination Day on Tuesday, 1 September

Tune in to reports and updates from Yahoo Singapore to find out who your confirmed candidates are.

  • Daughter of renowned architect detained for handing out Bersih balloons

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The daughter of Hijjas Kasturi, a prominent architect, has been arrested for distributing Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall here earlier today. It is understood...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend.

    Associated Press
  • Rafidah says saddened, worried about the future

    Former international trade and industry minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she felt a “deep sadness” as she celebrated Merdeka Day today because of all that had happened in the country, including the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. Rafidah (pic, right) said on her Facebook account late last night that the many things...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. Carlos Cheung, 28, moved to Taiwan's central Taichung City last year to run a noodle shop there.

    AFP News
  • Only 50,000 turned up for Bersih 4 rally, deputy home minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31— Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed has rubbished claims that half a million people had participated in the two-day Bersih 4 rally, saying today approximately...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Lovren upset with individual error in West Ham loss

    (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is disappointed with his error that lead to West Ham United's second goal on Saturday and the Croatian has vowed to come back stronger from the 3-0 defeat. Liverpool were behind within three minutes as Manuel Lanzini found the net for the Londoners and as the game approached its half-hour mark, Lovren lost possession to Lanzini in the build-up which lead to Mark Noble breaching Simon Mignolet's goal. Of course for the first minute after the second goal I wanted to go under the table," the 26-year-old Lovren told the club website (www.liverpoolfc.com).

    Reuters 50 mins ago
  • Dr M: I was sacked from Umno, but became PM

    PASIR GUDANG, Aug 29 — Amid swirling rumours that his son and Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir may be booted out from Umno soon, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he too had been expelled from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Girls' Generation's Sunny makes an apology to fan club members

    Girls' Generation's Sunny made an apology for mistaking the name of Girls' ...

    STAR N News
  • Childhood friends found dead in a car

    SHAH ALAM: Two childhood friends were found dead in a car parked infront of a busy restaurant in Section 19 last night (Sun). Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said his men found 25-year-olds, K. Mathiannan and Y.Rao Changkaraanathrao, lifeless.

    New Straits Times
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • Bersih 4 nothing to do with race, says MCA

    MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today slammed those who were trying to slap a racial label on the recently-concluded Bersih 4 rally over the weekend. Liow, who heads the Barisan Nasional's Chinese enthnic party, said it was "not nice" to claim that the overnight rally held near Dataran Merdeka on August 29 and 30, was dominated by the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

    AFP News
  • Asia stocks suffer fresh losses, further volatility tipped

    Chinese stocks sank again Monday, dragging most other Asian bourses lower amid uncertainty over US interest rates, reviving fears of a broader global economic slowdown that has rocked the world's financial markets. In a bid to settle investors' nerves, Beijing on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing "great losses" during recent market turbulence.

    AFP News 15 mins ago
  • Bersih declares fourth rally a success, claims half a million turnout

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 declared today its fourth and biggest rally a success, claiming that as many as 500,000 people had participated in the two-day event that...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Chinese journalist 'confesses' to market chaos: state media

    China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with the respected business magazine Caijing, was held after writing a story in July saying the securities regulator was studying plans for government funds to exit the market. Beijing has launched interventions on a grand scale to try -- with little success -- to shore up plunging share prices after a debt-fuelled bubble burst in June.

    AFP News
  • Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

    Associated Press
  • Juve suffer side effects of dismantling winning team

    Juventus appear to be suffering from a predictable early-season slump in the wake of a summer spent fumbling around the transfer market in a bid to rebuild a team that had grown to dominate Serie A. Juve have captured four straight league titles, including runaway wins in the last two seasons, but have seen their strangehold loosened in just eight days with back-to-back losses at the start of the 2015-16 campaign. Sunday's 2-1 defeat at AS Roma was the first time that Juventus have lost two league matches in a row since March 2011, the last season before their dominance began, and the first time they have ever lost their first two fixtures. Playmaker Andrea Pirlo, whose arrival in 2011 sparked Juve's dominant run, decided that at 36, it was time to bid farewell to Serie A and ply his trade in North America.

    Reuters 47 mins ago
  • Young, groundbreaking 'Les Miserables' actor dies

    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black man and youngest to play Jean Valjean in Broadway's "Les Miserables," died in New York, the production and local reports said. The 21-year-old made his Broadway debut at the end of July after being an understudy as the protagonist of the long-running show. "The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic -- and history -- in his Broadway debut," the show said in a statement.

    AFP Relax
  • Growing up as Tunku’s son

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — From his days as a child, Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman was often advised by his famous father to be a responsible man and to stand up for his principles.  “I was also advised...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

    Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute ...

    Associated Press