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  • Crime

    Successful young writer dies after balcony plunge, allegedly over Tangmo rumours

    The Tangmo saga has had far reaching consequences, beyond a drowning mystery of a Thai TV star that has sparked Thai social media into a frenzy. Now a 20 year old has died from injuries sustained on March 3 when he fell from a balcony at a condo in Lat Phrao. Pattarathida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong drowned in the Chao Phraya on February…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Singapore drops into an official recession

    Singapore, an early success story in Covid-19 containment, has now dropped into technical recession after an official second quarter report of negative growth. The Singaporean economy plunged 41.2% quarter-on-quarter, with the country’s trade-dependent economy battered by the Covid-19 crisis in the South East Asian region. Finance authorities are flagging that they expect Singapore’s GDP to shrink between 4 – 7% this…

  • Business

    Singapore’s exports crash in June, the biggest drop in 6 years

    Edited from The Straits Times – Asian News Network Singapore’s exports have crashed by double digits for the fourth straight month. June’s figures show shipments in the key electronics sector sinking by 32%. This is the biggest year-on-year drop since shipments sank 33.2 per cent in February 2013. It is also sharply below analysts’ expectations of a 9.6% plunge, according…

  • Thailand

    Somkid says he’ll fly to Beijing to discuss luring back Chinese visitors

    The fallout from a number of tragedies and bad PR has mobilised the Thai government to take firm steps towards luring back the Chinese travellers who have been looking elsewhere, other than Thailand, for their chosen holiday breaks. The Nation is reporting that Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak has said today that he may have to hold talks with the Chinese…