STRAITS TIMES INVOLVED IN SHAM STORY OVER 1MDB SAGA

The Straits Times is under scrutiny after an award-winning story covering the 1MDB saga was revealed to be fraudulent. The 2015 piece involved an interview with whistleblower Xavier Justo, who had “confessed” that the media publication The Edge Malaysia offered to buy stolen data from him, which they could then falsify with the intent to […]

SINGAPORE COURTING MORE CONTEMPT

Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham is facing charges for contempt of court over a Facebook post alleging that Malaysia’s judges are “more independent than Singapore’s for cases with political implications”. A member of the Singapore Democratic Party, John Tan, has since received the same charge for saying that this ”confirmed the truth of Mr Wham’s assertion […]

US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

What happened? Trump has officially announced the exit of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. This landmark agreement, negotiated in 2015 under the Obama Administration, pledged a lifting of sanctions on Iran in return for controls restricting a possible Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Trump’s […]