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Saint Valentine’s Day massacre: Australia, Malaysia, Singapore on love scam alert


Love may be in the air on Saint Valentine’s Day but authorities in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore warned on Monday of a growth in online scams cheating lonely people out of their savings.

Indonesian Muslim school students protest Valentine’s Day


Indonesian Muslim school students on Monday staged a protest against Valentine’s Day, denouncing what they said was a Western celebration that encourages casual sex.

Malaysian ship with aid for Rohingya refugees from Myanmar docks in S. Bangladesh


A Malaysian ship carrying 2,100 tons of aid for tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arrived in southeastern Bangladesh on Monday.

Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns


Cambodia's charismatic opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, says he will step down "for the sake of his party".

Aftershocks rattle survivors in quake-hit Philippines


Thousands of residents of a quake-hit city in the southern Philippines sought refuge on the streets as aftershocks hit the ­region yesterday, two days after a quake killed eight people.

Indonesians to vote in local polls on Feb 15, all eyes on governor election in Jakarta


Tens of millions of Indonesians head to the polls on Wednesday (Feb 15) in local elections across the Muslim-majority country, with bitter feuding over the powerful post of Jakarta governor stoking political and religious tensions.

Brunei-Bandar Seri Begawan-Russia ambassador-diplomat's day


At the night of 9 February 2017, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Brunei Darussalam Vladlen Semivolos hosted a reception at his official residence on the occasion of the Diplomat’s Day of the Russian Federation.

Death toll rises to 15 in Philippine earthquake, hundreds injured


The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled a southern Philippine city on Friday night has risen to at least 15, an official said on Saturday.

Another landslide hits Indonesia's Bali, bringing death toll to 13


Heavy downpours triggered another landslide in Bali resort island in central Indonesia on Saturday, bringing the total casualty of the disaster to 13 people with 5 others wounded, a senior official of Bali disaster agency said.

Singaporeans willing to fork out one per cent of their income to ensure no more haze


People in Singapore are willing to cough up nearly 1 per cent of their annual income in order to guarantee the absence of transboundary haze for a year, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found.