Legal bid begins to dissolve Thailand’s upstart anti-army party

BANGKOK: Thailand’s election authority on Wednesday (Dec 11) launched a bid to knock-out the country’s main anti-army opposition over alleged illegal loans by the party’s leader, a billionaire who has harangued the military-backed government since seizing the political limelight. The Future Forward Party (FFP) rode a youth-propelled wave to become Thailand’s third-largest grouping in March elections, […]

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North Korean hackers are working with Eastern European cybercriminals: Report

CALIFORNIA: North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report said on Wednesday (Dec 11), a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online. Mountain View, California-based SentinelOne says that the Lazarus Group – which American prosecutors accuse of organising the leak of emails from […]

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Maybank Kim Eng cuts 5% of Singapore workforce

SINGAPORE: Maybank Kim Eng, the investment banking arm of Malaysian lender Maybank, has cut about five per cent of its Singapore workforce as part of a “comprehensive restructuring” of its operating model. The job cuts, announced to employees last Friday (Dec 6), come as Maybank Kim Eng relooks some parts of its operations, including its Singapore […]

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12 workers hurt in Pasir Gudang chemical factory fire

JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 12 chemical factory workers in Jalan Nibong 1, Tanjung Langsat Industrial area near Pasir Gudang sustained burns on Sunday (Dec 8). Seri Alam district police chief Superintendent Ismail Dollah said a fire, which happened at around 9.21am to 9.27am, was completely put out by Lotte Chemical Titan’s firefighting unit. Advertisement Advertisement “The incident resulted in […]

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