Singapore 

HIV data leak: MOH aware only in 2016 that Mikhy Farrera Brochez had access to data, says Gan Kim Yong, Singapore News

While he first informed the authorities in 2012 that his partner had disclosed information about his HIV status to others and shared screenshots of this, Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American at the centre of the leak of Singapore’s HIV Registry, was uncooperative and did not provide any evidence. The investigation hence did not make much headway, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 12). Mr Gan was responding to questions from MPs about whether the Ministry of Health (MOH) had known about Brochez’s possible access to…

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigns amid differences with Trump administration

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim unexpectedly resigned on Monday, more than three years before his term ends in 2022, amid differences with the Trump administration over climate change and the need for more development resources. Kim, nominated by former US President Barack Obama for two five-year terms, had pushed financing for green energy projects and largely dropped support for coal power investments, but had avoided public clashes with the Trump administration, which has made reviving the US coal sector a priority. Kim told World Bank employees in an…

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Ecommerce 

Is Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju preparing to sell controlling stake in South Korea’s biggest gaming company?

The founder of Nexon, South Korea’s largest video game company, has fanned speculation he will sell his controlling stake in the company, which produces hugely popular action role-playing online games Dungeon & Fighter and MapleStory. Kim Jung-ju is considering new business opportunities, according to a company spokesperson, as Chinese and US firms emerge as possible buyers of his stake in Nexon. “I’m considering various ways that would help make Nexon a globally competitive company all the more,” Kim said in a statement published on Saturday. “I’ve been always in agony,…

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Vietnam 

Nguyễn Kim Holdings bids to acquire Lâm Đồng Pharmaceutical – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Kim Investment and Development Joint Stock Company (Nguyễn Kim Holdings) has submitted a public bid to purchase more than 2.1 million shares of Lâm Đồng Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, aiming to control the drug maker. This purchase would be equivalent to 27.14 per cent of total voting shares in Lâm Đồng Pharmaceutical. If the deal goes through, Nguyễn Kim will raise its stake to 51.14 per cent. The offering price is set at VNĐ23,500 (US$1) per share, which means Nguyễn…

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Singapore 

Socialite Kim Lim hailed for building homes in Mongolia, Singapore News

Having a child has made Ms Kim Lim, a local socialite and daughter of billionaire-philanthropist Peter Lim, realise how important it is to ensure that children – especially those in less privileged areas – are well taken care of. She said: “Now that I am a mum, it made me realise that kids depend on us for everything and it is important for them to have a good childhood.” Last month, the 27-year-old posted on Instagram photographs of gers, or houses, that she had helped construct in Mongolia, dedicating them…

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