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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Property 

Shanghai mayor Ying Yong rules out easing control on home prices even as economy slows down

Shanghai’s mayor Ying Yong said on Thursday that he will do everything in his power to stabilise the housing market, ending speculation that the city would loosen its grip on the sector as it faced an uphill task of sustaining growth amid fears of a slowing economy. “We must bear in mind that controlling prices of land and homes is not a makeshift policy,” the mayor told a press conference after the close of the annual session of Shanghai People’s Congress. “We will stand firm in stabilising the property market…

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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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Legacy of Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’ to live on through wuxia-inspired video games

The late martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung is set to exert his influence over new generations of gamers captivated by the wuxia genre, many of whom were not even born when he wrote his last work in 1972. “As long as it’s wuxia, people will feel reluctant to accept a game if it doesn’t include some of Jin Yong’s influence,” said Zheng Jie, 32, the developer behind new hit Chinese single-player personal computer game The Scroll of Taiwu. “His work will be adapted over and over.” Cha’s 14 bestselling…

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