North Korea is floating a trial balloon to see if it can resume dialogue with the United States through South Korea, analysts say, with inter-Korean reconciliation talks and a summit also involving China potentially happening as soon as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They based their assessment on comments made on Saturday (Sept 25) by Kim Yo-jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, when she made clear her support for a formal end to the Korean war and a fresh inter-Korean summit if Seoul treated Pyongyang with "impartiality" and mutual respect. She made the statement a day after she praised South Korean President Moon Jae-in 's recent call for a declaration of an end to the 1950-53 conflict - technically ongoing, as the fighting ended with an armistice instead of a peace treaty - as an "admirable idea", and said Pyongyang was also willing to discuss mending fences with Seoul. Moon had earlier suggested the two Koreas - along with the US, which ... » Learn More about Will Kim Yo-jong’s olive branch to Seoul herald Winter Olympics peace talks?
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The Singapore Armed Forces Military Working Dog Unit (SAF MWDU) is putting up 13 retired veteran military working dogs for adoption between Sep. 27 and Oct. 22, 2021. The unit has embarked on yet another adoption drive this year, which has been carried out over the last few years to help these dogs find forever homes to put a lid on their distinguished careers having given many good years to the force. Those who are keen in the adoption can check out this link and fill up this form to register your interest in adopting a dog. This year, four out of the 13 dogs are suitable for HDB households under Project ADORE (ADOption and REhoming of dogs). The dogs this year are comprised of two females and 11 males. The introduction to the dogs this year is detailed, allowing their personalities as experienced by the dog handlers to be embellished via their profiles. The MWDU will continue to take full care of any retired dogs that are not adopted. All the dogs have ... » Learn More about 13 retired S’pore military working dogs up for adoption in 2021
Malaysia Covid-19 Watch: 13,104 new cases on Sunday (Sept 26), Sarawak top with 2,943 Covid-19 Watch: 83.1% of Malaysia's adult population fully vaccinated Covid-19: Malaysia's death toll reaches 25,159 with 228 total fatalities reported Saturday (Sept 25) Covid-19: Over 30% of students aged 12 to 17 have received first dose of vaccine, says Dr Mah Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine safe for primary schoolkids Covid-19: Ensure dissemination of accurate information on NRP, endemic phase, says Annuar Ok booster: Sarawak first state to start administering additional doses to elderly, vulnerable groups in October, says KJ Theme parks should be allowed to re-open, says Deputy Tourism Minister Bursa Malaysia likely to trade sideways from Monday (Sept 27) Ringgit anticipated to trade higher ahead of 12MP tabling in parliament In Malaysia, printmaking works are attracting young art collectors Malaysia only seeking China's views on Aukus, says Hishammuddin Singapore ... » Learn More about Asean News Headlines at 10 pm on Sunday (Sept 26)
Viewers anticipating the Progress Singapore Party's constituency broadcast for the hot seat of West Coast GRC had to wait till July 8, the last day of the campaign. The five members who spoke were PSP's leader Tan Cheng Bock, Jeffrey Khoo Poh Tiong, Nadrajah Loganathan, Hazel Poa Koon Koon, and Leong Mun Wai. The main theme that emerged from the candidates' speeches was the past experience of Tan Cheng Bock, as well as his leadership, which was touted as the key element underpinning the PSP's plans for West Coast GRC. Here's what they said. A man who has implemented many initiatives beneficial for Singaporeans Leong Mun Wai: "We are a group of loyal Singaporeans who want to serve you and steer Singapore in a new direction under the guidance of the highly experienced and respected Dr Tan Cheng Bock." Jeffrey Khoo Poh Tiong: "Dr Tan has started many important initiatives as an MP, such as free HDB parking on Sundays to strengthen family bonds and allowing ... » Learn More about Tan Cheng Bock’s leadership & experience touted during PSP’s West Coast GRC political broadcast