The Straits Times (Singapore)

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) -  Police had allegedly used excessive force against ethnic Papuans in East Java

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In his National Day Rally speech on Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong flagged three areas critical to ensuring that Singapore continues to thrive in the future - investing in education, helping its people remain in the workforce for longer and protecting its physical environment from the effects of climate change. Here are edited excerpts of his speech.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -  By October, nine of Shell's 57 fuel stations across the island will have electric vehicle charging points 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak will have to fight 21 charges of money laundering and four of abuse of power for receiving illegal transfers.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Fleshing out a theme of his speech in Mandarin at the National Day Rally yesterday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discusses the impact of US-China tensions on Singapore.

NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN) - Surrogates in India are paid between US$8400 and US$7000 for each pregnancy, while clinics are paid between US$16,8000 and US$28,000 for surrogacy services.

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - The entire package is US$14 billion to boost the Thai economy.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In his National Day Rally 2019 speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced efforts to protect Singapore from the effects of climate change. 

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - Rally organiser says Chief Executive must show peaceful expression will be heard.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) -  More support for pre-school, tertiary fees, moves to raise retirement age, CPF rates and steps to defend against climate change.