The Straits Times (Singapore)

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - The minister yesterday clarified that his statement on the cross-economy class marriage was meant to be a suggestion, and was not mandatory.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Fall comes amid Asia-wide forex sell-off after South Korea infection spike, two deaths in Japan.

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - Speaking at a dinner for the foreign ministers on Wednesday night, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi praised Asean countries for their support of China and expressed confidence that his country was winning the battle against the coronavirus.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Last year, families with at least one working member - which make up 86.8 per cent of households here - saw real median monthly employment income grow by 1 per cent to last year, compared to 2.6 per cent in 2018.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - At least two government officials who were on board have tested positive. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The Mindef statement also said the ministers expressed support for Vietnam's ADMM and ADMM-Plus chairmanship, discussed the ADMM's progress since its establishment, and exchanged views on the regional and global security environment.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Crucial to woo tourists back quickly, with some firms already struggling, say observers.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Labour MP Patrick Tay, who is also the National Trades Union Congress assistant secretary-general, encouraged companies to "cut costs to save jobs, not cut jobs to save costs".

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - China's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a special Asean-China foreign ministers' meeting in Laos this week to discuss the coronavirus outbreak.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - 800 workers from China stayed in Malaysia during CNY, while 200 who returned to mainland back at work after self-quarantine, it says.