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Martin Abbugao

Martin Abbugao

    Now boarding: Passengers ready for world's longest flight
    Now boarding: Passengers ready for world's longest flight
    Passengers were getting ready to board the world's longest flight on Thursday — a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New...
    Filthy toilets a blight on Asian prosperity
    Filthy toilets a blight on Asian prosperity
    Fast-growing Asian economies may be flush with money but filthy toilets remain a blight across the region despite rising standards of living, with...
    Burma says Suu Kyi may be freed after elections
    Burma says Suu Kyi may be freed after elections
    Burma has said that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi may be freed after November 7 elections, as it attempts to deflect a barrage of criticism over...
    Burma under pressure to act on poll 'credibility deficit'
    Burma under pressure to act on poll 'credibility deficit'
    Military-run Burma came under pressure from its neighbours on Wednesday to address what Indonesia said was a "credibility deficit" surrounding its...
    More than $50bn lost to software piracy, study shows
    More than $50bn lost to software piracy, study shows
    Software piracy cost technology companies more than $50-billion around the world last year, with Asia accounting for the largest share of losses,...
    Asian summit postponed after protesters storm venue
    Asian summit postponed after protesters storm venue
    Thousands of Thai anti-government protesters smashed their way into a summit of Asian leaders on Saturday, forcing the country's embattled...
    Burma: Cyclone aid must have 'no strings attached'
    Burma: Cyclone aid must have 'no strings attached'
    Burma insisted on Sunday that there must be "no strings attached" to foreign aid destined for its hundreds of thousands of cyclone victims,...
    Oil smashes $135 in Asian trade
    Oil smashes $135 in Asian trade
    Oil smashed past $135 a barrel for the first time on Thursday, continuing its astonishing rise following unexpected drops in United States crude...
    Singapore to make F1 history with night race
    Singapore to make F1 history with night race
    Singapore will make history when it stages the first Formula One night race next year after the sport's governing body gave the go-ahead, the race...
    Leaders tackle trade, North Korea at Apec summit
    Leaders tackle trade, North Korea at Apec summit
    United States President George Bush on Saturday kept the pressure on North Korea as he held a flurry of bilateral talks with key world leaders...
    Bush arrives for Apec meeting
    Bush arrives for Apec meeting
    United States President George Bush arrived on Wednesday in South Korea ahead of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders after making a bold call for...
    Singapore to go ahead and hang Aussie drug runner
    Singapore to go ahead and hang Aussie drug runner
    Singapore on Thursday stood firm on its decision to hang a 25-year-old Australian drug runner, saying he got a fair trial and was fully aware of...