The Singapore offices of Grab, which is one of 11 Southeast Asian companies valued at more than US$1 billion. Photo: Reuters

Hunt for next Grab, Gojek on as investors flock to Southeast Asian tech firms

  • Despite global economic uncertainty from the US-China trade war, firms in the region have raised US$7.6 billion in funding in the first half of 2019
  • The report by Singapore’s Temasek, Google and Bain & Company shows Southeast Asia is rich in ‘aspiring unicorns’
Topic |   Singapore

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The Singapore offices of Grab, which is one of 11 Southeast Asian companies valued at more than US$1 billion. Photo: Reuters
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Singapore’s law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam says foreign interference poses a deadlier threat than military force in destabilising a country. Photo: AFP

As Singapore gears up to fight foreign interference, could political critics be caught in the cross hairs?

  • Law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam has indicated the island nation is ready to combat external influence in its domestic politics
  • But the proposed legislation is ringing alarm bells for critics of the ruling PAP, such as independent news portals New Naratif and The Online Citizen
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Singapore’s law and home affairs minister K. Shanmugam says foreign interference poses a deadlier threat than military force in destabilising a country. Photo: AFP
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