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Singapore bids its founding father and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew farewell, The Straits Times reports. South Korean President Park Geun-hye meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the funeral ceremony of Lee Kuan Yew, a sign of thaw in bilateral relations soured by territorial and other history-related issues, a report in The Korea Herald states. Criticisms mount against Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha's decision to put an end to martial law by invoking Article 44 that gives him absolute power, The Nation writes. Foreigners held at immigration detention facilities for overstaying their visas in Japan are sharing tactics for applying for refugee status to avoid being deported, The Yomiuri Shimbun notes. Countries are rushing to join the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as the application deadline draws near, but the United States remains conspicuously absent, China Daily says.
An ongoing exhibit at the National Library of Singapore showcases different publications penned by the prime minister himself and books written about him
Don’t just boil them – serve instant noodles in interesting and novel ways
Many of them have been heading to the south for warmer weather
Koreans’ changing perceptions on marriage
Economic woes, rise of women and growing individualism prompt Koreans to rethink marriage
Buddhism's right-wing face in Myanmar
Monk accused of fuelling anti-Muslim violence says he's defending his faith
Time to play now!
China lifts ban on gaming consoles
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: 'I did my best'
The following is an extract from the book "Lee Kuan Yew: The Man And His Ideas", published in 1998, in which Lee reveals details about his personal life in his own words
Korean idols no longer girls, but women
Miss A's Suzy, dubbed as South Korea's first love, is the latest to admit she's dating
Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans
Mobile network operator KT works with YG Entertainment and 4-D technology developer d’strict to produce hologram concerts