Thailand flooding kills dozens, leaves tourists trapped and country paralyzed

Korean minister apologises for blacklisting artists, denies involvementAt least 30 people are trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building in Multan, PakistanIraq's Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi attends signing ceremony of agreement between Iraq and Japan on electricity, and reconstruction loans. MPs pass the Active Mobility Bill; Parliament adjournsXi Jinping to become first Chinese president to attend Davos Henry Kwek suggests engaging with social media platforms like @MothershipSG or @SGAG_SG to teach people how to use e-bikes responsiblyLouis Ng: Make it compulsory for riders of bikes, PMDs and PABs to dismount and push their bikes/devices at crowded areas, near bus stopsNMP Kok Heng Leun warns of safety risks when pedestrians and cyclists/PMD users are made to use one shared path, calls for segregated pathsTeo Ho Pin: Every year, the 15 PAP town councils receive about 200 complaints from residents re: bikes, power-assisted bikes and PMDsXi Jinping to become first Chinese president to attend DavosManhunt launched after sexual assault on Hong Kong boyZainal Sapari asks if the Government can raise the penalties for PMD users who ride around under the influence of alcoholPritam Singh asks if it's too excessive to fine and/or retailers who display non-compliant PMDs. Why not ban their import instead?NMP Randolph Tan: If PMDs end up taking over footpaths, pedestrians will end up getting crowded out. Will pedestrians suffer as a result?Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visit to Switzerland, attend World Economic ForumChina, Tanzania pledge to consolidate friendship, promote cooperation, Chinese FM Wang Yi said during African tourHong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang abused power, prosecution saysNCMP Dennis Tan: It will be down to the consistent enforcement actions of the LTA to make the new government workSabah rattled by 7.3 quake in nearby PhilippinesA Chinese firm signs $205 mln deal to build key road in AfghanistanMan drives into road divider in Hougang, uprooting tree25 dead, 1 million affected by floods in southern ThailandMelvin Yong suggests more CCTV cameras at park connectors, so footage can be used in investigations into e-bike accidentsJoan Pereira asks for PMDs to be easily identified and visibly tagged so that when accidents happen, culprits can be more easily apprehendedShenzhen Port in Shenzhen, one of China's most energetic cities, ranked 3rd largest container port in the world for 4th time8 foreign workers and a lorry driver taken to hospital after accident on SLECyclists, PMD users and PAB riders who do not stop to help in an accident can be fined up to $3,000, jailed for up to 12 months, or bothPower-assisted bikes will not be allowed on footpaths because they pose a greater danger to pedestriansThe new law will allow bikes and personal mobility devices on footpaths but they must travel below 15km/h, an average person’s running speedJo Teo: We should not ban bicycles and PMDs on footpaths because of their benefits, but we must also reduce friction between different users

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22 January 2017
Korean minister apologises for blacklisting artists, denies involvement
Iraq's Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi attends signing ceremony of agreement between Iraq and Japan on electricity, and reconstruction loans.
Xi Jinping to become first Chinese president to attend Davos
Manhunt launched after sexual assault on Hong Kong boy
Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visit to Switzerland, attend World Economic Forum
China, Tanzania pledge to consolidate friendship, promote cooperation, Chinese FM Wang Yi said during African tour
Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang abused power, prosecution says
Sabah rattled by 7.3 quake in nearby Philippines
A Chinese firm signs $205 mln deal to build key road in Afghanistan
Man drives into road divider in Hougang, uprooting tree
25 dead, 1 million affected by floods in southern Thailand
Shenzhen Port in Shenzhen, one of China's most energetic cities, ranked 3rd largest container port in the world for 4th time
8 foreign workers and a lorry driver taken to hospital after accident on SLE