Stefanus Ian

Correspondent & Photographer

Stefanus is a freelance writer, journalist and photographer, who is also a stringer at Agence France-Presse. He has covered a variety of topics from sports, aviation to commodities.



Yahoo News Singapore

'No tournament safe' from fixing, says badminton star

A top Danish badminton player who was approached to fix matches told AFP that "no tournament is safe" from corruption and said he was sure some events were being rigged. World...

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Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

SINGAPORE: Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee house. More...


Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

People spend their time on smart phone while travelling on the MRT train in Singapore on 30 April 2014. (Photo: AFP / Roslan Rahman) Easily distracted? Can't be separated from...


Pussy Riot members vow no let-up in Russia human rights fight

'Pussy Riot members vow no let-up in Russia human rights fight' on Yahoo News UK. Two Pussy Riot members on Friday vowed no let-up in their campaign against human rights abuses...


Ferdinand worried by England's Carrick snub

Rio Ferdinand has warned England may have left themselves exposed in midfield at the World Cup by omitting Michael Carrick from their core squad for Brazil. The former England...


Badminton: Santoso shocks Lee to win Singapore Open

SINGAPORE - Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he thrashed badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore Open for the first time...


Serena slams 'sexist, racist' slur from Russian boss

SINGAPORE (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams lashed out at "sexist" and racist" comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister...


Indonesia's Batik Air to launch international service

SINGAPORE: An airline owned by Indonesia's Lion Group announced on Thursday it will launch international services with a flight from Jakarta to Singapore later this year. Batik...

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Football: Scholes backs Man Utd for Champions League final

SINGAPORE: Manchester United great Paul Scholes on Saturday backed the struggling English giants to beat Bayern Munich and go all the way to the Champions League final -- even...


OCBC offers US$4.95 bn for Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank

Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) said Tuesday it has offered to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank for $4.95 billion as it seeks to boost its presence in the giant...


Singapore talks on Internet's future hear plea for freedom

Control of the Internet should be handed from US supervision to a diverse group of stakeholders, and not to governments that could limit freedoms, a meeting on the web's future...


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A Singapore Telecom (SingTel) logo is seen on a building overlooking the skyline in Singapore on April 1, 2014. Singapore Telecom (SingTel) said on April 1 its net profit rose...

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Emirsyah Satar (R), President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia and Eugene Park (L), CEO of Gallant Venture, attend a signing ceremony during the Singapore Airshow on February 11,...

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A man walks towards the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) headquarters building in Singapore on April 1, 2014. Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) said on April...

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Roy Ngerng, a blogger, speaks at speakers corner during a rally to demand reforms in the country's pension system in Singapore on June 7, 2014. Some 2000 Singaporeans staged a...

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Retired Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar (standing) holds a training session for young players at the Singapore Cricket Club on June 3, 2014. Tendulkar told reporters...

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Filmmaking legend George Lucas (front L) of Disney's Lucasfilms poses with Stormtroopers (back) and Yoda (front R) characters from Lucas' Star Wars films at the opening of...