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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore City-state issues advisory to domestic maid agencies following complaints and media reports that workers were being marketed as commodities Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities. In an advisory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555579/singapore-warns-maid-agencies-against-undignified-adverts
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... with the crowd forming a giant pink dot after dusk by holding LED lights. Participants brushed off counter movements by Christian and Muslim conservatives opposing the city state's growing gay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542493/gays-rally-singapore-despite-opposition-religious-conservatives
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for football-linked crime. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects ... there are dozens of illegal football betting outfits in the city-state, which offer much higher returns compared to legal betting. In a tell-all book released in April, Singaporean arch match-fixer Wilson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538858/singapore-cracks-down-world-cup-illegal-betting
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    ‘Filipino infestation in Singapore’ blog sparks embassy call for probe

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:14pm by AP

    ... intolerance towards migrant workers in the city-state. The blog was written anonymously and was widely shared on social media, prompting the Philippine embassy in Singapore to appeal to the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536176/philippines-asks-singapore-probe-racist-blog
  5. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... "I'm saving on rent and I'm paying for my own house." Chin is part of the expansion of Southeast Asia's richest city across its borders as residents and companies seek property, ... in the region. "Without the regional perspective it would be a lot more difficult, if at all possible, for Singapore to maintain the role that it has as a global city," said Milica Topalovic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529337/cut-price-johor-homes-fuel-singapore-sprawl
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore-registered ship intercepted in the Panama Canal last year had cargo of weapons from Cuba bound for Pyongyang Singapore said on Tuesday it had filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state accused of helping smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea. The foreign affairs and home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529270/singapore-firm-charged-over-weapons-smuggling-north-korea
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Globetrotting Singaporeans told not to abuse consular services

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Strange case of undiplomatic dilemmas Singapore's foreign minister yesterday urged his globetrotting countrymen to be more considerate of the city-state's consular services and revealed cases of abuse, including a man's demand for help getting a refund for sexual services. K. Shanmugam, who is also the law minister, said in a Facebook post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526143/globetrotting-singaporeans-told-not-abuse-consular-services
  8. SINGAPORE

    Demand for sexual services refund among quirky Singapore consular requests

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 02:59pm

    ... to be more considerate of the city-state’s consular services and revealed cases of abuse, including a man’s demand for help getting a refund for sexual services. K. Shanmugam, who is also the law ... million, just over 60 per cent of the wealthy city-state’s 5.4 million population. “We handled over 3,000 consular cases last year. Many cases are genuine. But sometimes we do get odd requests,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1525931/demand-sexual-services-refund-among-quirky-singapore-consular-requests
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Filipinos forced to cancel Independence Day celebrations in Singapore after campaign of abuse

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the city-state had initially planned a commemoration event on June 8 at a mall along the busy Orchard Road shopping belt. But in a statement yesterday, police said organisers, the Pilipino Independence Day Council (PIDC), had withdrawn their application to hold the event at the Ngee Ann City shopping complex. "This follows police's advice that there are public order and safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519650/filipinos-forced-cancel-independence-day-celebrations-singapore-after
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore blogger offers Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong HK$30,000 compensation for defamatory post

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Blogger agrees to pay reparations for internet post seen as accusing city state's leader of corruption A Singaporean blogger accused by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of defamation on Tuesday offered compensation after initially refusing to do so, as the city state leader's lawyer accused him of lacking contrition. “Our client ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519919/singapore-blogger-offers-pm-compensation-defamatory-post

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