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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

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... figures in Singapore's small but vocal arts and literary community. The state-funded NLB last week confirmed that three titles would be destroyed following complaints by a parent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555421/singapore-book-prize-judges-quit-gay-censorship-row
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    China and Japan must put second world war behind them, says Singaporean PM

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:19am

    ... said, adding that he was sure the United States would be urging Japan to “act cautiously and circumspectly and try to develop its relationship with its near neighbourhood.” The legacy of the war ... strong allies of the United States in the region that are also, along with an increasingly assertive China, involved in diplomatic efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540183/china-and-japan-must-put-second-world-war-behind-them-says-singaporean-pm
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore opens glittering new National Stadium

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 04:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Brand new state-of-the-art 55,000-seat arena opens in riverside Kallang district with two-day international rugby 10s tournament Singapore on Saturday opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art National Stadium for the first time as the arena hosted a two-day international rugby 10s tournament. Organisers said the inaugural World Club 10s, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537633/singapore-opens-glittering-new-national-stadium
  7. 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
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... 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 ... Force had completed its investigation into the shipping firm’s involvement, clearing the way for state prosecutors to lodge the charges. Chinpo was charged with transferring $72,000 to a company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529270/singapore-firm-charged-over-weapons-smuggling-north-korea
  9. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

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

    ... prime example is known as Sijori, an acronym derived from Singapore, the neighbouring Malaysian state of Johor, and Indonesia's Riau Islands. For an island-state at its limits, access ... a special economic zone in southern Johor established in 2006 that's three times the size of the city. Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings, the state-owned investment companies of Malaysia ...

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

    Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by Satish Cheney

    ... who allegedly accused the prime minister of misappropriating state pension funds. While supporters say the defamation suit is crucial to ensure Singapore does not embrace a culture of slander ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528124/writer-catherine-lims-open-letter-singaporean-pm-fuels-social-media-debate

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