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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong wins defamation case against blogger

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore prime minister wins defamation case against internet blogger Singapore's High Court ruled yesterday that an activist defamed Prime Minister ... job for administrative reasons which he did not contest. In June, he successfully raised more than S$112,000 through crowdfunding in order to fight the case, with more than 4,000 people ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Defiant Singaporeans watch banned political documentary in Malaysia

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johor Bahru Defiant Singaporeans cross border to see documentary on political exiles To Malaysia … to watch banned film Hundreds of defiant Singaporeans protesting censorship gathered in Malaysia to see a documentary banned by regulators in their home country as a threat to national security. The film, To Singapore, With Love, examines the case of political ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Ex-Singapore official guilty in the case of non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg The case of the non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts Lim Cheng Hoe, Singapore's former chief of protocol at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, yesterday pleaded guilty to falsely ... public official. Lim oversaw ministerial and presidential trips and had worked at the ministry for 38 years. "This is not a case of momentary indiscretion," Kow said. "He should ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporeans riled over manipulation of wealthy widow by Chinese man

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Tussle over control of retiree's fortune likened to that in Hong Kong over Nina Wang's billions Case of the elderly widow and the Chinese tour ... said: "Kick this idiot man out of Singapore... shame on him taking advantage of an old lady." Some commented that the case was reminiscent of the tussle between the estate of the late ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore police identify six men in 'Anonymous' website hacking case

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:52pm by AFP

    ... Five local men are being held for allegedly hacking the websites of Singapore’s president and prime minister, police said on Tuesday, amid a rash of cyberattacks in the city-state. ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Chinese men charged in Singapore teen prostitute case

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 05:03pm by AFP

    ... punishable by up to seven years in jail, a fine, or both. The case comes on the back of several sex scandals in the city-state known in the past for its squeaky-clean image. Last year, 51 local ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... the government says it hasn't actively enforced since the mid-1990s. That prompted the Attorney General's Chamber to warn that comment on the case could be in contempt if calculated to affect the court's decision. "The majority of the population still favours the current legal framework," Law Minister K. Shanmugam said last month when asked about the case and its background. ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore official gets jail sentence in sex case

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:53pm

    ... Corruption convictions involving senior government officials are rare in this city-state that prides itself on facing very few graft cases compared to some of its Southeast Asian neighbours. Peter ... for the Civil Defense Force. The maximum penalty for corruption is a five-year sentence and a fine of US$79,500. Though rare, Singapore has seen a handful of high-profile graft cases over the past year, ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore law professor convicted in sex-for-grades case

    Posted May 28th 2013, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... A Singaporean law professor was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday after a judge ruled that he abused his position to obtain sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for good grades. ...

  10. 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 ...




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