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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore air pollution soars due to Indonesian forest fires

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:58pm by AFP

    ... indoors, and prompting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to apologise to both neighbours. Last month Singapore passed a bill that gives the government powers to fine companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593039/singapore-air-pollution-soars-due-indonesian-forest-fires
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Rethink urged as Singapore bans documentary about political exiles

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... film banned in city-state Leading Singaporean artists and activists urged the government yesterday to allow the exhibition of a documentary about the city-state's political exiles to go ... Party of Malaya, which had sought to overthrow governments in Singapore and Malaysia in the 1950s and 1960s. The film, made from interviews with the exiles, was classified as "not allowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590375/rethink-urged-singapore-bans-documentary-about-political-exiles
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore set to ban sports betting via overseas websites

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... private networks would erode the effectiveness of the move. A "remote gambling" bill filed in parliament on Monday will give the government broad powers to block access to the websites ... for locally-based online gambling operators which follow strict rules and operate on a non-profit basis. Government-linked betting firms involved in sports betting and horse racing channel proceeds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588926/singapore-set-ban-sports-betting-overseas-websites
  4. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore July home sales steady as curbs damp demand

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... May. The government began introducing housing market curbs in 2009 with some of the strictest measures implemented last year, including a cap on debt at 60 per cent of a borrower's income, ... streak in five years, the URA said last month. "There were barely any suburban projects launched as developers seem to be waiting to test demand," said Nicholas Mak, an executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577028/singapore-july-home-sales-steady-curbs-damp-demand
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... of governing in the right proportions," added Tan, who is also a former lawmaker. "Singaporeans would like to see firm, principled leadership- certainly a hark back to his father's ... of unhappiness for Singaporeans. "The 'whole-of-government' approach was sorely lacking for a government that prides itself in over-the-horizon policy planning and implementation," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575046/singapore-mid-life-crisis-lee-hsien-loong-marks-10-years-power
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... of qualified local applicants AMCHAM HEAD JAMES ANDRADE The government-run website will match employment opportunities with profiles of Singaporeans seeking employment or a change of job. Citizens ... engineering, the sciences and sales. More than 16,000 positions are available, about half of them for professionals, managers and executives. In a blog post on Thursday, the manpower ministry said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... and Singaporeans. Over 310,000 commuters travel between Singapore and Malaysia daily through the two land crossings, according to the Malaysian government. Singaporeans frequent Johor Bharu on weekends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... such as accounting, banking, engineering, science and sales. More than 16,000 positions are currently available, about half of them for professionals, managers and executives. The ruling People's Action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  9. 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 ... While society was evolving and social mores were changing, "the government has taken the position that this is a situation where it is best to agree to disagree". Police asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554280/76-year-old-ban-gay-sex-challenged-singapores-top-court
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Row erupts in Singapore over pulling of children’s books with gay themes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:08pm by Satish Cheney

    ... The government-run National Library Board (NLB) defended its decision on its Facebook page, saying it took "a pro-family" stance. "In selecting children's books, we sieve through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552084/backlash-after-singapore-libraries-see-red-over-gay-penguin-books

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