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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s first gay politician quits to focus on rights

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... how I can be of service to the wider cause of our civil liberties, a project which I believe to be the dominant mission of this present period "I believe that, as a nation, we have a limited appreciation of civil liberties: they have not penetrated deeply into our civic discourse and public administration. "There is a great deal of work ahead if we are to achieve the full ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300426/singapores-first-openly-gay-politician-quits-politics-focus-civil-rights
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Bloomberg Lawyers say colonial law violates constitutional rights to equal protection Singapore's gay sex ban challenged Singapore's highest court yesterday began hearing ... rights to equal protection guaranteed by Singapore's constitution. A two-day hearing before a three-judge panel began yesterday. Singapore lawmakers in 2007 agreed to keep the law, known ...

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

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Thousands rally for gay rights despite opposition One of the largest crowds ever recorded in Singapore for a civil society gathering turned out yesterday at a gay rights rally, against a backdrop of noisy opposition from religious groups in the run-up to the event. An estimated 26,000 people, a record, descended on Hong Lim Park for the "Pink ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542493/gays-rally-singapore-despite-opposition-religious-conservatives
  5. 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

    ... in parliament and an advocate of lesbian and gay rights, questioned the need for pulping the books. "I'm concerned that some other parent can decide on my behalf what ... Gay sex is illegal in Singapore but the rule is hardly ever enforced. Singapore saw its largest ever gay rights rally on June 28, with 26,000 taking part despite opposition from Christian ...

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

    Pussy Riot 'pays tribute' to Moscow for award nomination in Singapore

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:04pm by Reuters

    ... the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, the Pussy Riot case plays prominently in criticism about civil liberties, human rights and the Putin administration's treatment of dissent. A third Pussy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1407943/pussy-riot-pays-tribute-moscow-award-nomination-singapore
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by Satish Cheney

    ... said Ong, who pointed out the vast changes that have taken place in Queenstown, Singapore's earliest housing estates. But the designer says that finding the right balance between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538428/online-campaign-launched-save-famous-singapore-nightclub-zouk
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... rights for the event to take place at such a prominent location. In a statement on its website this week, the Philippine embassy advised its nationals to be restrained in their response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536176/philippines-asks-singapore-probe-racist-blog
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Yale opens controversial college in Singapore

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 06:06pm by AFP

    ... Tan Chorh Chuan. In a resolution passed in April last year, the Yale faculty expressed “concern regarding the history of lack of respect for civil and political rights in the state of Singapore”. It called on Yale-NUS to uphold civil liberties and political freedom on campus and in broader society. Campaign group Human Rights Watch accused Yale of “betraying the spirit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1299796/yale-opens-controversial-college-singapore
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ... will also cease serving the dish. The casino is the latest among a string of Singapore-based companies to boycott shark fin consumption following years of lobbying by animal rights activists. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531104/sands-casino-singaporestops-selling-shark-fin

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