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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 ...

  2. 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

    ... but at least we're headed in the right direction." Lee had had to "emote" more than his predecessors, Tan said. "It's a challenge to get the balance of hard and soft power 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay pride raring to break out in Singapore

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... from "sensitive positions" in the civil service and imposed strict censorship on gay-related content in movies and TV shows. While gay rights have grown around the world, the United ... settle one way or the other, and it's really best for us just to leave them be, and just agree to disagree". Gay rights activists say this is unacceptable to a growing number of people ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Migrant workers' rights and poor living conditions are under the spotlight in Singapore following riot in Little India that shocked the city state ... The young man's story is nothing new to migrant rights activists in Singapore who say they have heard far worse tales. Workers' rights have been in the spotlight since the December 8 riot ...




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