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  1. 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 ... that Singapore is deeply conservative and thus gay people don't have a place here and shouldn't have equal rights. Where's the evidence for that? Surely it's not this annual Pink Dot ...

  2. 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

    ... [of children’s books] and exercise our best judgment SINGAPORE LIBRARIES STATEMENT It is believed that a conservative parent had written a complaint to authorities and wanted the book ... and Muslim conservatives. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison before its launch

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Government bans adultery website Singapore's government yesterday banned the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison ahead of its expected launch in the conservative city-state, saying it goes against "family values and public morality". The international site- which facilitates "married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Chinese men charged in Singapore teen prostitute case

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

    ... as a conservative, even prudish, society but it has a thriving sex industry dating back to its beginnings as a key trading port of the British empire. ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore: minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... investors build businesses here, companies that promote such anti-family values are not welcome,” wrote Facebook user Joelle Kong on the page. Singapore has long been perceived as a conservative ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay rights rally turns prudish Singapore pink

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a giant pink dot after dusk by holding LED lights. Law student Akesh Abhilash, 25, said younger Singaporeans are more inclined to denounce calls from conservative segments of society to retain ... and demand its repeal. Government officials maintain that the law must stay in the books because most Singaporeans are still conservative and do not accept homosexuality. In April, Singapore's ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s first gay politician quits to focus on rights

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

    ... in conservative, tightly-controlled Singapore, although the law is rarely enforced. ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay pride raring to break out in Singapore

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

    ... Associated Press Opposition official puts his career on the line by coming out of the closet, defying a conservative establishment that wants to maintain status quo Gay pride raring to break out The conservative city state of Singapore convicted men for homosexual behaviour as recently as seven years ago, and the British colonial-era law it used is still on the books. ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore smog from fires in Indonesia hits a record level for third day running

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Purwo Nugroho. Firefighters tackling blazes in Bengkalis district, the worst hit area, were "overwhelmed" and unable to cope, said Ahmad Saerozi, head of the conservation agency ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Let young single Singaporeans buy state-built homes, says billionaire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... "There will be two sources of resistance- the conservative groups who would see this as a challenge to the traditional family unit and those worried about the costs," said Bridget Welsh, ...



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