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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

    ... and have instead urged Singaporeans to practise restraint in debating LGBT rights. Additional reporting by Reuters ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney Singaporeans no longer trust their leaders, says writer Catherine Lim in open missive to Lee Hsien Loong that fuels social media debate Letter to P.M. stirs both fans and critics An open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, written by one of Asia's most iconic personalities in the field of literature, is spreading fast on social media, with many leaving ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Celebration by Filipinos sparks wave of anti-immigrant abuse in Singapore

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... is planning an event on June 8 at a shopping complex along busy Orchard Road. It became a hotly debated topic after anonymously-run local websites and Facebook pages heaped racial abuse on Filipinos ... caution. "Participating in these online debates will only inflame the situation and may result in untoward incidents, possible loss of employment and investigation by authorities," ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by Satish Cheney

    ... Singaporeans' sovereign rights. Prime Minister Lee recently waded into the debate, saying those who harassed the celebration organisers were a "disgrace to Singapore". Singaporean Bertha ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Yale opens controversial college in Singapore

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

    ... of the university as a centre of open debate and protest by giving away the rights of its students” at the new campus. “Instead of defending these rights, Yale buckled when faced with Singapore’s draconian ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay pride raring to break out in Singapore

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

    ... up another debate" on decriminalising it. "There is a lot of stigma still associated with homosexuality in Singapore," Baey said. "Even though more people showed up ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... will soon be debated in Parliament. Budget 2013 is around the corner. The 'Our Singapore Conversation' is translating the views of citizens into programmes to improve our lives." ...

  8. Business - Money - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's bid to start baby boom

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Shamin Adam Where multiplying doesn't add up Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is cranking up a national debate on babies this month, with proposals to Parliament that would attempt to stem the country's slumping birth rate. Penelope Sim isn't listening. "My mother-in-law hates me and she says I'm selfish, but I don't really care," says ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM says will not tolerate corruption

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 02:53pm by Associated Press in Singapore

    ... a debate in Singapore on whether it’s losing its reputation for honesty in public and private sectors. Transparency International ranks Singapore as the fifth least corrupt country after New ...



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