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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Security guard sacked for posting vulgar comment on Singapore PM's Facebook page

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:17am by Satish Cheney

    ... insulted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the premier’s official Facebook page and disparaged Lee’s late mother. Security guard Ridhuan Abdullah, 30, posted an expletive-laced comment on Lee’s ... Jnr told The Straits Times that the guard had “clearly breached our company’s code of conduct”. Facebook users in Singapore were quick to condemn his actions. The abusive comment has been ...

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    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Dogs in a Facebook post. The HDB notice was in response to "dog barking nuisance in the middle of the night" in a block of public housing apartments. It had suggested obedience ... on its Facebook page. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Rethink urged as Singapore bans documentary about political exiles

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

    ... in a posting on the film's Facebook page. The wealthy island nation has relaxed strict social controls, including media censorship, in recent years, but continues to impose stringent regulations ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Anton Casey loses his job after Facebook 'poor people' comment

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by AFP

    ... The Briton and his family, now in Perth, faced stinging abuse from internet users after Facebook posts insulting commuters went viral. One of the posts showed a picture of a boy, apparently his ...

  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

    ... challenges for the younger Lee, who marked a decade in power on Tuesday. "I am grateful for this opportunity to serve my country and fellow citizens," Lee wrote on his Facebook page. ... Lee's tenure as premier, as Singapore faces its mid-life crisis with inflection points politically, economically and socially." In a Facebook message to congratulate Lee on his milestone, ...


    Demand for sexual services refund among quirky Singapore consular requests

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 02:59pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Foreign minister reveals strange demands made to overseas missions in Facebook post Singapore’s foreign minister on Thursday urged his globetrotting countrymen ... minister, said in a Facebook post that the number of overseas trips made by Singaporeans had surged to 7 million last year, compared to 3.6 million a decade ago. Singaporean citizens number 3.31 ...

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    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 ...

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    Filipinos forced to cancel Independence Day celebrations in Singapore after campaign of abuse

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... centre. Online commentators, mostly on local websites and Facebook pages, have heaped racial abuse and attacked the choice of venue. Critics posting on ultra-nationalist blog The Real Singapore ... on Facebook. Last month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong condemned the "thuggish" campaign against PIDC, led by Goh and other online commentators. ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Globetrotting Singaporeans told not to abuse consular services

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Strange case of undiplomatic dilemmas Singapore's foreign minister yesterday urged his globetrotting countrymen to be more considerate of the city-state's consular services and revealed cases of abuse, including a man's demand for help getting a refund for sexual services. K. Shanmugam, who is also the law minister, said in a Facebook post ...

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    Singapore’s ruling party defends ‘robotic’ youth wing video after mockery online

    Posted May 15th 2014, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... humble in-house production would go viral like this,” it said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. It said the video represented the Young PAP’s “spirit of activism – to serve our nation and to care ... of brainwashed young adults. They even sound like robots. Amazing,” wrote local celebrity comedian Hirzi Zulkiflie on the Must Be Singapore Facebook page, which had shared the video. “Sad to see youth ...




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