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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state accused of helping smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea. The foreign affairs and home ... in South Africa knowing that the funds could be used to contribute to the “nuclear-related, ballistic missile-related, or other weapons of mass destruction-related programmes or activities” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529270/singapore-firm-charged-over-weapons-smuggling-north-korea
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    China and Japan must put second world war behind them, says Singaporean PM

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:19am

    ... “Comfort women” is the euphemism for women forced to serve in military brothels serving Japanese soldiers before and during the second world war. Many came from China and Korea. On Monday, South ... own apology by saying that Japan and South Korea had worked together on the sensitive wording. South Korea says Japan has not sufficiently atoned for the women’s suffering and any attempt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540183/china-and-japan-must-put-second-world-war-behind-them-says-singaporean-pm
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Revision of employment rules means locals will have first chance at any positions advertised New system aims to stop foreigners 'stealing work' Employment rules favouring Singaporeans came into force yesterday as part of measures aimed at addressing complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them. Singapore-based companies needing professional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... 1 announcement by Singapore that it will raise a permit fee for foreign vehicles from S$20 (HK$124) a day to S$35. The increases have generated widespread consternation among both Malaysians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia as foreigners take the blame for social ills

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Campaigners warn of rising racism and fear of outsiders following a string of incidents targeting some of the city state’s foreign population of 1.55 million Guest ... of racist, aggressive and militarised rhetoric” against foreigners on social networks, said a press release issued by 12 independent groups including Maruah, Singapore’s main human rights group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520339/singapore-activists-warn-surging-xenophobia-foreigners-take-blame-social
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... they are physically put on display in shopping malls. “Advertisements which emphasise cheap fees, promotional rates, and/or discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDWs [foreign domestic workers] ... about foreign domestic helpers being made to demonstrate household and care-giving chores at employment agency premises in shopping malls. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network in June ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555579/singapore-warns-maid-agencies-against-undignified-adverts
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals. The "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs. From August 1, companies needing professional workers must advertise on the site for at least 14 days before they can seek an employment pass for a foreigner. The website offers vacancies in sectors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... as Section 377A, when they repealed related provisions that had made heterosexual oral and anal sex a crime. Gay-rights activists and church groups advocated last year against and for the ban, which ...

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

    Singapore to deport South Asian workers involved in riot

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... The riot on December 8 by hundreds of South Asian workers has forced the tightly controlled city-state to examine how it deals with the presence of nearly a million low-paid foreign workers, who ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore to deport 53 South Asian workers and pursue criminal charges against 28 others Singapore said on Tuesday it will deport 53 South Asian workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1384335/singapore-deport-south-asian-workers-involved-riot
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore deports South Asian workers involved in riot

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 09:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore deports 53 South Asian workers involved in city-state’s first riot in four decades Singapore on Friday said it had deported 53 South Asian ... and 25 vehicles damaged or burnt. It was triggered after an Indian construction worker was fatally hit by a bus in a district known as Little India, where tens of thousands of South Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1386995/singapore-deports-south-asian-workers-involved-riot

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