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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Locals-first job scheme launched Singapore yesterday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  2. 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 ...

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

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Book prize judges quit in gay censorship row A censorship row in Singapore escalated yesterday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library's plans to destroy three children's books deemed to be pro-homosexual. The three judges of the non-fiction category of the biennial Singapore Literature Prize condemned a National Library ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555421/singapore-book-prize-judges-quit-gay-censorship-row
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542493/gays-rally-singapore-despite-opposition-religious-conservatives
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore opens glittering new National Stadium

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 04:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Brand new state-of-the-art 55,000-seat arena opens in riverside Kallang district with two-day international rugby 10s tournament Singapore on Saturday opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art National Stadium for the first time as the arena hosted a two-day international rugby 10s tournament. Organisers said the inaugural World Club 10s, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537633/singapore-opens-glittering-new-national-stadium
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever Singapore police on Monday said they have arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for football-linked crime. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538858/singapore-cracks-down-world-cup-illegal-betting
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Sands casino in Singapore stops selling shark fin

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Sands casino stops serving shark fin The US-owned Marina Bay Sands casino in Singapore has announced it will stop serving shark fin at its restaurants, the latest boycott of the contentious delicacy welcomed yesterday by animal rights activists. The casino, part of Las Vegas gaming magnate Sheldon Adelson's portfolio, said the removal of shark fin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531104/sands-casino-singaporestops-selling-shark-fin
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526143/globetrotting-singaporeans-told-not-abuse-consular-services
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore-registered ship intercepted in the Panama Canal last year had cargo of weapons from Cuba bound for Pyongyang Singapore said on Tuesday it had 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 ...

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

    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 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1525931/demand-sexual-services-refund-among-quirky-singapore-consular-requests

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