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  1. 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

    ... years in the political arena. Prior to that, he had been in the military, where he attained the rank of brigadier general. But life hasn't been easy for Lee. His first wife died ... business, economic and social policies, Lee ensured Singapore could capitalise on the rise of China and India, and the more general shift of economic power from the West to emerging markets," ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

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

    ... engineering, the sciences and sales. More than 16,000 positions are available, about half of them for professionals, managers and executives. In a blog post on Thursday, the manpower ministry said ... for jobs, housing, schools, medical care and space in public transport. Discontent spilled into general elections in 2011 when the ruling People's Action Party won its lowest vote count after ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... the government says it hasn't actively enforced since the mid-1990s. That prompted the Attorney General's Chamber to warn that comment on the case could be in contempt if calculated to affect ... indecency" between males. Offenders face mandatory jail terms of as long as two years. The judiciary shouldn't override parliament, the attorney general's office told the High Court ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... such as accounting, banking, engineering, science and sales. More than 16,000 positions are currently available, about half of them for professionals, managers and executives. The ruling People's Action ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

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

    ... in jail or both. Sports betting is deeply entrenched in wealthy Singapore, with top European league matches the most favoured among punters. The Singapore Totalisator Board, which manages ...

  6. 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

    ... further, in the highly charged atmosphere of the new Singapore." Even though it won the 2011 general election, the PAP suffered its worst performance since independence in what many observers ...

  7. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... a lot of Singaporeans invest in Johor Bahru," said Francis Yeoh, managing director of one of Malaysia's biggest builders, YTL Corp. "It's quite a good time to invest ...


    Demand for sexual services refund among quirky Singapore consular requests

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 02:59pm

    ... entitlement mentality of some Singaporeans.” The MFA has 49 overseas missions and 30 honorary consuls-general. Singapore followed Britain’s lead in divulging some of the odder requests filed to its ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

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

    ... was tough, he says. His father was a taxi driver and his mother worked at a restaurant. Most people first noticed him in 2011 when he ran in the general election under the National Solidarity Party ... of these companies and help them rely less on foreign labour. Lee said on Wednesday that the government could not relax its recent restrictions on foreign workers. "We have to manage the inflow, we have ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... tightened migrant inflows since suffering its worst showing in a 2011 general election where the large foreign presence was a big issue. In the statement, the Singapore activists said the government ...




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