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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

    ... 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

    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 ...


    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... media and independent websites. The PAP, in power since 1959, suffered its worst showing yet in a 2011 general election following widespread discontent over immigration, the cost of living ...

  8. 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 ... for, real xenophobia". Both Siew and Tan said Singaporeans in general accepted foreigners and that discerning outsiders knew that anti-foreigner sentiment, while more vocal in recent ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... is a mid-term budget, with the government still holding back its firepower as it looks ahead to the polls in a year or two." General elections are due in mid-2016. "The health care package ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by Satish Cheney

    ... the police presence and cameras on the streets has generally been well received by the majority of citizens. Donald Low, economist and associate dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, says ... quarantined. Their employer abandoned them because there was no work for them." Another Singaporean activist, Vincent Wijeysingha, who took part in the 2011 general elections under the opposition ...




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