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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Pussy Riot 'pays tribute' to Moscow for award nomination in Singapore

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 11:04pm by Reuters

    ... the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, the Pussy Riot case plays prominently in criticism about civil liberties, human rights and the Putin administration's treatment of dissent. A third Pussy ...

  2. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Home at 4-year low in Singapore

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:41am by BLOOM

    ... Singapore's home sales last month plunged 82 per cent year on year to 259 units, the lowest since January 2009. Record home prices amid low interest rates had raised concerns of a housing bubble ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Web censorship threatens Singapore's financial status: Human Rights Watch

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Internet censorship will 'hurt financial status' Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Singapore was undercutting its status as a financial centre by expanding media ... casts a chill over its "robust and free-wheeling" online communities and will limit Singaporeans' access to independent media, said Cynthia Wong, a researcher at Human Rights ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore deports South Asian workers involved in riot

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

    ... they were at the scene of the riot but were “relatively passive”. The mass repatriation comes as international rights groups including Humans Rights Watch and Amnesty International accused ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by SATISH CHENEY

    ... and that it would be easier for them to be disciplined with their money, but the idea has drawn criticism from liberals and activists. "It's preposterous. It is so anti-humane, that the minister ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison before its launch

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:28am by AFP

    ... affairs"- had set up the www.ashleymadison.sg domain for Singapore residents to express their interest in its services before a presumed official launch later this month. But last night, the portal was no longer accessible. "It is against the public interest to allow Ashley Madison to promote its website in flagrant disregard of our family values and public morality," state regulator ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cabbie returns lost bag with HK$6.9m in cash

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Driver doesn't think twice about what to do after Thai couple leave bag on taxi back seat Cabbie returns HK$6.9m in lost cash A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned S$1.1 million (HK$6.96 million) ...

  8. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    August homes sales slow in Singapore

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... buyers tend to avoid the property market during this period. The Hungry Ghost month started on August 7 this year, earlier than in 2012 when it began on August 17. Buying interest in Singapore ... mortgage payments do not exceed 60 per cent of their combined incomes. The latest measures, introduced on June 28, were aimed at ensuring property would not be caught out by a rise in interest ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s first gay politician quits to focus on rights

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Bangkok, Thailand Singapore's Vincent Wijeysingha resigns as treasurer of opposition Democratic Party First gay politician to focus on rights Singapore's first openly gay politician has announced that he is quitting politics to focus on promoting gay rights and other human rights issues. Vincent Wijeysingha, who came out as gay last month, issued ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Yale opens controversial college in Singapore

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 06:06pm by AFP

    ... of Singapore”. It called on Yale-NUS to uphold civil liberties and political freedom on campus and in broader society. Campaign group Human Rights Watch accused Yale of “betraying the spirit ...




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