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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee urges more babies for Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday urged young couples to get off to a “galloping start” in the Year of the Horse by having more babies to boost flagging birth rates. In his Lunar New Year message, Lee said the wealthy city-state needed “enough children to form the next generation” amid concerns over the influx of immigrants. ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Lee Hsien Loong orders inquiry after Singapore's first riot in four decades

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:21am by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has ordered an inquiry into Singapore's first riot in four decades as tensions rise over the state's reliance on foreign workers. The hour-long fracas ... in the riot on Sunday, and that 27 South Asian workers had been arrested on charges punishable by up to seven years in prison as well as caning. Lee said the rampage left 39 police and civil defence ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong calls for restraint after riot

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 09:49pm by AP

    ... in 1990, according to government statistics. In a posting on his Facebook page, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reminded Singaporeans that “the vast majority of foreign workers here obey our laws. ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Leaders pay tribute to Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Queen Elizabeth, Putin and Merkel lead tributes to Singapore's founding prime minister World heads hail Lee Kuan Yew on his 90th birthday Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew received a standing ovation from members of parliament, cabinet ministers and visitors in the public gallery yesterday as he arrived at parliament ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew says Xi Jinping is in Mandela's class

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Singapore Elder statesman's new book praises president's 'great breadth' and the way he endured many trials to work his way up Communist Party ladder Lee says Xi is in Mandela's mould Lee Kuan Yew has praised President Xi Jinping as a man of "great breadth", comparing him to Nelson Mandela. The high praise from Lee ...

  6. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Home at 4-year low in Singapore

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

    ... in June," said Lay Keng Lee, the head of Singapore research at DTZ. "We don't see a rollback of the measures yet as it is too early for that, so sales may decline to between 12,000 ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore’s Lee says not to blame for low birth rate

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has denied his policies were to blame for the city’s low birth rate and said financial handouts for young couples would not solve the problem. In excerpts from a new book to be launched later on Tuesday, Lee insisted that the reluctance of couples to have more children was the result of changed lifestyles ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

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

    ... admits there are errant employers and disputes, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says there is no evidence the riot was due to pent-up tensions from unhappy workers. Speaking on the sidelines of the Asean-Japan Commemorative Summit, Lee said: "The riot happened spontaneously and it was localised. There was some sign that alcohol was involved and was a factor. The people who were involved ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore banks told to boost security after StanChart data theft

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 06:13pm by AFP

    ... district website of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a statement it has “reminded all FIs (financial institutions) to heighten their vigilance ... 4 in Malaysia. The 35-year-old was extradited to Singapore and charged on November 12 with hacking the Ang Mo Kio district website, whose MPs include Lee, and posting the image of a Guy Fawkes mask used ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore bans drinking in Little India riot zone

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 08:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... to investigate whether the violence on Sunday was an indication of wider discontent among low-wage migrant workers. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has ordered the formation of a special committee ...




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