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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore defends use of South Asian workers in mock riot

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rights groups criticise the 'reinforcing of stereotypes' against South Asian workers Singapore defends use of migrants in mock riot Singapore officials under ... place in a migrant workers' dormitory on October 26, less than a year after South Asian workers staged the worst riot in the city-state since the 1960s. Rights groups criticised ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong calls for restraint after riot

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

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Liberal commentators call for better treatment of migrant workers as city-state sees first rioting in 40 years Singapore’s prime minister urged citizens not to react negatively toward migrant workers on Monday following the first rioting in 40 years in the wealthy state, which prides itself on being an island of calm in an often chaotic region. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

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

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Migrant workers' rights and poor living conditions are under the spotlight in Singapore following riot in Little India that shocked the city state ... is gone MIGRANT WORKER MOHAMED JUWEL But that dream quickly turned into a nightmare. After falling off a ladder at a construction site and suffering a herniated spinal disc, he says he is unable ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    ‘Filipino infestation in Singapore’ blog sparks embassy call for probe

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:14pm by AP

    ... intolerance towards migrant workers in the city-state. The blog was written anonymously and was widely shared on social media, prompting the Philippine embassy in Singapore to appeal to the government ... the growing number of migrant workers, who have largely built Singapore's skyline and transport infrastructure. About a quarter of the country's 5.4 million people are transient workers ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Chinese workers in Singapore crane protest

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by criminalising migrant workers for a work stoppage and threatening them with prison terms, fines and deportation," said Phil Robertson, HRW deputy Asia director. "As a country that depends on migrant workers, Singapore should recognise it's playing with fire by permitting private and state-owned companies to discriminate based on the nationality of the workers," he added. ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... be an indication of wider discontent among poorly paid migrant workers. Devadas Krishnadas, the founder and managing director of Future-Moves, a Singapore-based risk consultancy, said it was "an isolated incident where a variety of factors combined to blow matters out of hand". Jolovan Wham, an activist on migrant workers' welfare, said that "in the absence of sufficient ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore bans drinking in Little India riot zone

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

    ... and killed by a private bus in the district, where migrant workers from South Asia usually congregate on Sunday by the tens of thousands to shop, dine and drink. Activists have urged authorities 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... the other signatories were organisations advocating women’s and migrant workers’ welfare, and gay rights. The statement came a day after a Philippine independence day celebration scheduled for June 8 in downtown Singapore was cancelled following a virulent campaign by online commentators. Migrant workers from South Asia have also been attacked and ridiculed online following a riot last December ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore charges 24 Indian workers for rioting

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... as Little India. They were among an estimated 400 South Asian migrant workers involved in the rampage that left 39 police and civil defence staff injured and 25 vehicles – including 16 police cars ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore The 24 Indian workers face jail terms of up to seven years plus caning for taking part in the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years Singapore ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Thousands questioned in widening crackdown after Singapore riot

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Activists have urged authorities to investigate whether the violence on Sunday was an indication of wider discontent among low-wage migrant workers. Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean, who looks ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Three more Indian nationals charged in court as police question nearly 4,000 foreign workers Singapore police have questioned nearly 4,000 foreign workers ...




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