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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

    ... but only with permits. But despite doing well on the economic front, the 2011 general election saw Lee's People's Action Party (PAP) put up less than its usual stellar performance ... on king of Lion City At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last week, the loudest cheers weren't for the dazzling fireworks or for the fine military displays. They were reserved ...

  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 ... it would check firms that have "a disproportionately low concentration of Singaporeans" at the professional level, as well as those that were accused of "nationality-based or other ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

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

    ... the government deserved credit for accommodating Singaporeans who felt overwhelmed by foreigners. The ruling People's Action Party has recently restricted the inflow of foreign talent. "I have ... 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of the public mood two years after the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled the city-state for more than 50 years, suffered its worst general election result. Public discontent has been ... their own Member of Parliament, before Singapore focuses back on national issues. "We have a busy national agenda this year," he said in a statement. "The White Paper on Population ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's old order ready for fall, says candidate Tan Jee Say

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Opposition candidate says ruling People's Action Party may lose the 2016 elections in a backlash against influx of foreign workers Opposition ... visit to Hong Kong. Very much a product of the ruling People's Action Party's (PAP), which has been Singapore's ruling party since 1959, Tan appears an unlikely opposition ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Amy Cheong, senior executive, sacked after racist comments

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the ruling People's Action Party was forced to quit after describing local Muslim children photographed in a school bus as terrorists in training. The NTUC works closely with the government ... Agence France-Presse Senior executive sacked following racist remarks Singapore's state-linked labour movement yesterday sacked a senior executive after she posted expletive-laden ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling party loses key by-election

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Workers' Party defeated the People's Action Party (PAP), which has been in power for more than 50 years, following a campaign dominated by issues including the rising cost of living ... turned a quiet residential suburb into the focus of a nation. Two smaller opposition parties had also fielded candidates, raising hopes among PAP supporters that the opposition vote would ...

  8. 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

    ... Singapore to independence from Malaysia in 1965, and subsequently transforming Singapore's fortunes. His People's Action Party won eight back-to-back electoral victories until he stepped ... minister's efforts in building friendship between their two nations. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Lee had "earned the greatest respect in international political and business ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Shane Todd’s family seeks US Congress, Thai expert’s help

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... if the campaign will include pressing for a US congressional investigation, she said “yes”. The family says that before he died, Shane Todd feared he was being made to compromise US national security ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gay pride raring to break out in Singapore

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Baey Yam Keng, a lawmaker from the ruling People's Action Party, said although he was unsure how most Singaporeans felt about homosexuality, "the time will come for parliament to open ... Nations says about 75 countries continue to criminalise homosexual behaviour; in a few of them, it is punishable by death. Singapore's High Court in April rejected a bid by a gay couple ...




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