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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Defiant Singaporeans watch banned political documentary in Malaysia

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johor Bahru Defiant Singaporeans cross border to see documentary on political exiles To Malaysia … to watch banned film Hundreds of defiant Singaporeans protesting censorship gathered in Malaysia to see a documentary banned by regulators in their home country as a threat to national security. The film, To Singapore, With Love, examines the case of political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597005/defiant-singaporeans-watch-banned-political-documentary-malaysia
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Rethink urged as Singapore bans documentary about political exiles

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Censors' decision on documentary about people who fled the nation from the 1960s to the 1980s draws calls from artists and activists for U-turn Political exiles film banned in city-state Leading Singaporean artists and activists urged the government yesterday to allow the exhibition of a documentary about the city-state's political exiles to go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590375/rethink-urged-singapore-bans-documentary-about-political-exiles
  3. 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 ... of them are growth driven," said Professor James Chin, a political analyst at Monash University in Malaysia. While Singapore is still widely viewed as tightly controlled, it has loosened up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575046/singapore-mid-life-crisis-lee-hsien-loong-marks-10-years-power
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore blogger offers Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong HK$30,000 compensation for defamatory post

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... corrupt countries, but international human rights groups have regularly accused its leaders of using financially ruinous libel actions to silence critics and political opponents. Singaporean ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Blogger agrees to pay reparations for internet post seen as accusing city state's leader of corruption A Singaporean blogger accused by Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519919/singapore-blogger-offers-pm-compensation-defamatory-post
  5. 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

    ... of poetry and short stories as well as political commentaries. Her books have been used in government schools for literature studies. The award-winning Singaporean writer was made a Knight ... one of the reasons he gave (if I remember correctly) was that he wanted to punish them for implying government corruption, and thus eroding the trust of the people, which he said was necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528124/writer-catherine-lims-open-letter-singaporean-pm-fuels-social-media-debate
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court overturns professor's conviction in sex-for-grades scandal

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... sentence last year after he was found guilty by a district court of six charges of corruption over his relationship with his then-student Darinne Ko in 2010. The district court ruled that he had ... corruption charges." The university, which last year terminated Tey's employment following his conviction, said yesterday he could "petition for reinstatement". "[Tey] would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437575/singapore-court-overturns-professors-conviction-sex-grades-scandal
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Former head of Singapore's drugs police cleared of corruption

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse One of the most senior public officials tried in city state for corruption had been accused of demanding sex from a woman seeking contracts Ex-drugs chief cleared of graft A former head of Singapore's drugs police was cleared of corruption yesterday after a court rejected charges that he demanded oral sex from a contractor to help her win government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1150383/former-head-singapores-drugs-police-cleared-corruption
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Ex-Singapore official guilty in the case of non-existent 8,000 pineapple tarts

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... anti-corruption agency after an official was charged in July in a separate case of misappropriation and the former civil defence chief was jailed in a sex-for-contracts case. The country pledged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429864/ex-singapore-official-guilty-case-non-existent-8000-pineapple-tarts
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... think it will be welcomed. Raising sin taxes is one of the few ways you can raise revenue to increase social spending without incurring too much of a political cost," Tan said. "This ... for the elderly is the right thing to do. But the older generation are also seen as an important vote bank for the People's Action Party," Tan said. "If the government does reap a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433481/singapore-use-sin-taxes-pay-health-care-elderly
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM says will not tolerate corruption

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 02:53pm by Associated Press in Singapore

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Singapore’s leader has vowed to punish corrupt officials, no matter how senior, following several high-profile cases including three sex-for-favour scandals ... embarrassing it may be,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a speech late on Tuesday. Lee’s comments reflect a concern in the government that its reputation as one of the least corrupt nations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1040599/singapore-pm-says-will-not-tolerate-corruption

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