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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges to enter the city state. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority said in an advisory to local motorists early on Friday that heavy traffic was due to a protest “against [an] increase in Malaysian toll ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore protesters hit out at immigration and labour policies

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Protesters slam labour, immigration policies Hundreds of Singaporeans rallied yesterday to denounce the government's immigration and labour policies amid a fresh wave of anti-foreigner sentiment in the city state. Protesters, estimated to number around 400, wore black headbands with the words "Protect Singaporean Rights" in red ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Howls of protest at call to silence pet dogs A suggestion by the public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider "de-barking" their pets to avoid inconveniencing neighbours has angered animal- lovers and prompted ridicule on social media. The authority, the Housing and Development Board (HDB), recommended in a notice posted in a residential block ...

  5. 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

    ... under social-media-savvy Lee- but in its own unique way, as critics point out. For example, protest gatherings- which were outlawed previously- are allowed to take place at a designated park, ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... and censorship. About 400 people gathered at a library on Sunday to read the banned books to their children as a show of protest, and writers due to speak at an NLB event on Sunday also pulled out in protest. Sex between men is illegal in Singapore and punishable by up to two years in jail under a provision in the penal code dating back to British colonial rule. ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Row erupts in Singapore over pulling of children’s books with gay themes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:08pm by Satish Cheney

    ... people who posted an open letter online said they had so far received 4,600 signatures. The online protest has spawned a hashtag meme- #FreeMyLibrary. Janice Koh, a nominated lawmaker ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... rights rally in Singapore Rally spokesman Paerin Choa stressed it was not a protest but aimed to "promote inclusiveness and diversity and to make LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual ... values". The pastor has professed support for a separate peaceful protest led by Ustaz Noor Deros, a Singaporean Muslim teacher. Noor's "Wear White" campaign called on Muslims ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore protest biggest since independence

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih, AFP

    ... Toh Han Shih in Singapore In rare show of anger, crowd voices opposition to policy of increasing immigrant numbers '3,000 protest' in city state Thousands of Singaporeans braved drizzle to attend a rally yesterday to oppose the government's plan to increase the population by bringing in more foreigners- a rare example of protest in the tightly controlled city state. ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    China and Japan must put second world war behind them, says Singaporean PM

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:19am

    ... Korea and China protested against Tokyo’s review of a landmark 1993 apology to such women and said Japan should stop trying to whitewash history. Seoul accused Tokyo of trying to undermine its ...




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