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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... policies. At an anti-immigration rally last month, protesters claimed foreigners were stealing jobs from Singaporeans. In December, mostly Indian guest workers rioted in the worst unrest in decades ...

  7. 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

    ... Action Party (PAP) as well as the rising number of protests and the increased online criticism, among other examples. The Malaysian-born author said the government had put in a lot of effort ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

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

    ... sweltered in the humidity in Singapore last Saturday to listen to him speak at a protest he organised. The message was loud and clear: there's no more room for foreigners here. Activist Gilbert ... "He dares to speak the truth," said one middle-aged woman who had decided to spend the May Day public holiday attending the peaceful protest with her husband. "Most of us won't ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Security guard sacked for posting vulgar comment on Singapore PM's Facebook page

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:17am by Satish Cheney

    ... the government for being too lax with immigration policies to not doing enough to help the middle class. At a recent anti-immigration protest held in Singapore, organisers had planned to deface a poster ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Celebration by Filipinos sparks wave of anti-immigrant abuse in Singapore

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... at a designated protest park. Another is scheduled for May 1. Tan said the government was concerned that such sentiment could affect the city's reputation for being one of the world's most open ...




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