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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore 'Sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly Singapore announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions of dollars in health care subsidies for its growing ranks of elderly citizens. Alcohol taxes will rise 25 per cent, while duties on tobacco will jump 10 per cent. Betting duties from the state-linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433481/singapore-use-sin-taxes-pay-health-care-elderly
  2. 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

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Authorities in Singapore are facing an online backlash after public libraries withdrew and decided to pulp three children's book titles because they were against family values. One of them, And Tango Makes Three, is based on a true story of two male penguins taking care of a baby chick at Central Park Zoo in New York. We sieve through the contents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552084/backlash-after-singapore-libraries-see-red-over-gay-penguin-books
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:19am

    ... of the reasons Japan’s difficulties are not just with China, but with also Korea is because of reopening of issues that go back to the second world war and before, which have never been properly put ... was also a matter for Korea and China, Lee said. “[Japan] can’t do it themselves. It takes two hands to clap, so you need the Chinese and Koreans as well,” he said. “Unless you can put the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540183/china-and-japan-must-put-second-world-war-behind-them-says-singaporean-pm
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and bank transaction records were seized during the raid, police said. The crackdown is the second against illegal football betting the police have publicly announced in the past month. On May 19, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538858/singapore-cracks-down-world-cup-illegal-betting
  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

    ... their trust". Lim, who is in her early 70s, said there were clear signs of a trust issue. She cited the recent case of graffiti at a public housing block that was targeted at the ruling People's ... have termed a watershed election. Since then, the government has faced criticism from citizens complaining about overcrowded public transport, plans to bring in more foreign workers ...

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

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... increasingly as one entity." For Chin, who used to lease a room in a Singapore public-housing block and now has a four-bedroom house in Johor, the benefits are worth it. "I couldn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529337/cut-price-johor-homes-fuel-singapore-sprawl
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore grapples with rising inflation as wage dissatisfaction simmers

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 11:59am by Bloomberg

    ... the country’s largest health care group with more than 16,000 employees, is reviewing its business contingency plans in the aftermath of the drivers’ strike, said Goh Leong Huat, deputy group director ... “Wages in neighbouring countries are playing huge catch-up and in China in particular, wages have been outstripping GDP growth,” said Varathan. “People will start assessing whether the trade-offs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1098866/singapore-grapples-rising-inflation-wage-dissatisfaction-simmers
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Filipinos forced to cancel Independence Day celebrations in Singapore after campaign of abuse

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Day Council (PIDC), had withdrawn their application to hold the event at the Ngee Ann City shopping complex. "This follows police's advice that there are public order and safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519650/filipinos-forced-cancel-independence-day-celebrations-singapore-after
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ex-leaders write off political rival's huge debt from defamation case

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... that we're banking on right now is to come up with shadow policies on health care and housing as alternatives to that of the government. The PAP is floundering in these policies and in taking ... formally on Friday, a statement by the Insolvency and Public Trustee's Office said. Chee, the firebrand leader of the Singapore Democratic Party, was declared bankrupt in 2006 after he failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1087836/singapores-ex-leaders-write-political-rivals-huge-debt-defamation-case
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    As online lynch mob targets expats, Singapore concerned about reputation

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:12am by Satish Cheney

    ... for their daily woes – from a lack of good jobs to adding stress to existing infrastructure like public transport and housing. The online lynch mob parade was out in full force to roast and stoke ... to a local driver, who then uploaded the video online. Enthusiastic anti-foreigner rhetoric followed soon. In 2012, a mechanical-engineering student from China was stripped of his scholarship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506469/online-vigilantes-target-foreigners-singapore

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