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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Party has moved to curb the entry of foreign workers in the face of complaints from citizens they are competing for jobs, public housing, health care services and space in public transport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... the licences of violators. Employment agencies should “refrain from all forms of public advertising that casts FDWs in an undignified light,” the ministry said. Advertisements that liken domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555579/singapore-warns-maid-agencies-against-undignified-adverts
  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

    ... 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
  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

    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
  8. 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
  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

    ... at the top of a public housing apartment block. If found guilty, they could be facing a maximum of three years in jail or even the possibility of being caned. Such displays of rebellion are rare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513330/man-sacked-posting-vulgar-comment-singapore-pms-facebook-page
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

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

    ... "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 dare to say these things in public." In recent years, Goh has become more vocal in his criticism of immigration policies that he blames for allowing foreigners to steal jobs from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509268/xenophobe-or-brave-patriot-gilbert-goh-polarises-singapore-over

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