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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Rethink urged as Singapore bans documentary about political exiles

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

    ... ahead. They expressed "deep disappointment" at the Media Development Authority's decision to ban the public showing of local film director Tan Pin Pin's To Singapore, ... for all ratings", meaning it cannot be publicly screened or distributed in Singapore. A description on the film's website said the documentary explores how the exiles "lived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590375/rethink-urged-singapore-bans-documentary-about-political-exiles
  2. 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 ... Dogs in a Facebook post. The HDB notice was in response to "dog barking nuisance in the middle of the night" in a block of public housing apartments. It had suggested obedience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581860/de-bark-our-dogs-animal-lovers-have-bone-pick-singapore
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... for jobs, housing, schools, medical care and space in public transport. Discontent spilled into general elections in 2011 when the ruling People's Action Party won its lowest vote count after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore estate where they pee and smoke in the lifts

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... acts continued, the Tampines Town Council said it would publish clear pictures of offenders and submit them as evidence for prosecution under the Environmental Public Health Act. Singapore ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Shamed for peeing and smoking in the lifts Lifts in Singapore's blocks of public housing are still sometimes being used as toilets to the fury ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1209455/singapore-estate-where-they-pee-and-smoke-lifts
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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