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  1. News - Hong Kong

    For mobile millionaires, Singapore beats Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 06:19pm by Singapore

    ... Bloomberg Singapore topped Hong Kong as the most desired place in Asia for so-called mobile millionaires to reside, with quality of life cited as the main attraction, a RBC Wealth Management survey showed. Almost a third of the millionaires in Asia who live, work or spend more than half their time outside their counties of origin prefer Singapore, while 24 per cent pick Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1103033/mobile-millionaires-singapore-beats-hong-kong
  2. News - China

    China at the centre of global illegal timber trade, NGO says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:48pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... Reuters in Singapore China’s insatiable appetite for timber is driving a growing illegal trade that is stripping forests in Africa and Asia and fuelling conflict, underscoring the urgency for Beijing to enact laws to crack down, an environmental group said on Thursday. China is the world’s top importer of illegal timber, with the trade worth about US$4 billion a year, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1093870/china-centre-global-illegal-timber-trade-ngo-says
  3. News - Asia

    Low turn-out at anti-immigration protest in Singapore

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Group fails to inspire after record rally in May An anti-immigration rally in Singapore drew just 500 people on Saturday, eight months after a similar ... citizens before hiring foreign professional workers.  Singapore citizens -- who currently make up 61 percent of the city state’s 5.4 million population -- accuse foreigners and permanent residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325290/low-turn-out-anti-immigration-protest-singapore
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore During a visit to Singapore Noble Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi urged Myanmese expatriates to return and help build the future in their homeland Thousands of Myanmar nationals living in Singapore gave Aung San Suu Kyi an emotional welcome on Sunday as the democracy icon urged them to consider coming home to help rebuild the impoverished ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1315929/suu-kyi-urges-myanmar-nationals-singapore-return-home
  5. News - Asia

    Indonesia arrests farmers for illegal fires while Singapore suffers from haze

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 06:02pm by Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore

    ... Reuters in Jakarta and Singapore Singapore and Malaysia face economic hit from prolonged smog Indonesian police on Monday arrested two farmers for illegally starting fires to clear land in Sumatra, the first detentions linked to blazes that have blanketed neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog for days. Police said the two farmers were not linked to any of the eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1267932/indonesia-arrests-farmers-illegal-fires-while-singapore-suffers-haze
  6. News - Asia

    Singapore Muslims given permission to skip Friday prayers in haze

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 05:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Singapore’s top Islamic authority on Friday allowed local Muslims to skip Friday prayers at mosques as smog levels hit a new record high due to forest fires in Indonesia, the world’s ... are obligatory among devout Muslim males. Muslims, mostly ethnic Malays, comprise more than 13 per cent of Singapore’s population, according to last year data. Singapore’s smog index breached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1265904/singapore-muslims-given-permission-skip-friday-prayers-haze
  7. News - Asia

    Family of US scientist Shane Todd call Singapore inquest a 'sham'

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore The family of an American scientist found hanged in Singapore last year dismissed on Tuesday the city-state’s findings that he committed suicide as “a ... electronics engineer Shane Todd, told AFP by email from the United States. The Singapore government, summing up its position after two weeks of public hearings in May, on Monday rejected the family’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1263572/family-us-scientist-shane-todd-call-singapore-inquest-sham
  8. News - Asia

    Singapore government says US scientist death was suicide

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Lawyers for the government say electronics engineer Shane Todd hanged himself Lawyers for the Singapore government told a coroner’s inquest on Monday ... in the proceedings and describing it as one-sided. They later said they may have the body exhumed in California for further tests. The Singapore government lawyers cited suicide notes left by Todd on his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1262770/singapore-government-says-us-scientist-death-was-suicide
  9. News - China

    US defence chief Hagel accuses China of cyber spying at Singapore forum

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... their leaders. The Pentagon chief, speaking at a Singapore security forum attended by senior Chinese military officials, pointedly blamed the Chinese government and armed forces for repeated intrusions ... security working group was a positive step in fostering dialogue. The Singapore conference took place ahead of the June 7-8 meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1251296/us-defence-chief-accuses-china-cyber-spying
  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    Huawei takes on Apple, Samsung with launch of 'world's thinnest smartphone'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday vowed to catch up with its more popular rivals Apple and Samsung after unveiling its newest phone for the first time in Asia. Huawei unveiled its Ascend P6 at the CommunicAsia telecom and broadcast event in Singapore just hours after its global launch in London, billing it as world’s thinnest smartphone. “I generally do not comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1264337/huawei-takes-apple-samsung-launch-worlds-thinnest-smartphone

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