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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - China

    Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese ... after hours of negotiations with rescuers, an AFP photographer said. The crane protest came 10 days after a work stoppage by Chinese bus drivers erupted at a transport firm – Singapore’s first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1099050/chinese-workers-stage-new-protest-singapore
  7. Business - Banking & Finance - PRIVATE BANKING

    Bank of Singapore eyes years of asset and jobs growth

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by George Chen

    ... of Singapore eyes years of asset and jobs growth Bank of Singapore, the private banking arm of OCBC Bank targeting fast-growing Asian billionaires, expects to see all assets under its management hitting US$80 billion by 2017 from the current level where it now stands at over US$50 billion. How to make that happen? It means a lot of new job opportunities. Bank of Singapore was launched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1548283/bank-singapore-eyes-years-asset-and-jobs-growth
  8. News - World - CORRUPTION

    Retired US Navy officer pleads guilty to arranging bribes for Singapore supplier

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 12:35am by WASHPOST

    ... a Singapore-based contractor that supplied and serviced US Navy ships at ports across Asia until the bribery investigation became public in September. Aruffo, 45, is the fourth person to plead guilty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546762/retired-us-navy-officer-pleads-guilty-arranging-bribes-singapore-supplier
  9. Business - Money

    Singapore sees money laundering cases hit a record high

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:08am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Singapore dirty-cash cases hit a record high Singapore prosecuted a record number of money laundering cases and seized more than S$115 million (HK$715 million) of suspected criminal proceeds in 2013 as more overseas offenders seek out bank accounts in the city. "Singapore's openness as an international transport hub and financial centre exposes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/article/1545106/singapore-sees-money-laundering-cases-hit-record-high
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why Singapore is a poor role model for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Philip Bowring

    ... migrants Singapore's a poor role model So much- often nonsense- is written about how Hong Kong should follow Singapore in assorted ways- economic, political, social and so on. It is time to set the record straight. First, the good things about Singapore. The most prominent and least controversial are its efforts to be in the van of environmental improvement, whether reducing air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1541760/singapore-poor-role-model-hong-kong

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