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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says to teach acceptance, we should celebrate books about non-traditional families, not censor them as Singapore did Pages of life Sexuality is not a choice; science ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557150/singapores-censorship-childrens-book-defies-reality-alternative-lifestyles
  8. News - Asia - FLIGHT MH17

    Singapore Airlines apologises for ‘insensitive’ MH17 social media post

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 05:29pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore Airlines (SIA) has apologised for posting an “insensitive” comment on social media about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash ... on Facebook and Twitter. It read: “Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.” The comment sparked anger among users of social media. Customers may wish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556724/singapore-airlines-apologises-insensitive-mh17-social-media-post
  9. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Singapore rally set to stall

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Singapore rally set to stall Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index has risen steadily after bouncing from the psychologically-important 3,000 points level in the opening weeks of this year. But it has done so on steadily declining trading volume. This divergence is not a bullish signal. Meanwhile, major resistance, dating back to 2007, sits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1556906/chart-day-singapore-rally-set-stall
  10. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore halts destruction of gay-themed children's books

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore halts pulping of gay-themed books Singapore yesterday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following ... adding that the board "will continue to ensure that books in the children's section are age-appropriate". Singapore has separately banned a volume of the long-running US comics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556516/singapore-halts-destruction-gay-themed-childrens-books

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