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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore City-state issues advisory to domestic maid agencies following complaints and media reports that workers were being marketed as commodities Singapore has ... discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDW are being marketed as merchandise.” Singapore Ministry of Manpower advisory The ministry warned it has the power to suspend or revoke ...

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

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Book prize judges quit in gay censorship row A censorship row in Singapore escalated yesterday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library's plans to destroy three children's books deemed to be pro-homosexual. The three judges of the non-fiction category of the biennial Singapore Literature Prize condemned a National Library ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555421/singapore-book-prize-judges-quit-gay-censorship-row
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Lawyers say colonial law violates constitutional rights to equal protection Singapore's gay sex ban challenged Singapore's highest court yesterday began hearing ... rights to equal protection guaranteed by Singapore's constitution. A two-day hearing before a three-judge panel began yesterday. Singapore lawmakers in 2007 agreed to keep the law, known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554280/76-year-old-ban-gay-sex-challenged-singapores-top-court
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Locals-first job scheme launched Singapore yesterday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals. The "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs. From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  5. 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 ... [of children’s books] and exercise our best judgment SINGAPORE LIBRARIES STATEMENT It is believed that a conservative parent had written a complaint to authorities and wanted the book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552084/backlash-after-singapore-libraries-see-red-over-gay-penguin-books
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Thousands rally for gay rights despite opposition One of the largest crowds ever recorded in Singapore for a civil society gathering turned out yesterday ... in the colour, while dogs sported pink clothing and leashes for the event. Its name is a play on Singapore's nickname- "The Little Red Dot" on the world map. Watch: Thousands join gay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542493/gays-rally-singapore-despite-opposition-religious-conservatives
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore arrested 15 people in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever Singapore police on Monday said they have arrested 15 people ... are believed to have received illegal bets amounting to about Sg$800,000 (HK$4.96 million) in the past two weeks,” the Singapore Police Force said in a statement posted on its website on Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538858/singapore-cracks-down-world-cup-illegal-betting
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by Satish Cheney

    ... Zouk club Singapore's iconic nightclub, Zouk, is more than just a club for 35-year-old Jona Neo. She met her future husband at the venue. "It was 1998 and Zouk was having its ... and the graves of many important pioneers of Singapore. We are losing many of the places that hold special memories for Singaporeans Shabnam Melwani, director at Jay Gee Melwani Group Singaporeans have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538428/online-campaign-launched-save-famous-singapore-nightclub-zouk
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore opens glittering new National Stadium

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 04:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Brand new state-of-the-art 55,000-seat arena opens in riverside Kallang district with two-day international rugby 10s tournament Singapore on Saturday ... planning to enter the successful Southern Hemisphere Super Series with the new Singapore arena as its home base. Singapore Rugby Union chief Low Teo Ping said the opening of the stadium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537633/singapore-opens-glittering-new-national-stadium
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    ‘Filipino infestation in Singapore’ blog sparks embassy call for probe

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Singapore Internet post urged Singaporeans to be rude to Filipino workers in latest sign of racial tension Philippines asks for racist blog probe The Philippines has asked Singapore authorities to take action against a blogger who suggested Singaporeans should shove Filipinos on the street and be rude to Filipino workers. The blog, titled "Filipino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536176/philippines-asks-singapore-probe-racist-blog

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