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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore First, it was gay penguins upsetting religious conservatives. Now, it’s the most popular man in Riverdale, Archie Andrews, ruffling sociopolitical feathers in Singapore. Thousands of Singaporeans were outraged last week when government-run libraries banned three children’s books for supposedly having gay themes. One of the books, And Tango Makes Three, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555549/us-comic-book-icon-archie-trouble-singapore-censors-over-gay-theme
  10. 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

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