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  1. Singapore failing to provide important information on death sentences

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter from Singapore Consul General Ker Sin Tze ('Author not prosecuted in Singapore for writing about death penalty', May 15). It was in reply to comments on Liz ... capital punishment, but Singapore has not provided this. But anti-death penalty campaigners are not the only ones unable to access these statistics. The Law Society of Singapore's former ...

  2. Singapore exploits labourers from China, report says

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill The 200,000 migrants from China working in Singapore suffer abuse, discrimination and violations of their rights but few can obtain legal redress because they are under the control of their employers, according to a report by the China Labour Bulletin. The 60-page report, 'Hired on Sufferance', called on Singapore and Beijing to sign the three major ...

  3. Singapore much less cautious in battling youth narcotics abuse

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Joshua But Where Hong Kong schools are cautious towards voluntary drug testing, their counterparts in Singapore have taken a stringent approach to combating young ... and officers will be deployed to schools to conduct the drug tests.' He said schools in Singapore were not worried that their reputations would be jeopardised if they called police. A Hong Kong ...

  4. E-ready Hong Kong beats Japan and Singapore in global survey

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Hong Kong has jumped to fourth place in a global survey on e-readiness- systems in place for running business electronically- outperforming neighbours like Singapore (6th) ... in 2007 rankings. Billy Yeung Tak-wa, managing director of Y5Zone, which has 280 WiFi 'hot spots' around the city, said he was surprised Singapore, South Korea and Japan were not ranked ...

  5. Better than Singapore

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must take issue with the suggestion of K. K. Chan ('Maids salaries: how we compare', July 21) that the cost of employing foreign domestic workers in Singapore is much lower than in Hong Kong. Singapore uses a so-called free market system for employment of foreign domestic workers, which does little to protect them from exploitation. K. K. Chan is correct to say ...

  6. Singapore change called 'mirage'

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Social change is taking place in Singapore through economic necessity, not a loosening of government controls, observers said yesterday. One long-time critic ... of regulations but because of pressure from US gum manufacturers. The secretary-general of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, Chee Soon Juan, said the moves aimed to give the impression ...

  7. Virgins and vets put their bums on seats in Singapore

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... The third M1 Fringe Festival has risen to the challenge of attracting audiences, writes Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop Theatre audiences in Singapore have been growing in recent years, but small troupes with more esoteric works can still find it difficult to fill seats. The third annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is taking a more targeted approach to get audiences to sample challenging ...

  8. Changes to Singapore's pension fund may dampen home buying

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... A 'hazy' outlook is expected for the Singapore residential market in the next three to six months, after changes in the state-run pension scheme, according to property ... 'Prices will probably be listless as the market comes to terms with the Central Provident Fund (CPF) changes,' the consultant said. Last month the Singapore government announced that CPF ...

  9. Follow Singapore's lead

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... on tax rebates and reductions. However, we should not play down the economic challenge that Hong Kong still faces. Singapore usually announces its annual budget a few weeks ahead of Hong Kong. Given that the two cities are close, if friendly, rivals, it is worth looking at how Singapore has fared. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is also the finance minister, made 'creating ...

  10. Singapore swing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... as thousands of gays and lesbians converge on Singapore for Nation 04, on the eve of the city state's sombre Independence Day celebrations. The Singapore government, not known for its tolerance towards homosexuality, will again profit from what is, arguably, the biggest dance party of its kind in Asia. In its fourth year, Nation has become a big-ticket item for Singapore tourism, ...




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