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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... think it will be welcomed. Raising sin taxes is one of the few ways you can raise revenue to increase social spending without incurring too much of a political cost," Tan said. "This ... productivity and reduce their heavy reliance on foreign labour. The large presence of foreign workers and professionals in the city-state has been a hot-button issue in past elections, ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Anton Casey loses his job after Facebook 'poor people' comment

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by AFP

    ... received death threats after he referred to public transport users as "poor people" in a social network post. Casey's employer, Crossinvest Asia, said: "Those comments go ... five-year-old son, sitting inside a metro train with a caption above the photo saying: "Daddy, where is your car & who are all these poor people?" Many took to social media yesterday ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong calls for restraint after riot

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 09:49pm by AP

    ... their calls for better treatment of the workers. “The inequality that has taken root in Singapore has dire consequences and they are beginning to show,” said Roy Ngerng, a blogger on social issues ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by SATISH CHENEY

    ... that workers' frustrations can't be ruled out as a contributing factor to the riot. "We should be open to the possibility that there were underlying grievances and social tensions which ... will be deported without trial. It urged the government "to stop the deportation and either submit these accused to trial or issue them with warnings as has been done with 200 others". "The ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Lee Hsien Loong orders inquiry after Singapore's first riot in four decades

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:21am by AFP

    ... into the reasons for the riot and how it was handled, and review how the government manages areas where foreign workers congregate, he said. The city-state prides itself on social order and racial harmony, ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... care,” he said. “Match-fixing is just not a national issue that particularly registers with the average Singaporean. It barely registers at all.” International police agency Interpol said ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore charges 24 Indian workers for rioting

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 02:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... India riot, which triggered a wave of foreigner-bashing in social media. On the Facebook page of Yahoo! Singapore, reader Tan Beng Ming wrote: “Jail them, cane them and send them packing! ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Two Singaporeans arrested for hacking president’s website

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... dialect of Hokkien. He told the newspaper that his accomplice was a 17-year-old student he knew through social networking site Facebook. The arrests on Thursday come after another Singaporean, ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore: minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... plan of an international dating service promoting adultery has ignited a social media protest and a sharp rebuke on Friday from the city-state’s social affairs minister. Local media earlier ... or website that harms marriage,” Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Minister for Social and Family Development, said in a Facebook post on Friday. “Promoting infidelity undermines trust and commitment ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore bans adultery website Ashley Madison before its launch

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:28am by AFP

    ... "Block Ashley Madison" since it was launched on October 23. Singapore has long been perceived as a prudish society but that image is evolving amid changing social attitudes. ...




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