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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... of the popular vote but 91 per cent of the elected seats, the electoral system strikes many as being unfair," Tan said, referring to the PAP's scorecard in the 2011 general election. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575046/singapore-mid-life-crisis-lee-hsien-loong-marks-10-years-power
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... for jobs, housing, schools, medical care and space in public transport. Discontent spilled into general elections in 2011 when the ruling People's Action Party won its lowest vote count after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  3. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... labour and amenities, often at half the cost or less. The result is a three-nation urban complex with a population bigger than London and an economy that would rank as one of the fastest-growing ... perspective." Combine the dominant forces of the 21st-century economy- globalisation and urbanisation- and the result is a metropolis that crosses borders, cultures and currencies. Southeast Asia's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529337/cut-price-johor-homes-fuel-singapore-sprawl
  4. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore reits focus offshore for higher returns

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by Reuters

    ... of a US$1 billion trust in Singapore. But the drive by many reits to focus on overseas purchases means those that have made foreign ventures have seen their results surprise on the upside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1511302/singapore-reits-focus-offshore-higher-returns
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Celebration by Filipinos sparks wave of anti-immigrant abuse in Singapore

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... caution. "Participating in these online debates will only inflame the situation and may result in untoward incidents, possible loss of employment and investigation by authorities," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497218/celebration-filipinos-sparks-wave-anti-immigrant-abuse-singapore
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore government faces test in by-election

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... candidates could split the anti-PAP vote. Lines of voters started forming at polling stations in the Punggol East constituency, a quiet residential district, before polls opened at 8:00am (0000 GMT). They will close after 12 hours and results are expected to be declared before the night is over. More than 31,000 Singaporeans are eligible to vote in the by-election, the second since the May 2011 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136615/singapore-government-faces-test-election
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... for the elderly is the right thing to do. But the older generation are also seen as an important vote bank for the People's Action Party," Tan said. "If the government does reap a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433481/singapore-use-sin-taxes-pay-health-care-elderly
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PAP gets poll boost from split opposition

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... election result in May 2011. The PAP, which also lost a by-election last year, is hoping for a morale-boosting win this month after launching measures to address voter gripes over issues ... gives the government an edge by splitting the anti-government vote. “Yes, it’s advantage PAP now,” political scientist Reuben Wong of the National University of Singapore said after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1129390/singapore-pap-gets-poll-boost-split-opposition
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore workers Asia's unhappiest and most want to quit jobs: survey

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... cent in the next year. Singapore's government, its popular vote hit in elections by the public anger, has sought to rein in living costs and tighten the labour market for foreigners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411229/singapore-workers-asias-unhappiest-and-most-want-quit-jobs-survey
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of the public mood two years after the People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled the city-state for more than 50 years, suffered its worst general election result. Public discontent has been ... Several small parties have signalled they will contest the upcoming by-election, a situation that analysts said would divide the anti-government vote. Opposition parties have been emboldened since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1124173/singapores-ruling-peoples-action-party-faces-election-test

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