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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew says Xi Jinping is in Mandela's class

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Singapore Elder statesman's new book praises president's 'great breadth' and the way he endured many trials to work his way up Communist Party ladder Lee ... found a successor and handed over to another generation ... I cannot live forever as a young, vigorous 40- or 50-year-old." Agence France-Presse, Reuters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1294831/lee-kuan-yew-says-xi-jinping-mandelas-class
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

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

    ... about foreign domestic helpers being made to demonstrate household and care-giving chores at employment agency premises in shopping malls. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network in June ... 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 ...

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

    'De-bark' our dogs? Animal-lovers have a bone to pick with Singapore

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... @salihinsuran. The board did not provide an immediate response to a query regarding the issue. The notice has been removed, the Agency for Animal Welfare, a non-profit organisation, said on Thursday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581860/de-bark-our-dogs-animal-lovers-have-bone-pick-singapore
  4. 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

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power at a time when Singaporeans are becoming more demanding, and less tolerant of authoritarian rule Crown rests heavy on king of Lion City At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last we ...

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

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bus drivers angry at steep rises in tolls charged to cross the Malaysia-Singapore border stage strike during Friday rush hour causing long queues Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

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

    ... Agence France-Presse Revision of employment rules means locals will have first chance at any positions advertised New system aims to stop foreigners 'stealing work' Employment rules favouring Singaporeans came into force yesterday as part of measures aimed at addressing complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them. Singapore-based companies needing professional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 challenges to a 76-year-old ban on gay sex. Lawyers for Kenneth Chee and G ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554280/76-year-old-ban-gay-sex-challenged-singapores-top-court
  10. 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 against family values. One of them, And Tango Makes Three, is based o ...

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

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