Singapore

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Teen Singapore Blogger Goes Free

A Singapore court has sentenced the 16-year-old blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang to four weeks in jail, backdated to June 2 – meaning he was freed  on the same day as the sentencing, ending an ordeal that began short...
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It Doesn’t Pay to Insult Lee Kuan Yew, Dead or Not

Shortly after the March 23 death of the towering leader Lee Kuan Yew, who had ruled Singapore with an iron hand directly or behind the scenes for much of the 56 years since he took power in 1959, a youth named ...
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Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

The creator of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, respected as one of Asia’s foremost statesmen abroad and feared as a ruthless authoritarian at home, died today at 91 of complications from pneumonia. He had b...
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Amnesty International Gives Singapore a Low Grade

With per capita gross domestic product the highest in Asia at US$62,400 by purchasing power parity, Singapore ranks as the world’s seventh-richest country.  It remains an anomaly, the most modern city in Southe...
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The Ultimate Nigerian Scam Letter

In April, the Lagos, Nigeria-based Seven Energy International Ltd, an indigenous integrated energy concern, announced it had secured US$255 million of new equity capital, some US$150 million of it coming from T...
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Islam: Up for Grabs

The world is wrestling with a variety of events, all classed under the name of Islam. A storm of social media criticism against the shocking kidnapping by the militant Boko Haram of more than 200 schoolgirls...
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Saintly (Sort of) Singapore Songstress Stirs Court Case

In a case that can only be described as bizarre, a Singapore judge has ruled that six leaders of a local megachurch must answer to charges of misappropriating S50 million (US$40 million) from the church to fund...
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Elderly Lee Kuan Yew Ailing?

Concern is rising over the health of Lee Kuan Yew, one of Asia’s most influential figures over the past half century, after the above picture of him appeared on Yahoo, greeting Hassanal Bolkiah, the sultan of B...
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Singapore’s Smart Army

Since its inception as a small city-state, Singapore has grappled with insecurity and strategic uncertainty. Traditionally, small states have experienced considerable limitations in balancing their security nee...
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Irate Singaporeans Want to Stomp STOMP

Maybe citizen journalism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Ask Singapore Press Holdings, publisher of the Straits Times, which in 2006 founded the Straits Times Online Mobile Print, or STOMP, to give ordinary c...