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Stories about Singapore

18 October 2016

Myanmar’s Laws and Societal Attitudes Make Girls Vulnerable to Abuse

An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.

4 October 2016

The Singaporean Prime Minister's ‘Simple’ Bus Breaks With India's VIP Culture

"We should learn from him and do away with this VIP culture in India."

18 September 2016

Singapore Debates Whether Paralympic and Olympic Gold Medalists Should Receive the Same Rewards

"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."

13 August 2016

Aside From the Singaporean Swimmer Who Beat Michael Phelps, Meet the Other Southeast Asian Olympic Gold Medalists

Singapore and Vietnam have bagged their first ever Olympic golds in Rio, Thailand has topped the podium twice and the Philippines has ended a two-decade medal drought.

5 August 2016

Justice as Usual, or Attack on Free Speech? Debunking Singapore’s Contempt-of-Court Bill

Global Voices Advocacy

"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."

7 July 2016

Why Did Facebook Remove a Post Criticizing Singapore Police?

Global Voices Advocacy

After police searched political activist and civil rights lawyer Teo Soh Lung's home and computer without a warrant, she posted about it on Facebook. Then her post was taken down.

17 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.

This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.

16 June 2016

Following Complaints, Singapore Removes Same-Sex Kiss Scene in Les Misérables Production

"It is nothing more than a triumph of ignorance and hysteria over common sense and sober reflection."

14 June 2016

Singapore Plans to Pull the Plug on Internet Access for Public Servants

Global Voices Advocacy

"Computer security is important in the modern workplace, but it should not be an excuse to revert to dumb or blind practice."

2 June 2016

Singapore Police Seize Computers, Demand Passwords From Advocates Over Facebook Posts

Global Voices Advocacy

"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."

1 June 2016

Cambodia's Government Mistakes Singapore for Libya in Video Warning Against ‘Excessive Civil Rights’

"The goal of this video is clearly to intimidate ordinary people from the full and peaceful exercise of their human rights."

17 May 2016

Singaporeans Are Urged to Eat Less Rice, As Fears Grow About Links to Diabetes

Does eating rice pose a greater risk of diabetes that consuming sugar? Singaporeans are duking it out over this very question.

23 March 2016

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

18 March 2016

Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century

Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.

6 March 2016

Singapore’s Immortal ‘Void-Deck’ Football Tradition? Nope.

"It is a bad solution to a non-problem and a waste of taxpayers’ money. You are essentially using our funds to deprive us of a space we can use."

15 February 2016

Teenager's Death After Police Questioning Leads to Review of Crime Investigation Procedure in Singapore

"We find it absurd that while public spaces are heavily surveilled with security cameras, interrogation rooms are not fitted with any cameras to allow for transparency of the interrogation process."

16 December 2015

Singapore Couple on Trial for Allegedly Starving Filipina Maid for 15 Months

"...migrant domestic workers in Singapore live and work under state regulations that place them squarely in the position of indentured slaves..."

13 December 2015

How Activists in Southeast Asia Celebrated Human Rights Day

The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.

2 December 2015

After Naysayers Call Him ‘Lewd’, Singaporeans Voice Their Support for American Singer Adam Lambert

"Singaporeans can enjoy a good show without their consciences being affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment."

26 November 2015

Singaporeans Can Now Legally Own and Read ‘Fanny Hill’, but Playboy Is Still Banned

The government lifted the ban for 240 publications but 17 titles remain prohibited for being obscene or contrary to public interest.

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