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· August, 2009

Stories about Singapore from August, 2009

Bangladesh: Justice Denied

The Online Citizen, a citizen media outlet of Singapore reports on a Bangladeshi labor, who was physically abused repeatedly by his Singaporean employer and denied 5 months salary. He held...

Singapore: Taxi driver-blogger is a PhD graduate

He is a Singaporean taxi driver, blogger, and PhD holder from Stanford University. Singapore netizens describe him as the “most educated taxi driver in the world.” His name is Dr....

Singapore: Regulating taxi fares

Tan Kin Lian believes taxi fares must be regulated and standardised in Singapore

Southeast Asia: Twitter reactions on Suu Kyi guilty verdict

Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. Suu Kyi’s conviction was...

Singapore politicians debate on Facebook

Two prominent Singapore politicians have been debating and exchanging strong views on various national issues. The two politicians are not debating on national TV but on Facebook.

Singapore: Reaction to Aung San Suu Kyi verdict

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement expressing disappointment that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar was found guilty and sentenced to three years hard labour. But the...

Singapore Minister's “incorrect” remarks on Myanmar

Singapore's Foreign Minister has been criticized for issuing “incorrect” statements about Myanmar. The Minister has answered his critics by posting a reply on Facebook.

Singapore: CCTV Cameras installed at Speaker's Corner

Activists are questioning the installation of CCTV cameras at Speaker's Corner, which is considered as Singapore's only freedom park.

Foreigners in Singapore

Oikono writes about the impact of the rising population of foreigners who work and settle in Singapore.

Celebrating National Days in Singapore and Switzerland

The Temasek Review has an article comparing the National Day celebrations in Singapore and Switzerland.

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