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· January, 2012

Stories about Singapore from January, 2012

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Singapore: Corruption Scandal in Least Corrupt Nation

  27 January 2012

The heads of the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Central Narcotics Bureau are being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau sparking plenty of conversation about corruption in a country that has been consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt in the world.

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Singapore: Minister's Comments Spark Internet Meme

  8 January 2012

Find out why this phrase ‘When I made the decision…' became an internet meme in Singapore involving a comment made by a senior state minister. It follows the recent decision of the government to slash the salary of politicians who are among the highest paid in the world

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Singapore: Ministers to Take a Pay Cut

  4 January 2012

Singapore politicians are among the highest paid leaders in the world but they will receive salary cuts this year after a government committee has recommended hefty cuts to the pay of the city-state's leaders. Netizens react using the #ministerpaycut hashtag

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Southeast Asia in 2011: A Year of Protest

  3 January 2012

#bersih, #bersih2, #bersihstories, #occupydataran, #campoutph, #walk4freedom, #sawangsawa. These are the protest hashtags of the year in Southeast Asia. Global Voices reviews several protest movements in the region in the past year that echoed the radical politics of Arab Spring and Occupy.

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