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Stories about Singapore

23 May 2015

What Should Singapore's Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Be?

Singapore has remained aloof during the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, saying that the island cannot accept refugees. But should the city-state do more?

8 May 2015

Singapore Shuts Down News Website on World Press Freedom Day

Global Voices Advocacy

"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."

21 April 2015

Singaporean Teenager Arrested for Making Videos Deemed ‘Offensive’

Global Voices Advocacy

"Apart from the problems of using handcuffs on minors, is this really a proportional response to a YouTube video?"

29 March 2015

Community Tributes for Lee Kuan Yew Draw a Million People in Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew is Singapore's founding Prime Minister who ruled the country for more than three decades.

8 March 2015

Singapore Blogger Who Criticized Court Case of Anti-Gay Sex Law Fined for ‘Scandalizing the Judiciary’

Global Voices Advocacy

"The prosecution of Alex Au for speaking out is just one more example of Singapore’s willingness to misuse law to gag its critics."

26 February 2015

How Did Palm Oil Become Such a Problem—and What Can We Do About It?

Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.

17 February 2015

No More Selling or Drinking Alcohol in Public After 10:30PM in Singapore

The government said the measure is necessary after receiving numerous complaints related to drunken behavior. But many described the new regulation as excessive and even discriminatory against foreign workers.

6 January 2015

A Death Sentence for Trafficking 15 Grams of Heroin? Singapore Groups Say No More.

Groups say the death penalty isn't an effective deterrent, pointing out how capital punishment makes even small offenses a matter of life and death, motivating criminals to be more violent.

28 December 2014

Air Asia Plane Carrying 162 People from Indonesia to Singapore Reported Missing

Indonesian authorities are focusing on the Bangka Belitung islands off the east coast of South Sumatra to find the missing plane.

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

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