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Singapore Court Sends Teen Blogger Back to Jail For Criticising Religion

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Sept 29 – A Singapore court sentenced 17-year-old blogger Amos Yee to six weeks in jail on Thursday for “wounding religious feelings”, his second prison term in a year, reigniting concerns about social controls and censorship in the conservative city-state. Yee pleaded guilty to six charges of deliberately posting comments on

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Singapore Jails Four Bangladeshi Men for Terrorism Financing

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, July 12 – A Singapore court jailed four Bangladeshi men for between two and five years for terrorism financing on Tuesday in a case that has put the city-state’s most marginalized migrant-worker community in the spotlight. Authorities said the men contributed from S$60 ($45) to S$1,360 ($1,000) to fund attacks in

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Singapore Calls for Resumption of EU-ASEAN Free Trade Talks

BERLIN, Dec 29 – Singapore’s trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have been removed, a German newspaper said. The EU and 10-nation ASEAN launched free trade talks in 2007, but abandoned them

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