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U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

Added: 27.03.2017 6:51 | 2 views | 0 comments


A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a political refugee, according to a 13-page opinion by the U.S. immigration judge. Yee is immediately eligible for release after having been held in U.S. immigration detention since Dec. 16, 2016, according to his attorney, Sandra Grossman, who is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Added: 27.03.2017 2:01 | 2 views | 0 comments


CHICAGO (AP) — A blogger from Singapore who was jailed for his online posts blasting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge ruled.

Imagining libraries of the future

Added: 27.03.2017 0:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future - public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world.

Tags: Singapore
From: www.channelnewsasia.com

U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

Added: 26.03.2017 23:41 | 1 views | 0 comments


A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a political refugee, according to a 13-page opinion by the U.S. immigration judge. Yee is immediately eligible for release after having been held in U.S. immigration detention since Dec. 16, 2016, according to his attorney, Sandra Grossman, who is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

President Tony Tan hails close ties with France

Added: 26.03.2017 12:40 | 2 views | 0 comments

President Tony Tan Keng Yam was speaking during the state banquet at the Istana hosted in honour of French President Francois Hollande who is on a two-day state visit to Singapore. 

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

New Singtel service allows Indonesians to remit money to those without bank accounts

Added: 26.03.2017 5:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

Indonesians working in Singapore will now be able to remit money to family members who currently do not have bank accounts, with the launch of a new service by Singtel.

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From: www.channelnewsasia.com

Commentary: Smart Nation 2.0? Three ideas to keep Singapore smart

Added: 26.03.2017 3:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

Novel ideas are needed more than ever to keep Singapore smart, and to ensure digital transformation works for workers, students and companies, argues Singapore University of Technology and Design's Poon King Wang.

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

Swimming: Quah finishes second in NCAA 200-yard fly final

Added: 26.03.2017 0:10 | 2 views | 0 comments

Singaporean Quah Zheng Wen took the second spot at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 200-yard butterfly final on Sunday (Mar 26).

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From: www.channelnewsasia.com

War on feral cats: Singaporean artist tackles Christmas Island’s ecological dilemma

Added: 26.03.2017 0:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

Christmas Island is known for its red land crab migration, but a new show by artist Robert Zhao Renhui pulls back its idyllic curtains to reveal the island's complex animal-human relationships, from killing feral cats to the deaths of animal species.

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?

Added: 25.03.2017 21:07 | 10 views | 0 comments


When Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in 2015, 16-year-old Amos Yee made an obscenity-filled YouTube video denouncing the late leader as a “tyrant.” That and other postings earned him a four-week jail sentence for “wounding religious feelings and obscenity.” Not long after, he earned another six-week sentence for derogatory comments on Islam and Christianity. On Friday, US Immigration Judge Samuel B. Cole granted asylum to Mr. Yee, now 18, who flew to Chicago in December. “His prosecution, detention, and general maltreatment at the hands of the Singapore authorities constitute persecution,” Judge Cole ruled.

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