21 May '11, 12am

"I loved that bit about how “the death penalty is openly and vigorously debated in Singapore,” because on 30...

"I loved that bit about how “the death penalty is openly and vigorously debated in Singapore,” because on 30...

There was a widely-reported incident in September 2003 when, in an interview with the BBC, then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong was questioned about the number of people executed so far that year. According to a report of the incident in Amnesty International’s publication (referred to below), he stated that he believed it was “in the region of about 70 to 80”. When asked why he did not know the precise number, Goh said, “I’ve got more important things to worry about.” While the media made much of that second response, it really was fair enough; one can hardly expect a prime minister to carry in his head such statistics. However, his initial guess that Singapore executed 70 to 80 persons a year was received with great dismay — it represented a huge number for such a small population, giving Amnesty International ample cause to characterise this place as the one with the world...

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FDA expands Pfizer drug approval for rare cancer

sg.news.yahoo.com 20 May '11, 11pm

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it expanded approval of a Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of pancreatic canc...

EUR/USD Performance Chart as at 10:30 p.m. Singapore time, 18/05/11

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greatdeals.com.sg 19 May '11, 2am

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COMMENTARY: Singapore ushers in a new dawn: Sin...

sg.news.yahoo.com 21 May '11, 8am

Singapore (The Star/ANN) - After two weeks of high-emotion politics, Singaporean David Chow posted this heart-felt advice ...

#Porn-viewing in public again: Guy watches it openly in fast food joint full of children

#Porn-viewing in public again: Guy watches it o...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 18 May '11, 4am

was disgusted to see a man watching pornography at a McDonald's outlet in Admiralty yesterday (May 17). The fastfood joint...

Man jailed for 19-year-old murder

Man jailed for 19-year-old murder

straitstimes.com 13 May '11, 9am

For 19 years, the brutal killing of a 32-year-old housewife, stabbed 26 times in her Bukit Batok flat, remained unsolved. ...

HSBC plans hiring spree in Singapore, China

todayonline.com 17 May '11, 9pm

HONG KONG - HSBC Holdings plans to hire at least 2,000 people in mainland China and in Singapore over the next five years,...