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Singapore Repeals Archaic Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men
November 30, 2022

Singapore Repeals Archaic Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men

By Sebastian Strangio
The historic abrogation of Section 377A was accompanied by a constitutional amendment that effectively slams the door on same-sex marriage.

Richard Branson Declines Singapore’s Invitation to Debate Death Penalty
November 01, 2022

Richard Branson Declines Singapore’s Invitation to Debate Death Penalty

By Sebastian Strangio
The 72-year-old, a longtime anti-death penalty campaigner, instead called for "a constructive, lasting dialogue involving multiple stakeholders."
Singapore Mulls Tighter Restrictions on Crypto Trading
October 27, 2022

Singapore Mulls Tighter Restrictions on Crypto Trading

By Sebastian Strangio
The Monetary Authority of Singapore says that trading cryptocurrencies is “highly risky and not suitable for the general public.”

Singapore’s Lee and Australia’s Albanese Meet, Sign Green Economy Agreement
October 18, 2022

Singapore’s Lee and Australia’s Albanese Meet, Sign Green Economy Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
Lee Hsien Loong's state visit was a reminder that Singapore has long been, and is likely to remain, Canberra's most "like-minded" partner in Southeast Asia.

Kazakhstan and Singapore Look to Boost Economic Links
September 03, 2022

Kazakhstan and Singapore Look to Boost Economic Links

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
Investment opportunities in the trade and commerce sectors, particularly related to transportation and the Middle Corridor, may prompt closer bilateral ties.

Singapore Loosens Mandatory Mask Rules, COVID-19 Travel Requirements
August 29, 2022

Singapore Loosens Mandatory Mask Rules, COVID-19 Travel Requirements

By Sebastian Strangio
After nearly three years, the city-state has taken a significant step toward living with the disease.

Should ASEAN Take a Stronger Position on the Ukraine War?
August 27, 2022

Should ASEAN Take a Stronger Position on the Ukraine War?

By Frederick Kliem and Ian Seow Cheng Wei
ASEAN and its individual member states have mostly avoided taking a strong stance on the conflict. Is that a sign of weakness, or a smart diplomatic move?
For Singapore’s LGBTQ+ Activists, Repealing Section 377A Is Only the First Step
August 25, 2022

For Singapore’s LGBTQ+ Activists, Repealing Section 377A Is Only the First Step

By Robin Vochelet
As the government prepares to repeal the discriminatory colonial-era law, LGBTQ+ activists reflect on what comes next.

Singapore to Repeal Colonial-Era Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men
August 22, 2022

Singapore to Repeal Colonial-Era Law Criminalizing Sex Between Men

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that repealing Section 377A of the Penal Code was the “right thing to do,” but ruled out legalizing same-sex marriage.

How ‘Third Way’ Countries Live With COVID-19
August 16, 2022

How ‘Third Way’ Countries Live With COVID-19

By Wayne Soon
Australia, Japan, South Korea, and others have found middle ground between a full return to pre-pandemic normalcy and attempts to cling to “zero COVID.”

Ignacio Bartesaghi on Mercosur’s Approach to the Asia-Pacific
August 15, 2022

Ignacio Bartesaghi on Mercosur’s Approach to the Asia-Pacific

By Juan Manuel Harán
From a new free trade deal with Singapore to Uruguay’s agenda with China, Bartesaghi discusses the economic implications of recent moves.
Who Gets to Speak for Migrant Workers in Singapore?
July 13, 2022

Who Gets to Speak for Migrant Workers in Singapore?

By Robin Vochelet
Last month, the city-state canceled the work permit of a Bangladeshi laborer who had become an outspoken advocate of Singapore's migrant worker population.

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