A Slow Opening

Singapore became the latest Asian country to repeal a colonial-era law that banned sex between men, marking another victory for the LGBTQ+ community in the region, Reuters reported. In his annual national day rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singaporean society, especially young people...

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Door Fees

In the 2013 novel (and 2018 hit film) “Crazy Rich Asians,” the ingénue travels to Singapore and realizes that her boyfriend is so fabulously wealthy that their backgrounds might be too different for them to share a life together. Spoiler alert – things work out for...

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No Quarter

Singapore executed a Malaysian man convicted of smuggling drugs, despite a series of appeals by human rights advocates and global leaders to spare him because he suffered from a mental disability, the New York Times reported. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam was hung early Wednesday, a day after...

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No Quarter

A Malaysian man with learning disabilities lost a last-minute attempt to appeal his death sentence after Singapore’s top court rejected his request Tuesday, the Guardian reported. Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam was arrested in 2009 for attempting to smuggle about 1.5 ounces of heroin into Singapore. He said...

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