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Feb 24, 2010
via Global News Journal

‘Stop me before I bet again in Singapore’

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A performer holds over-sized deck cards in front of the Resorts World Sentosa casino Feb. 14 (REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez)

At least 264 people in Singapore have asked to be put on a list that would prevent them from entering the city state’s newly opened casino. Except for nine housewives and 19 unemployed people, the rest had jobs and probably families that they did not want to hurt with a gambling problem. Family members who think a relative might have a gambling problem can also apply to have them banned.

Nov 15, 2009

Obama meets Myanmar PM, calls for Suu Kyi’s release

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama called for the release of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he met the country’s prime minister at a meeting with other Southeast Asian leaders in Singapore on Sunday.

Obama shook hands with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein at the meeting in Singapore’s Shangri-la hotel with the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the first ever with a U.S. president.

Nov 14, 2009

Obama seeks rebalancing, Asia warns of protectionism

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama called on Saturday for a new strategy to rebalance global growth, but leaders around the Pacific rim, gathering for a weekend summit, took aim at signs of U.S. trade protectionism.

Obama, who arrived in Singapore late on Saturday for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, reiterated his call to redress the economic imbalances blamed by many for the global financial crisis.

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May 26, 2009
via FaithWorld

Recession-hit Asians pray for jobs, luck, recovery

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As companies shed jobs and governments inject funds to stimulate economies, recession-hit believers in once-booming Southeast Asia are flocking to temples, churches and mosques to seek solace in religion — and pray for a quick economic recovery.

Meditation centres have also seen an upswing in attendance and people seek peace and calm amid the economic downturn.

    • About Bill

      "I am the Reuters Enterprise Editor for Asia, which means I oversee investigative, narrative, and other types of "long-form" journalism projects. I've been a correspondent, bureau chief and editor for Reuters in Asia for the past 24 years. I am the author of "Reporting Indonesia", a book published in 2008 about modern Indonesian history."
      Joined Reuters:
      1986
      Languages:
      Bahasa Indonesa, Melayu, Hindi
      Awards:
      Award of excellence, new book on media in asia, Asia publishers convention 2009
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