Singapore Drug Laws – APAIC

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Overview of the drug situation As a small island-state which has some of the world’s most stringent drug laws, Singapore is not a producer of narcotics or precursor chemicals. Drug use patterns have  fluctuated widely in Singapore over the past ten years. This is reflected in arrests, seizures and treatment data. Most illicit drugs are trafficked into Singapore from other countries in the region. Prior to 2004, heroin was the most commonly used drug, but in that year the use of ketamine, nimetazepam, inhal- ants, methamphetamine and cannabis surpassed heroin. Heroin is the most commonly used drug and its use has increased each year since 2006. The use of inhalants remains high, particularly among young users. Use of crystalline meth- amphetamine has increased for three consecutive years, and drug treatment…
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Singapore’s Q3 jobless rate remains low, but employment growth slows

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SINGAPORE: Singapore's unemployment rate in the third quarter stood at 1.9 per cent, down from 2.0 per cent in the previous quarter, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). The Q3 jobless rate was also lower than the 2.0 per cent in the third quarter of last year, according to preliminary findings from the "Employment Situation, Third Quarter 2012" report released on Wednesday by the MOM. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for residents and Singapore citizens were 2.8 per cent and 3.0 per cent respectively in the July-September quarter, unchanged from the second quarter, the report said. It added that unemployment remained low, reflecting strong manpower demand amid tightening controls on foreign manpower. Mr Richard Farmer, director at the human resource firm Randstad said: "There is a skills shortage, the war…
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Thakral Corporation

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The main businesses of Thakral Corporation are the trading and distribution of high-end consumer electronics, distribution of home entertainment software and contract manufacturing. Major brands Thakral Corp distributes are Panasonic, Orion, Sharp, Samsung, IBM, Sanyo and Yes. Major products include digital video cameras, audio products, plasma TVs and notebook computers. Since 1998, the home entertainment division has released over 1400 titles on home videos. Its 60 per cent owned CAV Thakral, a JV with the China Audio Video Publishing House (an arm of the PRC Ministry of Culture) is a licensee for major studios including Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Disney Paramount, BBC, and Baby Einstein. The Electronic Manufacturing Services Unit assembles and does sub-contract manufacturing of electronic products such as MP3 players, DVD main boards, PCBA for Industrial Power detector, High Voltage…
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State of Singapore came into being 50 years ago on June 3

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SINGAPORE : The state of Singapore came into being exactly 50 years ago on June 3. Singapore achieved self-government in 1959, and had full control over domestic policies, with Lee Kuan Yew as prime minister. On 15 February 1942, British forces surrendered to the Japanese. As events unfolded over the following decade, it became clear that with a losing war on their hands, a deteriorating economy back home, and no support from the US, it was a matter of time before the British would relinquish their colonial rule over what was then Malaya. "It was a matter of pushing steadily, making quite clear that the imperialist forces were no longer welcome in the region. But people should make it very clear they would prefer to be independent sooner rather than…
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