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Singapore's DBS weighs in on lesbian sex debate

What you do on your own time is, well, apparently the bank's business these days, with DBS Bank publicly rebuking an employee for being elected president of woman's advocacy group AWARE and calling for less focus on lesbian issues.

DBS Bank was not saying more about Ms Josie Lau, after it publicly rebuked her for taking on the top post at Aware despite being told not to. Ms Lau, vice-president in its cards division, reported to work as usual yesterday. She issued her first statement as Aware's new president, but said nothing about the criticisms levelled at her by her employer.

DBS had revealed that she disregarded its staff code not once but twice, first by not seeking approval before joining the Aware executive committee, and then by defying her employer's advice against becoming president. The bank's action has drawn flak, with some taking issue with the fact that Ms Lau needed approval before taking up a voluntary position. A female human resources executive at a multinational corporation here said: 'DBS should be proud that someone from their company wants to take up this position,' reported Asiaone.

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