Daily Archives: 2010-05-11

S’pore’s demand for sand hurting Cambodia’s environment

From Global Witness: Singapore’s demand for sand is fuelling a corrupt and environmentally disastrous sand-dredging industry in Cambodia, according to a new Global Witness report. The report calls for an immediate halt to the trade until proper environmental checks are carried out and revenues accounted for. Global Witness’ investigation tracked boats being loaded with sand in Cambodia to their destinations …

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Shanmugam’s slippery slope

– The Online Citizen thanks Benjamin Cheah for giving us permission to reproduce the following article in full. – Law Minister and Second Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam seems to abandoned logic in favour of imagined catastrophes. In [a report by] TODAY, Shanmugam said that the mandatory death penalty is a ‘trade-off’ to protect ‘thousands of lives’. In effect, repealing …

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