Daily Archives: 2010-07-12

BREAKING NEWS: MDA bans See’s film on ISA detainee

The Media Development Authority today informed filmmaker, Mr Martyn See, that his film on ex-political detainee, Dr Lim Hock Siew, has been banned in Singapore. Dr Lim was a founding member of the People’s Action Party (PAP). He was arrested in 1963, accused of being a communist but he was never brought to trial. Dr Lim was incarcerated for almost …

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Law Minister’s comments prejudicial to Yong Vui Kong’s clemency appeal

The following is the press statement from Mr M Ravi, lawyer for Yong Vui Kong, in response to the Law Ministry’s comments on Yong’s case. PRESS STATEMENT LAW MINISTER’S COMMENTS PREJUDICIAL TO YONG VUI KONG’S CLEMENCY APPEAL Cabinet should not usurp Elected President’s Constitutional powers Background and summary 1. This press release is issued in response to the statement from …

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It is not about just providing food

Jia Ye We call them Special Pass holders – workers who, incurring large debts to pay for their agents’ fees in hopes of securing a work-permit job in Singapore for their families back home, have run into employment disputes. For most of these men who come to the Cuff Road Project (TCRP), home would be Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. …

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