Daily Archives: 2010-11-03

SFD’s report on Electoral Reform to UN Universal Periodic Review

Early this week, eight Singaporean NGOs submitted their report on human rights issues, ranging from electoral process, to migrant workers rights to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Over the next few days, TOC will publish some of these reports. Below is the report from Singaporeans for Democracy to the UPR (to find out more about the UPR, click here) …

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The astonishing success of National Education

“Despite having gone through national education at school, 37 percent of Singaporean youths say they are not patriotic. In fact, more than half want to migrate overseas if given a chance.” Channel Newsasia 17 January 2007 “Surveys on students conducted in 2008 and 2010 showed that over 95 per cent were proud to be Singaporeans.” Channel Newsasia 2 November 2010 …

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Legal history made in Shadrake trial verdict

But Shadrake found guilty of contempt The real risk test should be applied, said Justice Quentin Loh at the judgement of the Alan Shadrake trial this morning. His decision overturned over four decades of precedence where the inherent tendency test had been applied for contempt cases. Under the inherent tendency test, an act or statement is deemed contemptuous if it …

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