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Daily Archives: 2010-11-09

Thirty free speech groups sign petition for Alan Shadrake

Thirty press freedom groups from five continents, all members of IFEX, have signed a petition to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong about the case of Malaysia-based British writer and journalist Alan Shadrake, who could be sent to prison in Singapore for his book, "Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock" about the death penalty in Singapore. The …

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S’pore media – Shanmugam didn’t tell full story

From Press Run: The Singapore media is more trusted by Singaporeans than the US media is by the Americans, said Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister and Law Minister K Shanmugam, speaking at Columbia University. He was taking issue with the fact that Singapore is ranked 136th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders. Gallup polls in …

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Pork barrel politics – again?

We believe the ruling People's Action Party will, once again as it had in past elections, resort to pork barrel politics to win votes in the next General Election (GE). In GE 2006, the PAP government dished out its "Progress Package" - money in cash worth a total S$2.6 billion - deposited into Singaporeans' bank accounts just a week (on …

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