Daily Archives: 2011-01-25

BREAKING NEWS: Police wants TOC to apply to party

The police wants The Online Citizen to apply for no less than three licenses for its event, “TOC Cassetted, Not a Political Party”, which has been scheduled for the 29th of January 2011. The licenses required are the Public Entertainment License, the house to house and street collections license, and a notification to conduct a lucky draw under the house gaming rules. On the …

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Singapore: Hocus Pocus Hides Rights Abuses

The following is an excerpt of an article published on Human Rights Watch (New York) – Singapore’s stated goal of updating its political system in time for the 2011 elections should include revamping laws, policies, and practices that fail to comply with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2011. The 649-page report, …

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Police investigate SFD members over death penalty book

Three members of Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) are being investigated by the police over the sale of 12 copies of the book Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock at a film screening at the Substation on 14 November 2010. Mr Seelan Palay 27, Mr Jarrod Luo 27 and Miss Rachel Zeng 28 have been summoned to appear at …

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Maids with ‘attitude’? Employers, look in the mirror

The following article has been published on TODAY ONLINE on Jan 24, 2011. Letter from Stephanie Chok I refer to the Voices Online letter ‘The new breed of “aggressor” maid’ (Jan 20). It is unfortunate that Ms Tan has had unpleasant experiences with the domestic workers she has employed. However, there are more than 196,000 foreign domestic workers in Singapore, …

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MDA disallows performance about death penalty

by Joshua Chiang A performance on the death penalty by artist/activist Seelan Palay was disallowed just a day before it was to be staged at the Substation. Titled ‘Choices, Chances’, it was meant to be the closing piece in a series of short performances presented by contemporary artists to be staged on the 15th of January.  The other performances were …

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