Daily Archives: 2011-02-07

MARUAH to Singapore Police Force: Explain SFD investigations

MEDIA ADVISORY For immediate release 29 January 2011 MARUAH’s View of the Police Investigations into SFD Members’ Sale of Death Penalty Book MARUAH notes the statement by NGO Singaporeans for Democracy (SFD) and various media reports about the recent initiation of police investigations into three SFD members over their alleged sale of copies of the book Once A Jolly Hangman: …

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New Hope for Sentenced Malaysian

BANGKOK, Feb 4, 2011 (IPS) – A young Malaysian’s legal battle to escape the hangman’s noose in Singapore is finding new hope. “He has a 50-50 chance of being spared,” Madasamy Ravi, the lawyer appearing for 23-year-old Yong Vui Kong, said in a telephone interview from the city-state. The 41-year-old lawyer, who traded a lucrative career in corporate law in …

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For the last time, TOC is not a political party!

This article was first published at this blog. by Siew Kum Hong I was a little bemused (and later amused) to see a letter in ST Forum on 29 Jan, that basically insinuated that I had become a Nominated Member of Parliament as an “attention-gathering exercise” and a stepping stone to entering partisan politics. I finally found the time to …

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How long must caregivers suffer before the Government acts?

The following is a letter sent to us by a TOC reader who also writes at his blog. Professor Lee Wei Ling’s report two Sundays back, “Who cares for the caregivers” (Jan 30) paints a depressing, but realistic picture of the difficulties many caregivers face in taking care of their loved ones struggling with disabilities. I’m glad she had the …

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Singapore’s flawed ‘freedom’

The following is an excerpt of an article from Asia Times Online. By Muhammad Cohen HONG KONG – What do you call a country that takes 35% of salaries to finance a state investment fund run by the prime minister’s wife? Where the government controls companies responsible for 60% of gross domestic product and 85% of its citizens live in …

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