Daily Archives: 2011-07-16

No longer content to murmur our dissent

Ghui / GE 2011 was not just an election that politicised an apathetic nation but a metamorphosis of our collective mindset. The invisible lid which held Singaporeans back from direct expressions of dissent in the past has burst open and we are no longer willing or able to restrict our discontent to a furtive mumble. Every issue now has political …

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17 July is International Criminal Justice Day

by: Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court/ On 17 July the world celebrates International Criminal Justice Day. This commemorates the adoption on 17 July 1998 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC for short). States and civil society from all continents came together to end impunity for the gravest international crimes – genocide, crimes …

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Of odd politicians & political office

Some days ago, I was aghast to watch on television Lee attending a public event surrounded by a battery of security officers. As he no longer holds a ministerial position, it made me ponder who is bearing the cost of such splendid security. It would appear that, despite not holding any official position in the Executive, our former Prime Ministers …

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