Daily Archives: 2011-09-19

Abolish Singapore’s Internal Security Act

We welcome Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement that his government would repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance. He said the changes are aimed at “having a modern, mature and functioning democracy which will continue to preserve public order, ensure greater civil liberties and maintain racial harmony.” We look forward to the Malaysian Prime Minister fulfilling …

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Abolish the ISA and set up a Commission on Inquiry to foster national unity

~by: Tan Jee Say~ The Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday it wants to keep the Internal Security Act even though Malaysia has announced the day before that it will repeal it. This seems to contradict then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s statement in 1991 that Singapore would seriously consider abolishing the ISA if Malaysia were to do …

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That 'ghettoising' comment

~by: Ravi Philemon~ The speakers at the recent IPS seminar highlighted that of the 1092 Singaporeans polled in 2010 (before the last General Election), 87.4 per cent of Singaporeans, being older, less educated and hence not as savvy, find themselves relying on traditional media for their political news. What remains uncertain though is the phrasing of the survey questions. Content …

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