Daily Archives: 2012-04-08

Calling AICHR to Release ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

The following is a joint press statement from Think Centre and 137 civic orgnisations in ASEAN. We, the undersigned civil society organizations and networks from Southeast Asia, express our grave concern and disappointment over the continuing secrecy in the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is mandated under Article …

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Calls to Stop the Execution of Yong Vui Kong

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~ TOC has received more than 100 emails since 4th of April 2012, mainly from the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Spain, appealing to President Dr. Tony Tan to stop the execution of Yong Vui Kong. The emails were also sent to the Istana. TOC understands that most of the letter writers are supporters or members of Amnesty …

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Xenophobia and hypocrisy

~ By Gordon Lee ~ Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP he founded do not like taking lectures from others. In fact, he despises foreign “meddling” in Singapore’s politics, criticises them for doing so, curtailed the distribution of certain papers or even taken legal action against some of them. Nevermind that Lee Kuan Yew himself allegedly [wikileaks] enjoys taking the …

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A day in court with Yong Vui Kong

~ By Sarah D ~ It is a typical April day, as far as most April days go. The sun is out after a short outburst of pregnant skies and many Singaporeans are out going about their business. As befitting the time of the day, most are heading for lunch whilst discussing what to reward themselves after a half day’s …

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