Daily Archives: 2012-05-01

James Gomez: PAP is in policy inertia

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~ 1st May 2012 – The Singapore Democratic Party was in general elections mode today. For the 1st time in the history of SDP and possibly a first for an opposition party, the SDP has organized an elaborate May Day Rally for Singaporean workers, the party supporters and their constituents. The event was a fun-filled afternoon …

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Malaysia: Authorities must immediately investigate police brutality at Bersih rally

The following is a press release from Amnesty International The Malaysian government must immediately order an independent and efficient investigation into police brutality against peaceful protestors at the Bersih 3.0 march for electoral reforms in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Amnesty International said. Video footage taken at the demonstrations shows both ordinary police officers and officers from the Federal Reserve Unit …

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Deconstructing democracy and freedom of speech

~ By Ghui ~ With the possibility of a by-election looming and indeed after GE 2011, the twin concepts of freedom of speech and democracy have been hotly discussed. Many of the debates have been centred on the repercussions of a lack of democracy and its consequential effect on freedom of speech. But what exactly does democracy entail and what …

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Think Centre's Labour Day Message

~ By Think Centre ~ This Labour Day, Think Centre salutes all workers and asks the tripartite movement for Fairer opportunities, Safer work and Minimum wage.  Workers all over the world are celebrating the achievements of trade unions, and expressing their hopes for the future. More than ever before, in this globalised world, the situation of workers in one part …

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May Day message from Chiam See Tong

MEDIA RELEASE My fellow Singaporeans, A happy May Day to all of you! I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all Singaporean workers – your hard work is the reason that our country has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. I want to pay special tribute to our manual labourers, as they struggle with decreasing …

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