Daily Archives: 2013-11-14

Urgent request to seek blood donors for victim of Tuas Fire.

By Terry Xu For those who recall about the fire that broke out in an incineration plant at Tuas Avenue 10 recently on 8th November 2013. There was three victims in the accident who suffered from burn injuries. One of the three victims was named Goh Weiming.  A friend of Weiming posted a facebook status update to prompt his friends to donate …

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Strange replies in Parliamentary? (Part 4): Employment pass drop?

By Leong Sze Hian 2,600 EPs not renewed? I refer to the article “Some 2,600 Employment Passes not renewed in first half of this year” (Straits Times, Nov 14). It states that “About 2,600 Employment Passes (EPs) were not renewed in the first half of this year.” But how many new EPs granted? This statistic may be just half the …

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A second chance for Yong Vui Kong

November 14, 2013, Singapore – The Singapore Anti-death Penalty Campaign and We Believe In Second Chances welcome today’s decision by Justice Choo Han Teck to spare former drug mule Yong Vui Kong from the gallows. It has always been our position that Yong, a young, first-time offender, deserves a second chance. We are relieved he will not have to pay the …

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Court lifts death sentence; imposes life sentence in drug trafficking case

(Photo of M Ravi and Yong Vui Kong’s two brothers) YONG VUI KONG WILL LIVE SINGAPORE, 14 November 2013  – This morning, the High Court of Singapore has lifted the death sentence imposed on 24 year-old Malaysian man, Mr Yong Vui Kong, and ordered instead a sentence of life in prison and judicial caning. This resentencing is the culmination of …

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Senior Minister of State criticises Workers’ Party on Hijab Issue

Posted by Terry Xu Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education, criticises the Workers’ Party for its statement on the hijab issue. Without any rephrasing any of her words, the below quote is taken from Ms Indranee’s facebook status update posted on Wednesday, “I am heartened by how the government and the Malay community are approaching the …

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