Daily Archives: 2014-05-26

Values, culture and trust for Constructive Politics

Below is the full speech by Mr Low Thia Khiang, MP for Aljunied GRC and Secretary General of Workers' Party for the debate on President’s Address 2014 in Parliament (26th May 2014). Mdm Speaker, When Parliament first opened after the General Election in 2011, the President in his address noted that our politics was becoming more diverse and open and the composition …

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MDA’s revisions to Public Entertainments and Meetings Act encourages self-censorship: Arts community

Media Development Authority (MDA) launched a public consultation paper on 12 May 2014 with the view of making amendments to the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act (PEMA). The objective of these amendments, according to MDA, is to “spur co-regulation by empowering arts entertainment event organisers to classify their own performance, such as plays, musicals and concerts, while being mindful of community standards and …

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Singapore: Government Again Uses Strong-arm Tactics Against Citizen Blogger

(Bangkok, 26 May 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expressed its regret at the Prime Minister of Singapore’s threat to pursue legal action against blogger Roy Ngerng, which it views as the latest attempt to undermine freedom of expression in the country. The regional human rights group called on the Prime Minister to withdraw his threat …

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Mr. Gerard Ee’s Transport Delusions

By Aloysius Chia Mr. Gerard Ee, in an article in The Sunday Times (“Want better transport? Pay for it.”, 25 May 2014), mentions something that is arguably, the most ridiculous anyone would expect from a former head of the Public Transport Council to mention. In an interview, he commented, “if you treasure your time and treasure your comfort, you pay …

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DPP wants lawyer to personally pay costs for acting on clients’ behalf

By Andrew Loh In a move which may have “a chilling effect” on how lawyers conduct their cases on behalf of their clients, state prosecutors are asking for the court to order a lawyer to personally pay costs for an application made before the courts. Lawyer M Ravi, who was acting on behalf of his clients accused of being involved …

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Newsbites – more… bite for police online, help for new couples, defence for CPF, degree holders losing jobs

Police calls tender for anti-cybercrime training The Singapore Police Force has called a tender for training services to better its officers to tackle cyber-crime. The tender will include training on proper investigation techniques, tracing and monitoring social media postings and content for investigation, learning hackers’ tricks, secure electronic evidence and carry out computer forensics analyses for criminal proceedings. The tender comes on …

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