Daily Archives: 2015-04-24

SADPC: Death sentence should have been commuted in view of low IQ and influence of Dormicum
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 25

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pmBy Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign, Chong Kai Xiong, Rachel Zeng Muhammad bin Kadar, 39, was executed on 17 April 2015. He received the death sentence for killing a 69-year-old woman during a robbery in the victim’s flat Read More

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Citizens of Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 4

  By Ong Ye Kung As we prepare to celebrate SG50 in a few months, recovering from the somber mood after the passing of our founding Prime Minister, many Singaporeans have become more reflective, asking what defines us as a people. For the Read More

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APF a chance for civil society to engage region’s governments
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 1

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:49 pmMore than 1,400 participants from civil society and high-level government officials to engage actively on matters concerning civil rights at the third day of the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF) 2015 on 23 April, Wednesday. The day started with Read More

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Southeast Asia: Asean governments must end the clampdown on freedom of expression
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 5

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pm Civil society groups have called on governments across Southeast Asia to end the clampdown on freedom of expression and to halt the use of repressive laws to silence dissenting voices. A workshop held at Read More

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Foreign workers rush to the rescue of a baby stuck at second floor
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 5

Video source from Alvinology The video above shows a baby being trapped in rails outside a ledge of a flat at second floor and how a foreign worker came to the rescue of the baby by climbing up to second floor with the help Read More

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Why a by-election must be held in Tanjong Pagar
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 4

By Kenneth Jeyaretnam The death of Lee Kuan Yew leaves his seat in Tanjong Pagar GRC vacant.  Recently a Bloomberg journalist asked me to comment on the suggestion that  Lee’s seat in Tanjong Pagar be left vacant as a mark of respect. Her resultant article Read More

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“My Singapore, My Future” essay contest
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 1

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:49 pmIn conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s nationhood, The Opinion Collaborative Ltd is organising an essay contest for Singaporeans to express their hopes and aspirations for the future of their nation. Themed “My Singapore, Read More

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Magic shows, Ikea and the corporatisation of LGBT politics
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 28

Last updated on May 5th, 2015 at 05:17 amBy Jolovan Wham Ikea has stuck to its guns. Despite resistance from some members of the LGBT community and its allies, it went ahead with its promotion to offer discounts to its customers who wish Read More

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New low for football in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 13

By Mohamed Fazli Bin Talip Dear Football Association of Singapore (FAS), I do sincerely write this piece of my thoughts for your consideration in improving the standard of football culture in Singapore. Firstly, let me begin with the football development of the National Team Read More

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