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Daily Archives: 2015-04-27

ACSC/APF: ASEAN governments’ adversarial notions against CSOs must change in the post 2015 vision

ASEAN Head of States interface with civil society organizations at the 26th ASEAN Summit Malaysia Statement by the participating non-government organisations (NGOS) of the ASEAN Head of States interface to ASEAN leaders at the Summit meeting highlighting the need for ASEAN government to change its adversarial notions against CSOs in the post 2015 vision. "These concerns, though painful for all of us, must be …

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ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty

Civil society organisations from ASEAN countries are urging the grouping’s governments to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view of completely abolishing the form of penalty, said civil society groups at the ASEAN People's Forum in a statement issued last Friday, 24 April. The “Death Penalty In Southeast Asia: Towards A Regional Abolition” …

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Singapore Armed Forces deploys Changi RHCC to Nepal as part of relief efforts

  The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) deployed two Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 aircraft with an advance team of six personnel from the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Coordination Centre onboard to Nepal this evening. The Changi RHCC will assist the Nepalese national disaster management authorities and military with their efforts to coordinate the relief efforts. …

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SRC makes initial $50,000 contribution for relief and recovery efforts in Nepal and appeals for contribution

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will be disbursing SGD $50,000 worth of relief items and emergency supplies in response to the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Along with its initial contribution, SRC will also be launching an urgent public appeal for the relief and recovery efforts in Nepal. The Singapore Government has already contributed SGD $100,000 towards this appeal …

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Thai delegation withdraw from APF to protest rejection of Singaporean and Cambodian NGOs by their governments

Thai participants at the ASEAN People's Forum 2015 (APF 2015) have withdrawn their civil society representative, Ms Sattara Hattirat of Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA), from the interface with ASEAN Heads of Government in solidarity with their Cambodian and Singaporean colleagues who were rejected by their respective governments. APF noted that the Singapore government’s hand-picked representative did not attend …

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Well done, National Arts Council!

By Tan Wah Piow I had a pleasant and surreal experience last week as I sat at a table surrounded by fellow Singaporeans discussing some of the recently published books in Singapore. It was almost like 'coming home', remarked one of my Singaporean friends. Yes, but not quite, even though the experience I have had the pleasure to enjoy, was …

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