Daily Archives: 2015-05-01

Mayday protest: Independent labour unions, a must for labour rights
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 5

Over 400 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on Mayday, 1 May to commemorate the day for laborers and to show support to Transitioning.org’s event to protest for more labour rights for Singaporean workers. During the event, bananas were given out to Read More

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CAN’s statement on the assault on Amos Yee
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 14

CAN believes that the conditions imposed on Yee are unnecessarily onerous. Apart from having to report to his Investigating Officer every day, he is also barred from posting anything online. This curtailment of Yee’s right to express himself doesn’t just infringe on his constitutional rights as a citizen, it is also disproportionate to the charges he is currently facing. Read More…

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“Quarters”, a show about how citizens strive to live harmoniously despite cultural and lifestyle differences in the 70’s
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 1

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 am“Quarters”, a theatrical extravaganza proudly presented by Avant Theatre, as part of SG50 celebration. A theatrical production that will take audience back to the 1970s Singapore, where we relive the days when the communal & Read More

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Cheering bigotry, cheering violence
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 119

Eight years ago, a homophobic, bigoted speech was made in Parliament about gay people. In particular, about homosexual men. That reprehensible speech, by a then-Nominated Member of Parliament who is also a law professor, was a stunning and blatant abuse of the highest Read More

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Labour Day and our history of hope
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 1

By Dr Loh Kah Seng and Dr Thum Ping Tjin On this Labour Day, in our 50th year of independence, it is timely to reflect on how the labour movement in the 1950s played a critical role in our history, in particular its Read More

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HOME: Eliminate wage discrimination by nationality and give domestic work its due recognition
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pm We congratulate Mr Peter Seah as the new National Wages Council (NWC) chairperson. The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) would like to take the opportunity to express and reiterate our organization’s stand as Read More

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SPP’s Labour Day message
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

In SPP’s Labour Day Message, Mr Chiam See Tong calls for greater salary growth, increased bargaining power and more investment in human resources. The statement can be read in full below. My fellow Singaporeans, Labour Day is a celebration of the working classes. Read More

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Law Minister K Shanmugam condemns Amos Yee’s assailant
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 6

In a Facebook post, Minister for Law K Shanmugam denounced the actions of the man who had hit Amos Yee, just as the 16 year old was attending court yesterday for his bail review in relation to him posting a video critical of former Read More

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