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Daily Archives: 2015-05-28

Pink Dot concert 2015 set to brighten Hong Lim Park

Pink Dot Concert 2015, held in conjunction with the annual Pink Dot rally, is set to bring Hong Lim Park to life once again with an exhilarating line-up of some of Singapore’s hottest local talents. Starting at 6.30pm at Hong Lim Park on June 13, the Pink Dot Concert 2015 will see two of this year’s Pink Dot Ambassadors thrilling the crowd with …

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High court dismissed MND’s applications to appoint independent auditors in AHPETC

The High Court has dismissed the application by Ministry of National Development (MND) to impose conditions onto grants disbursed to the town council and to have the court to appoint independent auditors to Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council  (AHPETC) in a judgement passed yesterday. Justice Quentin Loh said in his 83-page judgement that MND failed to establish legal bases for its …

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Releases and arrests under the ISA

By Teo Soh Lung Yesterday's press releases (27 May 2015) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) are depressing. Three men were released from indefinite imprisonment under the Internal Security Act (ISA) a year ago, but it is only now that we are made aware this. The three men were: Mohamed Rashid bin Zainal Abidin, arrested in May 2006. He …

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Urgent action required for death row inmate Kho Jabing

The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) and We Believe in Second Chances strongly urge the Cabinet to advise the President, Mr Tony Tan, to grant clemency to Sarawakian death row inmate, Kho Jabing. Kho Jabing, 31 was convicted of murder under section 300(c) of the Penal Code on 24 May 2011, which carried the mandatory death sentence at the time …

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MDA’s ban on gay video only promotes ignorance

By Ghui I was in Ireland on 22 May when Irish voters went to the polls to cast their votes for the ground breaking referendum to amend the constitution to legalise gay marriage. I was also in Ireland when the results, overwhelmingly and decisively in favour of equal marriage rights were announced. As I strolled past Dublin Castle into Temple Bar, …

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“Terrible” and “beautiful” – reactions to new N’Day song

The new National Day song to mark Singapore's 50th anniversary as an independent nation has been released. The song, titled, "Our Singapore", is written and performed by Dick Lee, one of Singapore's most recognisable faces in the industry. The accompanying music video is directed by another of Singapore's more famous sons, filmmaker Eric Khoo. The song, however, has drawn mixed …

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