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Daily Archives: 2015-06-28

CNN’s mis-identifies flag at gay parade as ISIS flag

Thousands of people and some 250 groups descended on London on Saturday for its annual Pride parade, a vibrant and massive display of gay pride. This year’s parade was particularly poignant and celebratory because of what had happened just a day earlier – the Supreme Court in the United States had decided, after decades of arguments and many battles from …

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Amos Yee concerned about rape threat made against him

The mother of 16-year old video blogger, Amos Yee, says she is relieved that her son is eating once again while being held at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). The teenager was ordered by the court to undergo a two-week assessment for possibly being within the range of autism spectrum disorder. A prior three-week assessment while being held at …

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Minister warns of “absolutists” in Malay-Muslim community

In his latest remarks urging the Muslim community in Singapore to be alert to radicals within its fold, the Second Minister for Home Affairs, Masagos Zulkifli, warned of the growing presence of and threats posed by “absolutists” in the community. The minister was speaking to the media in a special interview which included questions on how the government was dealing …

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Being a leader to bring light to this gloomy situation for Amos Yee

An open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Dear PM Lee, Amos has succeeded in getting the world’s attention about the darker side of your father, and the more Amos suffers from unjust treatments, the more the government has helped Amos succeed in a more phenomenal way. Now, the whole world sings more of Amos’ courage than of you. …

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The Phey Yew Kok affair

No cover-up please, however awkward or embarrassing By Tan Wah Piow When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a statement this week about Phey Yew Kok’s return after 36 years on the run, he said he was hoping for a “closure to a long-standing case”, and “will not allow any cover-up, even when it is awkward or embarrassing for the …

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Function 8: Manner in which Amos Yee is treated, regrettable and deplorable

Function 8 regrets and deplores the manner in which Amos Yee, aged 16, is being treated by our judicial system. Amos Yee was arrested on 29 March 2015 and interrogated for two days before being charged in court for insulting Christianity, publishing an obscene sketch and hurting the feelings of a family. The last charge was withdrawn after his conviction …

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