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Daily Archives: 2016-02-23

FIDH: Singapore needs to drop charges against Hong Lim Park protestors

Paris, 23 February 2016: The Singaporean government must immediately drop all charges against three peaceful protestors and guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in accordance with international human rights standards, FIDH said today. Activists Hui Hui Han, 24, and her supporters Mr. Koh Yew Beng (60) and Ms. Low Wai Choo (56) will appear before Singapore’s State Court …

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$2b rerouting of CRL vs $4.3b rerouting of ECP-AYE

By Richard Wan It was reported on ST (22 Feb) that rerouting the Cross Island Line (CRL) around the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) would cost another $2 billion to the rail project [Link]. "Besides land and home acquisitions that could affect families, the extra works could incur $2 billion more in expenditure," said LTA Chief Chew Men Leong. He …

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Baby Asha, Mr Xiao Gang & Singapore Inc governance

By Law Kim Hwee Since 1984 when I started work for MNCs, I always stood proud of my Singapore background with colleagues the world over at meetings, seminars and discussions. I remain proud to be a Singaporean. Proud of the Singapore Inc heritage that our fathers and mothers have bequeathed to us. But two events in recent days put that pride …

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