Daily Archives: 2016-04-06

‘Preservation’ becomes problematic when it becomes the only overriding agenda of cultural production
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By Alfian Sa’at I watched ‘The Songs We Sang’–a meticulously-researched, affectionate documentary about the xinyao music movement in Singapore, and it was an invaluable eye-opener for me. There were so many elements which made me think about the cultural frames that we use Read More

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Treasuries signal risk off, equities fall globally
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By Margaret Yang Equities – US treasuries, gold and yen rallied yesterday which sent a “risk off” signal to investors as capital seemed to flow back into the above mentioned “safe haven” assets again. US 10 years treasury yields fell as low as Read More

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Clemency letter for Kho Jabing: “No reason why the prosecution should appeal against the life sentence imposed”
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Below is a letter seeking clemency for Kho Jabing, a Malaysian sentenced with death sentence from  President. It was written before the date for execution was set, which is this Friday, 6 Nov and sent on 3 November 2015. Your Excellency Clemency for Kho Jabing, Read More

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Where is Art in the future of Singapore and why is it important?
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Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun’s Maiden Speech in Parliament on 5 April 2016 (Tuesday) Thank you Madam Speaker. It is a privilege to stand before the parliament and share my views about the Budget as an artist and a Nominated Member of Parliament Read More

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Singapore: Court of Appeal decision upholding Kho Jabing’s death sentence a serious blow to human rights
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Statement by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) The Court of Appeal’s decision to lift the stay of execution of Kho Jabing is a serious blow to human rights in Singapore, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The ICJ urges the Government of Read More

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International Human Rights group, FIDH calls for the halt of Kho Jabing’s execution
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Statement by FIDH, International Federation for Human Rights Singapore must halt the execution of Malaysian national Kho Jabing and reinstate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, FIDH said today. FIDH made the call on the same day Singapore’s Court of Appeal unanimously rejected Read More

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UN Human Rights Office concerned by ongoing use of death penalty in Singapore
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The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) is concerned by the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision on Tuesday to uphold the death sentence given to Kho Jabing of Malaysia and urges the Government to immediately establish a moratorium on capital punishment. Read More

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Home Team and SAF to ramp up anti-terrorism efforts
By Sara Yong Published on by Sara Yong 0

Last updated on April 29th, 2016 at 04:40 amMinister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam stated in Parliament on 6 April that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would be stepping up its counter-terrorism efforts in the wake of recent attacks in Read More

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