Monthly Archives: June 2016

Police report filed against FAP for fouling Cooling-Off Day regulations

A police report has been filed against pro-People’s Action Party (PAP) fanpage, Fabrication about the PAP (FAP) for alleging violating the Parliamentary Election Act (PEA) by posting posts on its fanpage that promotes the PAP candidate of the Bukit Batok By-Election during the Polling Day. Augustine Lee Zixu wrote that he filed the police report on 13 June against FAP …

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Tan Wah Piow to AGC: Phey ‘s criminality is more than adequate in law to render 1975 conviction unsafe

Singapore exile and lawyer, Tan Wah Piow has just replied to Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on their response to his earlier request for the convictions in 1975 against him and another two individuals to be quashed in view of the conviction against former NTUC secretary-general and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament, Phey Yew Kok on 22 January. In AGC’s reply …

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Open letter to Pastor Lawrence Khong of FCBC

The below is an open letter sent by Nicholas Lim, founder and Facebook administrator of GLBT Voices Singapore to Pastor Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church, in an attempt to reach out for a dialogue to bridge the differences between Mr Khong’s flock and LGBT community. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Khong issued a statement on his public fanpage about the …

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A Singaporean problem? Or a gay one?

The Government must take steps to protect the gay community from itself. By Ashutosh Ravikrishnan SINGAPORE — On Tuesday (June 14), Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam uttered the little heard G-word (gay, not Government) after the horrific shootings in Orlando over the weekend. In a short interview with reporters, he settled the question once and for all: The …

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A Green Revolution: A Review of Trees, A Crowd…

By Ng Yi-Sheng Last Thursday, the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival kicked off with its first week of shows, all written, produced and performed by folks 29 and under. I managed to review most of the plays on offer (read here), but for logistical reasons, I had to miss the headliner: the specially commissioned Trees, A Crowd…, by director-playwright Irfan Kasban. I’ve …

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Volatility jumps and safe-haven demand surges, MSCI delays including A-shares

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – It has been a bloodbath of a week for Asian equities, with Japanese equities hammered as the yen strengthened on safe-haven flows. The risk sentiment is getting increasingly cautious as the UK referendum on Europe draws closer. Separately, MSCI announced that it will delay the inclusion of China A-shares into the MSCI Emerging …

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Hate cannot be allowed to take root in Singapore

Joint Statement by Singapore’s LGBT Community Groups SINGAPORE, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – The mass shooting in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando is a tragedy and sobering reminder of the homophobia LGBT individuals experience on a daily basis. We are shocked and saddened by what has transpired in Orlando and we share in the pain of the families and friends …

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Candlelight vigil to mourn for the 49 killed at the Orlando shooting

About 700 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on Tuesday evening to participate in a candle light vigil organised to show solidarity with the victims’ families and loved ones of the Orlando shooting. On Sunday (12 June), a gunman entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and carried out the deadliest shooting in US history. 49 was killed, with at least …

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Curtailment of Foreign Sponsorship at Speakers’ Corner – an impotent and purposeless exercise

By George Hwang On 7 Jun 2016, the Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA”) issued a press release against foreign sponsorships of Pink Dot. Subsequently, it was reported that MHA would be reviewing the rules governing usage of Speakers’ Corner. This unprecedented move lacks sound policy reasoning. The claim that foreign entities should not interfere with our domestic issues is superficial. …

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