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Daily Archives: 2016-08-09

War relic projectile found at Changi Coast via land reclamation project

Yesterday morning (8 August) a war relic found in a land reclamation project in Changi Coast was finally assessed by experts to be safe to handle. A private firm will now be able to dispose of the unexploded 2m-long ordnance.   It was said that the projectile have been carried over from Vietnam, while supplying sand to the area. It was …

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Celebrations around Singapore for NDP2016

As The National Day is coming, celebrations were made throughout the country. These are some of the event : Nee Soon Central. Jurong. Sembawang. Teck Gee. The Treasury. Hong Kah North. Pasir Ris. The Tampines. Marsiling. Punggol.  Bedok. St. Stephen's School, Joo Chiat. MWTI Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah. The Istana. AMK-Hougang. Ang Mo Kio. Senja-Cashew CC‬ Vista Point. Marine Crescent. …

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SADPC to hold its first anti-death penalty advocacy training workshop

The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) is holding its first public workshop. Established in 2005, SADPC has fronted many campaigns against the execution of death row inmates, collaborating with individuals and groups such as the Second Chances, and Think Centre. It is also a member of the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), a regional coalition working towards the repeal of …

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TISG lashes out in response to NCMP Daniel Goh’s condemnation

"TISG crossed the line for me into endorsing tasteless xenophobia and linking it to our electoral democracy. It is sensational, senseless and nonsensical. Sad." - NCMP Daniel Goh Workers' Party's Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Daniel Goh denounced The Independent Singapore's (TISG) journalistic standards, or lack thereof, in no uncertain terms on his Facebook Page yesterday. In particular, he found the …

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Dating App, Ivory asks citizens to be patriotic and get a partner

Subject: Be Patriotic and get a partner! Message Classification: Restricted By Ivory My fellow Singaporeans, 1. I am speaking to you from what used to be NOL building. As Singapore’s national shipping line, NOL played a significant role in spurring the growth of Singapore’s economy. The 26-storey building stood proudly with its brand name displayed at the top. Today what remains …

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A long term risk for Singapore if political plurality is not achieved

By Chris Kuan 51st year of independence and 48th year of People's Action Party (PAP)'s total political domination. Do we get to 100th year of independence and beyond? For that we have to consider whether the PAP's 48th year of total political domination is the right path to get there. In the 2015 General Election, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong …

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Why should you be worried about the new law for Contempt of Court

Any comment can be deemed in contempt of court Under the new Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill, any comment can be deemed in contempt. The definition of “publish” is extremely broad: it includes disseminating, exhibiting or communicating to even one member of the public, your friend, your relative or to a stranger. This means that if you share or retweet a …

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HRW: Singapore should reject overly broad contempt law

Excessive Penalties and Vague Terms Will Lead to Self-Censorship (Bangkok, 9 August 2016) – The Singapore parliament should recommend a review of the proposed new Administration of Justice (Protection) Act to better protect freedom of expression, as required by international law and the Singapore Constitution, Human Rights Watch said today. The draft legislation, which was tabled in July and will have …

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