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Daily Archives: 2017-05-10

Dr Paul Tambyah criticises misrepresenting article by TISG on his May Day remarks

Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, a medical professional and activist, has issued a statement to criticise a local news website for misrepresenting his remarks made at a May Day commemoration event organized by Transitioning.Org on 1 May 2017. He commented that an anonymous writer from “The Independent Singapore” (TISG) had put a spin on the segment of the event with an edited …

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“1987 Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On” to be launched on 21 May

Below is an extract from former detainee under the Internal Security Act (ISA), Chew Kheng Chuan's essay in Function 8's new publication, "1987 Singapore's Marxist Conspiracy, 30 Years On". “You know what they say ISD now stands for?” DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) SK Tan of the ISD remarked to me on April 19, 1988, not without some amusement, “Instant Statutory …

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Governor ‘Ahok’ sentenced by Jakarta District Court to two-year’s imprisonment for blasphemy charge

The North Jakarta District Court has decided that Jakarta Governor Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama was guilty of blasphemy for suggesting that some people had abused a Quranic verse to block his re-election bid and sentence him to two years imprisonment on Tuesday (9 May). Jakarta Post reported that head of the panel of judges, Dwiarso Budi Santiarso said, “The defendant Ir. …

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