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Daily Archives: 2017-05-22

M Ravi launches constitutional challenge on Elected Presidency Scheme

Human rights lawyer, M Ravi has just filed a constitutional challenge in the High Court against the Elected Presidency Scheme ( "EPS") on Monday morning. Mr Ravi wrote on his Facebook page that the application is filed in his capacity as an ordinary citizen of Singapore and that the application was served on the Attorney General. According to the documents posted, …

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Lim Tean announces resignation from National Solidarity Party

Lawyer, Lim Tean officially announces his resignation from National Solidarity Party (NSP) on Monday as Secretary General and member, citing differences between him and the party in approach to politics. In the letter of resignation that is shared on Lim's Facebook page, he stated that he had tried to make the NSP a voice for the common man and voice for …

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UN rights experts: Blasphemy law has no place in a tolerant nation like Indonesia

GENEVA (22 May 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its criminalization of blasphemy. Their call comes after the recent blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of Indonesian politician and former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (‘Ahok’). On 9 May, North Jakarta District Court decided that Jakarta Governor …

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Tan Cheng Bock’s legal challenge on Govt legislation to be held late June

Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar Nair said that the High Court could hear former presidential candidate,Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s legal challenge regarding the upcoming Malay-only presidential election in late June, at the pre-trial conference at the High Court on Monday (22 May). The conference was also attended by Dr Tan's counsel Chelva Retnam Rajah. However, Dr Tan was not present at Monday's pre-trial conference. Reporters …

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