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Daily Archives: 2017-05-23

Public shelter exercise at Little India MRT station

Early on Tuesday (23 May), Operationally Ready National Servicemen (ORNSMen) from 12 Public Shelter and Resilience Unit of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) participated in a shelter exercise at Little India MRT station as part of their annual In-Camp Training. The exercise is aimed to enhance the operational proficiency of these ORNSmen in manning the shelter, SCDF said on …

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Ahok, Jakarta’s non-active Governor issues letter from prison

Veronica Tan, the wife of Jakarta's non-active governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), read a handwritten letter from her husband, written in prison for his supporters after he was sentenced to two years imprisonment on 9 May. Huge crowds of Indonesian Muslims had earlier protested against the governor last December demanding for his execution in light of an edited video of his remarks on …

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UN Human Rights Office urges Malaysian Government to investigate disappearance cases of religious community workers

BANGKOK 23 May 2017) - The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expresses serious concern regarding the recent disappearances of community workers Amri Che Mat and Raymond Keng Joo Koh, and urges Malaysian authorities to urgently investigate the abductions of the two men associated with religious minority groups. Mr. Che Mat, founder of the NGO Perlis Hope which …

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AVA investigating alleged case of cat killing at Bukit Batok

Graphical photos of a cat killed at Bukit Batok West Avenue 7 went viral as its owner, Adlin, posted them on her Twitter account, claiming that the cat was murdered. On her post, she wrote that her family suspected the cat, which is ten months old, sneaked out of their house and was smashed on its head and thrown away down …

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