Monthly Archives: July 2017

Civil society calls for the cease of Malaysia’s arbitrary detention and deportation of human rights defenders
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Below is a statement penned by the Malaysian civil society  We the undersigned civil society strongly condemn the detention and subsequent deportation of Adilur Rahman Khan on 20 July 2017 and express our grave concerns on the growing trend in Malaysia where local Read More

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Dyslexia Association of Singapore launches book to commemorate 25th anniversary
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The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is launching “Clearly Different: Dyscovering the Differences”, a book to commemorate the association’s 25th Anniversary. The book chronicles DAS’ incredible journey from having just 12 students in its first learning centre, to helping thousands of children with dyslexia Read More

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The inversion of feedback in university
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By Eugene Lim Report books were fascinating at a younger age. Whether you were struggling or soaring, the numbers mattered as a symbol of pride and a validation of one’s infant identity. I took relish in gradually climbing up the overall school rankings Read More

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Should the government fund the arts?
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by Aloysius Chia Some comments arose recently that said that the government should not fund the arts, and that preferably, funding for the arts should be eliminated given how governments get the flak whether it funds or does not fund particular art works Read More

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Scrap town councils & revert to the HDB?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to Yeoh Lam Keong’s article in his facebook (26 July) which states that “MPs running town councils is a terrible idea that largely only serves to effectively stifle opposition politics in Singapore by raising near impossible barriers to entry”. As a resident of Read More

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AHTC court case is an opportunity for Workers’ Party to put their side of the story to the public
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Workers’ Party Secretary General Low Thia Khiang, Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC) Chairman Pritam Singh and Vice-Chairman Sylvia Lim were interviewed by members of the press on 26 July in regards to the ongoing legal suit that was filed by the independent panel on Read More

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DBS becomes first bank in Singapore to introduce QR code payment for taxis
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Commuters can now pay instantly with QR codes using DBS PayLah! across all 16,000 ComfortDelGro taxis – no credit/debit cards required In another industry first, users of DBS PayLah! – Singapore’s leading mobile wallet at 600,000 users – can now make instant QR Read More

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How can MRT reliability improved 3 times, when there are so many breakdowns? 
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Khaw Boon Wan sets new rail network reliability target as MRT becomes three times as dependable as in 2015” (Straits Times, Jul 27). Ownself delude ownself? The article writes, “The MRT system’s reliability has improved by three times since Mr Khaw Boon Read More

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CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist in Cambodia
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CSOs call on Appeal Court to overturn the unjust conviction of land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny; for an end to judicial harassment against her, and for her release from prison #FreeTepVanny Phnom Penh, 26 July 2017 – We, the undersigned, call Read More

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Latest updates to Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017
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The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is happy to announce programme updates for this year’s Festival that runs from 28 June to 9 September, including the new ‘SIFA Shares’ initiative, extra shows added for the sold-out Becoming Graphic, and finalised venues for dance creation MARK. THE Read More

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