Daily Archives: 2017-07-11

Amnesty International call for the halt of Prabagaran Srivijayan’s execution on coming Friday

Malaysian facing imminent execution for drugs conviction after unfair trial The Singaporean authorities must halt the imminent execution of a Malaysian man convicted of importing drugs amid serious concerns about the fairness of his trial, Amnesty International said today. Prabagaran Srivijayan’s execution has been scheduled for this Friday, 14 July 2017, according to his family who were informed last week. …

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GIC’s returns aren’t so bad after all?

The GIC’s performance is not much worse than other sovereign wealth funds. I refer to the article “GIC posts steady real returns of 3.7% amid uncertainty” (Straits Times, Jul 10) It states that “GIC’s 20-year annualised real rate of return – its most important benchmark – was 3.7 per cent (5.1 per cent nominal) for the year ended March 31, down …

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MADPET calls on Singapore to stop its plans to execute Malaysian citizen in respect of Malaysian court

by Charles Hector, for and on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) calls on Singapore to stop its plans to execute Malaysian citizen Prabagaran Srivijayan on Friday, 14 July 2017. Prabagaran was convicted and sentenced to death for the offence of drug trafficking by Singapore.  There are concerns that he was not …

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Dis-Grace at Speak Mandarin Campaign

In an ironic twist to the launch of the Speak Mandarin Campaign 2017 at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on 10 July, the Mandarin-worded sign which the guest-of-honour, Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth stood behind, had a wrong Chinese character written on it. While the intended character and the character that is printed on the sign look …

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