Daily Archives: 2017-07-12

FIDH calls for Singapore to halt its execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan

Paris, 12 July 2017 - Singaporean authorities must halt the execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan, FIDH said today. Prabagaran, a 29-year-old Malaysian national, is scheduled to be executed by hanging on 14 July 2017. “Singapore must immediately halt the execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan and put an end to all executions in the country. It is disturbing that Singapore continues to impose mandatory death sentences for …

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CADPA urges Singapore to halt execution of Malaysian Prabagaran Srivijayan

Jakarta, 12 July 2017 – The Coalition for the Abolition for the Death Penalty in ASEAN (CADPA) strongly urges the Singaporean government to stop the plan of execution of  Malaysian citizen, Prabagaran Srivijayan. Prabagaran’s family has received a letter from the Singaporean authorities informing them that his execution has been scheduled for 14 July 2014. Prabagaran was convicted on 22 July 2012, …

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UN Human Rights Office calls on Singapore to halt execution for drugs charges

BANGKOK (12 July 2017) - The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on the Singaporean Government to halt the imminent execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan for a drugs related offence, and urges the Government to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. On 6 July 2017, Mr. Srivijayan and his family were informed …

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Cutting down customer support requests with knowledge base

by Robin S Offering great customer support services to all customers is one of the top priorities of every business. In one way or another, companies are investing high amounts of time and money to keep customers satisfied. The fact is that most people are used to looking for solutions on their own, as it is faster than contacting a …

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Temasek’s 10-year rolling returns at 10-year low?

I refer to the article “Temasek’s net portfolio value hits record $275b” (Straits Times, Jul 12). It states that “This measure includes dividends paid to its shareholder, the Finance Ministry, but not capital injections from the ministry. Temasek’s shareholder did not make any capital injections in the last financial year.” According to the chart in its report – the 10-year …

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9 in 10 teenage boys face social pressures to be “manly”, including through violence

A new survey has shown that 9 in 10 teenage boys report facing pressures to be ‘manly’ through experiences of harassment, bullying, teasing, social exclusion, and psychological and physical violence. The study, organised by gender equality group AWARE, surveyed 809 male respondents across JCs, Polytechnics and ITEs, most aged 17 to 18, who answered based on their experiences during secondary …

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Property investor vacancy rate way higher?

by Paul Ho (iCompareLoan.com) What are the good properties in Singapore to invest in? Which are the places with the best rental rates and lowest vacancy rate? These are important questions that a property buyer needs to look at. If you are planning to buy a place to rent out, where would you buy? Some would say, Orchard, some would say …

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Singapore’s ambassador to the United States says no “national crisis” in response to article by New York Times

Mr Ashok Kumar Mipuri, Singapore’s ambassador to the United States has issued a rebuttal to an article that was published by the New York Times about the Lee family saga on 4 July 2017, stating that "there is no national crisis in Singapore." The NYT article entitled, "Dispute Over Singapore Founder’s House Becomes a National Crisis" covered the allegations that Dr …

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