Daily Archives: 2017-09-04

Forum-Asia: In Solidarity with The Cambodia Daily, Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices
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The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has expressed its deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting. The regional human Read More

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Function 8: Stop harassment and intimidation of citizens participating in civil society activities
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Local non-government organisation, Function 8 has issued a statement to condemn the police harassment of anti-death penalty activists who held a vigil outside Changi Prison on the night of 13 July 2017 for Prabagaran Srivijayan who was to be executed at dawn on Read More

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There will be no mandate or respect for the President if there is a walkover
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by Lim Tean, lawyer and political activist Over the weekend , the Mainstream Media was suggesting that perhaps there is no need for a contest in the upcoming Presidential Election and that the reserved Election promotes multi-culturalism. What utter nonsense! This reserved Election Read More

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Greater political competition is needed for PAP to avoid group think
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by Chris Kuan It is interesting to note in Channel News Asia piece “Relooking the recruitment and renewal of the PAP’s leadership” that every member of the People’s Action Party’s so-called 4th generation leaders has his/her roots in government. “Must avoid group think”, so Read More

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MFA issues statement to strongly condemn nuclear test conducted by North Korea
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Joining countries around the world in denouncing the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 3 September 2017, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a statement on Sunday evening to strongly condemn DPRK’s highly provocative act. On Sunday, Read More

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Deep sense of learned helplessness prevailing in the nation
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by Dr Ang Yong Guan I sense that there is a deep sense of learned helplessness (evident in the frequent sighing and remarking: “What can we do? They dominate the political space and can do what they want!”) amongst citizens prevailing in the Read More

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The death of Singapore’s presidency system
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By Jackson Tan Singapore’s own version of ‘Mother of all Bombs‘ (MOAB) When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced during a Parliament sitting in Nov’16 [1] that the next Presidential Election would be reserved for candidates from the Malay community, the idea of Read More

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