Daily Archives: 2017-09-08

Human Rights Watch: End Harassment of Peaceful Activists

Human Rights Watch, an international non-government organisation for human rights, issued a statement on Thursday in response to ongoing police investigations into a candlelight vigil which the Police has deemed to be an illegal public assembly. In the statement, HRW calls for the authorities to end the harassment of peaceful activists and recognize that peaceful protest is part and parcel of …

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Amnesty International: Investigation into peaceful assembly is Singapore’s latest effort to intimidate human rights defenders

Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights, issued a statement on Friday to raise concerns over the ongoing police investigation of ten anti-death penalty activists for participating in a vigil outside Changi Prison and called it as a latest attempt to intimidate human rights defenders in Singapore. Below is the full statement by Amnesty International: The police investigation of …

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Salleh addresses claims of close connection with establishment for being board member on Temasek Foundation Cares

There have been accusations of Mr Salleh Marican, a business man who has declared his intention in standing for the upcoming Presidential Election for being closely connected to the establishment because of his position as a board member in Temasek Foundation Cares. Online comments such as the one below can be found on social media platforms, claiming that Mr Salleh is …

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ST “censors” NGO letter on recommendations to safeguard well-being of FDW caregivers

Just this morning, Straits Times published a letter written by local non-government organisation, HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) that was submitted in response to the ST article published on 4 Sept on providing assistance to caregivers in Singapore. The article was re-titled to “Give maids proper caregiver training“. HOME’s letter highlighted the vital roles that foreign domestic workers (FDW) take …

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