Monthly Archives: October 2017

K Shanmugam: Authorities reviewing legislation and studying ways to counter threat of hate speech and extremist teachings

In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 3 October (Tuesday), it is reported that Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament that authorities will be reviewing legislation and studying ways to counter the threat of hate speech and extremist teachings. Mr Shanmugam was speaking on the motion “staying united against the terrorism threat” filed by four members of …

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Function 8 and CAN: Article 14 of Singapore Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, expression, assembly and association

Joint statement by Function 8 and Community Action Network on the arrest of activist Function 8 and Community Action Network (CAN) are deeply troubled and saddened by the arrest of artist Seelan Palay outside Parliament House on Sunday, 1 Oct 2017. He has been released on police bail since yesterday and is subjected to severe restrictions including restrictions on travels. …

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Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Singapore, Malaysia and India from 30 Oct to 9 Nov

Visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, at the request of the British Government, will celebrate the U.K.’s partnership with three Commonwealth Nations (Singapore, Malaysia and India) on shared priorities in advance of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018. The visits by the two royals will highlight key themes including celebrating community, cultural diversity and promoting …

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Sylvia Lim asks if PM, DPM Teo and Minister Chan make misleading statements to Parliament on counting of first President for Reserved Election

Below is the speech by Ms Sylvia Lim, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC from Workers’ Party for the Adjournment Motion, “Counting From President Wee Kim Wee Or President Ong Teng Cheong For Reserved Presidential Election – Policy Decision Or Legal Question?” on 3 October 2017 (Tuesday), seeking an explanation from the government on whether did the PM, DPM Teo …

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Singapore Sailor Olivia Chen gets support from Chiam SeeTong Sports Foundation

Singapore sailor Olivia Chen, who along with partner Griselda Khng are aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, have been granted financial support by the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation. 22-year-old Chen, is a former national netballer but who switched to sailing with Khng in the 49erFX class. Both sailors are trying to qualify for the Asian Games 2018 …

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Local​ ​NGOs​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​joint​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​UN about​ ​gender​ ​inequalities​ ​in​ ​Singapore

In an unprecedented move, 13 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined forces to submit a report to a United Nations committee about the continuing gender inequalities in Singapore. This follows news reports last week that some women’s organisations were not supporting the coalition report to the UN CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women) Committee. …

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