Daily Archives: 2017-12-10

Joint statement by Singapore NGOs on the prosecution of Jolovan Wham

Five non-government organisations; Think Centre, Sayoni, Project X, Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign and Function 8 have come together to issue a joint statement to express their collective grave concerns on this International Human Rights Day, regarding the prosecution of human rights defender, Jolovan Wham. Wham faces three charges of illegal assembly relating to the following peaceful events: 1. An indoor …

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Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

by Abhisit Vejjajiva This article is the first in a monthly series written by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its upcoming 25th Anniversary in 2018, whose first chairman is the late Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, to whom this article is dedicated. Almost 25 years ago, when leading …

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Sibor Reform – Impact on Home Loans: Interview with 938 NOW

Sibor Chart

Association of Banks of Singapore (ABS) and Singapore Foreign Exchange  Market Committee (SFEMC) proposals to improve the robustness of the market benchmarks and is calling for industry consultations and suggestions for improving the Sibor calculation methodology and scrapping the Sibor (12 month) due to lack of sufficient trading volume. Part of the reason for this review is due historically to …

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True blue Singaporeans – beware of your birth rights

by Tan Wah Piow I was born in Singapore in 1951, and had therefore acquired the right of rights as a citizen of Singapore – my birthright. This right, which was sacrosanct, is no more the case under the People’s Action Party (PAP). As a true blue Singaporean, I participated, probably too zealously, in the struggle for democratic rights. I …

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