Daily Archives: 2018-02-02

UN human rights expert laments “tragic sense of déjà vu” in Myanmar, says refugee returns premature

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of refugees anytime soon was premature. In an end of mission statement following visits to Thailand and Bangladesh last month, Lee said …

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How can the government regain the trust of the people?

I refer to the article “Has trust in the government been eroded? It’s time to talk frankly” (Straits Times, Feb 1). The article by Straits Times Opinion Editor, Chua Mui Hoong states that “For this group, maintaining trust in Government is not the issue, because it has already been eroded. They may be a minority, but they are vocal, and …

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The hands of a sadistic political psychopath behind Operation Coldstore

by Tan Wah Piow 2nd February 2018 marks the 55th anniversary of Operation Coldstore in Singapore. In the early hours of 2nd February 1963, Singapore’s Internal Security Council (ISC) ordered the arrests without trial of 107 political leaders from leftwing opposition parties, civil society leaders, trade unionists, and students. That ‘security’ action paved the way for late Lee Kuan Yew’s …

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