Daily Archives: 2018-08-25

PM Lee can’t compare HDB flats with private developers when it comes to “sale” terms but then still claim altruism which private developers do not 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) has defended the 99 year lease of Housing Development Board (HDB ) flats by remarking that he found the argument by some commentators “frankly amazing”, as many private properties are also held on 99-year leases but no one argues they are merely being rented. While I agree that there are a significant number of …

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Southeast Asian lawmakers call for international justice for Rohingya atrocities

Southeast Asian lawmakers from Singapore, Malaysia. Timor-Leste, Philipines and Indonesia have signed a statement calling for the international community to take urgent measures to hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations against the Rohingya people. They also call upon members of the United Nations Security Council to immediately refer the human rights situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal …

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MADPET calls for Malaysia government to reaffirm commitment to abolish anti-human rights laws including detention without trial laws and sosma

MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is most concerned when Malaysia’s new government, vide the Home Affairs Minister, in his Reply to a Parliamentary question dated 15/8/2018, tells us that this government plans to continue to use draconian laws like SOSMA [Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012] and POCA [Prevention of Crime Act 1959].  ‘’…Kerajaan akan terus menguatkuasakan undang-undang untuk …

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