Daily Archives: 2018-09-11

5th Edition of SIGEF in Singapore, fostering technology for good and further UN SDGs

Horyou, the social network for social good, and Horyou Foundation is organising its fifth edition of the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum, SIGEF, at Suntec, Singapore on September 12-13. SIGEF 2018 is set to bring together a multi-stakeholder audience of investors, a high-level network of business and company executives, government and ministerial representatives, non-profit and international organizations, as well …

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13 bonus months for the Prime Minister in 2017? PM Lee skirts questions filed by WP NCMP Leon Perera about total bonus months paid to ministers

In a written reply to Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong answered that the average Performance Bonus (PB), and the range of PB received by Political Office Holders of all grades in 2017, was 4.1 months. Sharing a table that showed the range of PB over the past five years : PM Lee wrote: The pay …

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Charles Chong is directly interfering in the affairs of Cambodia: Tan Wah Piow

by Tan Wah Piow Today’s Guardian carries a report of the Cambodian PM being condemned as a dictator by the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights. “Charles Santiago, spokesman for the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), said the release of Kem Sokha was “far from all that is required”. He said: “Whilst there remains only one political party in parliament …

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Government can easily keep 377A while showing that they “listened to the people”

Let’s think about the timeline of events: 6 Sept – India repeals Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult gay sex. 6-8 Sept – Singapore’s veteran diplomat Tommy Koh says he “would encourage our gay community to bring a class action to challenge the constitutionality of Section 377A”. IPS Director and (more relevantly) Chief of Government Communications Janadas …

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