Daily Archives: 2018-10-03

It’s only a matter of time before 377A is repealed, says Ready4Repeal authors

At a private town hall discussion on 30th September, members of the ‘Ready4Repeal’ movement said that Singapore’s anti-gay law will be repealed in due course. The question is when, not if. The petition which was authored by filmmaker Glen Goei and legal trainee Johannes Hadi called for the removal of Section 377A of the penal code which criminalises sex between …

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From waste to profit: Small business interview series with TreeDots

by ValueChampion Singapore wastes about 800,000 tonnes of food every year. To address this issue, local startup TreeDots has begun redistributing unsold food to organisations such as restaurants, caterers, charities and various corporations. As Asia’s first wholesaler of unsold food, TreeDots is attacking Singapore’s food waste problem head-on. This startup sources its inventory of underappreciated, but perfectly acceptable food from both food producers …

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An incident with no harm to the public merits a full criminal court case while incidents where people have died (such as the numerous NS incidents that were reported this year), no one has been brought to justice in open court?

The prosecution of artist Seelan Palay is yet another case whereby public monies may not have been best spent. Palay is accused of having committed an offence when he staged an alleged “public procession” from Hong Lim Park to the National Gallery and Parliament House to commemorate the detention of long-time political detainee Chia Thye Poh on the basis that …

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Performance art piece “a work of art that is open to interpretation”: Artist Seelan Palay on trial for performance of art piece from Hong Lim Park to Parliament House

Artist Seelan Palay has stated in his defence that contrary to the charge being held against him – the alleged participation in a public procession without a permit under the Public Order Act – his performance art piece was “peaceful at all times” and “a work of art that is open to interpretation”. Seelan declared in his testimony in court …

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Strengthening SMEs & Singapore: SME interview series with Funding Societies

by ValueChampion Funding Societies has raised more than S$240 million in loans for small businesses in Singapore using its crowdfunding platform, which matches individual investors with SMEs that seek funding. We interviewed the company to learn more about its success and journey. Funding Societies is a remarkable, Singapore-based startup that uses its crowdfunding platform to raise loans for small businesses. So far, …

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