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Daily Archives: 2018-10-26

Malaysian Prabu, one of possible 4, executed by Singapore disappointingly this week

Singapore should follow Malaysia in Abolishing Death Penalty as we strive for a Death Penalty free ASEAN Region. by Charles Hector, for and on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is very disappointed that Singapore, which is just one of 4 countries, still conducting execution for drug offences in 2017, has on …

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“President Halimah Yacob has breached due process in her handling of Prabu’s Clemency Petition” – Human Rights Lawyer

By M. Ravi I refer to the Malaysian Lawyer N. Surendran’s quote following Prabu N Pathmanathan’s execution earlier today:- “Late last night, the Singapore President’s Office delivered a letter to Prabu’s family in response to their clemency petition. The letter stated that ‘the clemency process has concluded’ and ‘we are unable to accede to your request … This rejection is …

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All light bulbs sold in Singapore to be minimally of LED efficiency level from 2023

The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced in a press release on Friday (26 October) that it will be raising the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) of lamps so as to phase out halogen bulbs and accelerate the switch among consumers to using more energy efficient lamps, as well as introducing MEPS for fluorescent lamp ballasts. According to the authority, this is …

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1,000 electric vehicle charging points to be installed by SP Group by 2020

By 2020, SP Group will carry out the installation of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points, which is twice the original number anticipated in June. In its press release on Thursday (25 Oct), the energy utilities corporation, which is wholly owned by Temasek, announced that 250 of the 1,000 charging points will be high-powered direct current (DC) chargers that will charge …

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Negeri Sembilan palace revokes honorific titles of Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor

Following investigations made by authorities into the scandal-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were stripped of their Datuk Seri and Datin Seri titles respectively, with immediate effect today (26 Oct). Bernama reported that Najib’s Darjah Seri Utama Negri Sembilan (SPNS) and Rosmah’s Darjah Seri Paduka Tuanku Ja’afar Yang Amat Terpuji …

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Lessons to be learnt from AHTC trial for the opposition

by Heron I disagree with Mr Augustine Low’s commentary on how the Opposition have had its wind knocked out through the AHTC trial. It should instead serve as lessons from which the Opposition can learn from. I have distilled four lessons for Opposition candidates to mull over as the next General Election comes into view. Lesson 1: Opposition wards should …

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Workers’ Party MP raise nearly $500,000 following public appeal, Party not involved in fundraising

The three Workers’ Party Members of Parliament who are being sued being sued by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and an independent panel acting on behalf of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) over an alleged breach of fiduciary duties as town councillors have managed to raise close to $500,000, following their appeal to the public through their blog, “In Good …

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UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia strongly condemns Singapore for execution of Malaysian national

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia issued a strong statement on Friday to condemn the execution of Malaysian national Prabu N. Pathmanathan by the Singapore government for a drug-related offence this morning. “We are deeply dismayed that there has been a sharp increase in executions in Singapore in recent years, with eight individuals executed in Singapore in 2017, …

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