Daily Archives: 2019-06-04

Human rights defenders face severe risks including killing in Asia, says FORUM-ASIA

During the launch of the latest report by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), it is found that human rights defenders in Asia are at high risks. “In Asia, we are witnessing more and more human rights defenders being subjected to increasingly severe forms of violations, particularly killing, simply for defending human rights,” said Sejin Kim, Programme …

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The Lee women spurring Singaporean appreciation for community art

The women of the Lee family are inadvertently championing community art in Singapore. One makes art while the other wears it. Lee Suet Fern – lawyer, daughter-in-law of Lee Kuan Yew, married to Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Singapore Prime Minister – is, as you might already know, quite an accomplished quilter. On the other hand, PM Lee Hsien Loong’s wife …

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Trial against American behind Singapore’s HIV Registry data leak commences

Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American charged with leaking sensitive and confidential information of 14,200 individuals from Singapore’s HIV registry faced his first day of trial on Monday (3 Jun) in Kentucky. The presiding judge, US District Judge Danny Reeves, refused his request to dismiss the case. The proceedings continued as prosecutors called more than half a dozen witnesses including FBI …

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SDP visits Google Singapore and discuss ways the party’s online communication can be improved for the next GE

Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), took to his Facebook on Monday (3 June) to share about his party’s recent visit to Google Singapore’s office. Apart from visiting the multi-national tech company’s “spanking” office, Mr Chee also revealed that they had a “fruitful discussion” on how the “tech giant can support SDP’s online communication needs …

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