Daily Archives: 2019-06-26

28 human rights societies criticise Mahathir’s government over delay in appointing new SUHAKAM Human Rights Commissioners

28 human rights groups and organisations, including MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign, have expressed their discontent over the delay in appointing new Human Rights Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), and have urged Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his government to explain the delay. In a joint statement made …

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Khush Chopra: Democracy always wins

by Khush Chopra While observers of the state of democracy agree that democracy has been in relative decline in recent years, it is my view that democracy always eventually leads to better governance, stability and prosperity. The campaign slogan of the opposition mayoral challenger who won in a race for control of Turkey’s biggest and most important city Istanbul was: …

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Govt refutes ST Forum writer that middle-class incomes had stagnated

Last Sat (22 Jun), ST Forum reader Isaac Neo Yi Chong wrote that even as Singapore’s economy has been consistently growing, the rise in income inequality has been accompanied by “middle-class incomes stagnating, and even real wage declines for the lower class”. He also noted that inter-generational income elasticity (the disparity between incomes among generations) is heavily correlated with social …

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Questioning government’s policies

by Teo Soh Lung I find it sad that people should ask me for a solution when I criticise the policies of our government. I am told to shut up when I don’t have any idea (that’s what they presume) of how our government can rectify its bad policies. Such behaviour to me is confirmation that we have disempowered people …

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