Daily Archives: 2019-09-25

Cannabis made legal in Australian Capital Territory

Australians living in the home of the country’s parliament will be allowed to grow and possess small amounts of cannabis from next year under a new law passed Wednesday. While the possession of small amounts has been decriminalised in some parts of the country, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) — home of Canberra, the nation’s capital — is going a …

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Indonesia students rally again to protest major changes to laws

An estimated 200 students clashed with riot police in Indonesia’s capital as demonstrators hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at authorities who shot tear gas into the crowds on the third day of protests. The demonstrations erupted in response to a proposed criminal-code overhaul that includes everything from criminalising pre-marital sex and restricting sales of contraceptives, to making it illegal to …

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Stop being paranoid unless we aspire to become a hermit state

by Joseph Nathan When I read about some “experts” commenting on the risks of foreign intervention, some of them are sounding like as if we have a few paranoids are on the loose in Singapore. It is good and desirable to be cautious but when stretched to the extreme, it is sounding like another antic of Donald Trump. As a …

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Company fined $190,000 for fatal accident during tree cutting works

Sin Eng Cleaning Services Pte Ltd was fined $190,000 on Tuesday (24 September) under section 12(1) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) for failing to take adequate safety measures to ensure the safety of an employee who was performing tree cutting work. In a press release on Wednesday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that in early August …

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LGBTQ advocate and retired practitioner Dr Roy Tan files a constitutional challenge of Section 377A in the Singapore High Court

Retired general medical practitioner and long-standing advocate of LGBTQ+ rights in Singapore, Dr Roy Tan, has filed a constitutional challenge of Section 377A of the Singapore Penal Code. The constitutional-era law criminalises acts of “gross indecency between men, with a penalty of up to two years imprisonment. In a statement, Dr Tan said he has filed a case at the …

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