Daily Archives: 2019-09-27

Asian NGOs call for Indonesian government to stop the abuse of power by Indonesian police

(Bangkok, 27 September 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM‐ASIA), together with its members in Indonesia, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial), the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI), and the Indonesian …

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TOC editor-in-chief files defence against PM Lee’s defamation suit

The Online Citizen‘s editor-in-chief Terry Xu has filed his defence against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit on Fri afternoon (27 Sep). Following Mr Xu’s refusal to take down an article published on TOC titled “PM Lee’s wife, Ho Ching weirdly shares article on cutting ties with family members” and issue an apology for the post as set out in …

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26,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in two consecutive days

26,714 cartons and 840 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized and 13 men were arrested in five separate locations on 18 and 19 September 2019. In a press release on Friday (27 September), Singapore Customs (SC) stated that in the afternoon of 18 September 2019, Singapore Customs officers conducted checks on two Singapore-registered bonded trucks at the vicinity of Choa …

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Second Indonesian student dies in legal-reform protests: sources

A second Indonesian student protester has died in demonstrations against a raft of divisive legal reforms, including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft agency, sources said, as fresh unrest was expected Friday. The 19-year-old engineering student died in hospital of blunt-force injuries to his head sustained in riots that erupted in Kendari city on Sulawesi island on Thursday, local …

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Family involved in alleged murder of a toddler at Chin Swee Road flat had ‘various interactions’ with community agencies – MSF

On Thursday (26 September), the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) revealed that there were “various interactions” between the family involved in the alleged murder of a toddler at Chin Swee Road flat and other agencies and community organisation over the years. A spokesperson from the Ministry said, “The nature of these interactions with the family is relevant to …

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AWARE launches new service to support individuals facing harassment and discrimination at work

Gender equality advocacy group AWARE launched a new service on Wednesday (25 September) to provide comprehensive support to anyone who is facing harassment and discrimination at work. Workplace Harassment and Discrimination (WHDA) service – which opens to both union and non-union members – offers both practical advice and emotional support to any person above the age of 18 working in …

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Haze: S’pore sends diplomatic note to Indonesia on hotspots, NEA requests more information on S’pore firms being investigated, says Masagos

Singapore has sent a diplomatic note to Indonesia “over the escalation of hotspots”, in addition to seeking and offering in return assistance in managing said hotspots, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli in a Facebook post yesterday evening (26 Sep). Stating that “stronger action” is needed to prevent the reoccurrence of haze in Southeast Asia, which …

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Another two bite the dust: Kaspersky updates decryption tool to fight ransomware pair

Ransomware is a dangerous threat to consumers and businesses, with new types of malware being developed rapidly by cybercriminals every day, in order to victimize users. Once locked out of files, corporations and home users are at the mercy of empowered cybercriminals who demand substantial amounts of money to regain access to their information. ‘Yatron’ and ‘FortuneCrypt’ are typical examples …

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