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What is Honour Singapore’s “value-based” agenda?

A YouTube video sent by a reader to The Online Citizen has raised new questions over the religious affiliations of non-profit organisation Honour (Singapore). The video features a talk by Honour (Singapore) director Khoo Oon Theam entitled “Leadership Forum of Global Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs” in Taipei on May 2014, in which he explicitly links the supposedly secular organisation to the …

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What exactly does Honour Singapore do?

By Ghui I believe that everyone in Singapore has the freedom to believe in whatever religion they want to and partake in any activity of that religion as long as it does not hurt the social fabric of our secular, multi racial and religiously diverse nation state. I also wholeheartedly consider sacrosanct the right for individuals to hold differing opinions …

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Composition of Honour Singapore raises questions about its values

By Terry Xu A new non-profit organisation (NPO) called Honour (Singapore), officially launched on 5 August 2014 at the Fullerton Hotel, was reported widely in mainstream news, but garnered some raised eyebrows about the intent and slant of its key members. Honour Singapore is headed by Singapore’s elites in government and includes: Group president of GIC, Mr Lim Siong Guan as …

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Pang’s body arrives back home to Singapore; MINDEF says Pang to be accorded the honours of military funeral

The body of young actor Aloysius Pang has arrived back in Singapore after leaving Auckland, New Zealand on Friday (25 Jan) at noon (7am Singapore time). The flight carrying Pang back, a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R aircraft, landed in Singapore at about 5.45pm after more than 10-hours. His family received his body at Paya Lebar Air Base. According to a staff …

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Singaporean journalist Kirsten Han awarded Honourable Mention by The World Justice Project for extraordinary reporting

Singaporean journalist Kirsten Han was awarded an honourable in recognition of her extraordinary reporting on rule of law issues by The World Justice Project (WJP). She was honoured alongside five other outstanding journalists: Diego Cupolo (based in Turkey); Christian Davies (based in Poland); Alice Driver (based in Mexico); Emily Dugan (of the United Kingdom); and Emily Feng (of China). Kirsten …

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Veteran activist and advocates to be honoured at the 2016 Singapore Advocacy Awards

On this coming Saturday (20 August), the Singapore Advocacy Awards will be presenting awards to three individuals and two organisations that have been exemplary in their advocacy work in Singapore. This is the third and maybe last award ceremony held by the initiative. Launched in 2014, the Singapore Advocacy Awards (SAA) are a celebration and affirmation of the contributions of …

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TOC honoured at Singapore Advocacy Awards as Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year

The Online Citizen was awarded the prize for Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year at the 2015 Singapore Advocacy Awards on Friday. “The Online Citizen… has established itself as Singapore’s independent online news source of record, providing investigative news reports and thought-provoking commentary and expanding the space for the discussion of sensitive social and political issues,” said the Singapore …

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Honour in Singapore Q&A – Religious issues

As TOC’s “Honour in Singapore” series drew to a close, we sent a number of queries to Honour (Singapore)’s chairman Lim Siong Guan and executive director Jason Wong to clarify on some of the issues we raised. They declined a recorded interview, opting for an email response instead. The following are their answers, which we have presented in two parts due to …

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