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Today in history – remembering Operation Spectrum

Operation Spectrum, also known as the 1987 “Marxist Conspiracy”, was the code name for a covert security operation that took place in Singapore on 21 May 1987. 16 people were arrested and detained without trial under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) for their alleged involvement in “a Marxist conspiracy to subvert the existing social and political system in Singapore, using …

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Important not to conflate risks in training with those in operations: NCMP Dennis Tan on deaths of soldiers during NS training

On Monday (11 Feb), Worker’s Party secretary-general Pritam Singh, in proposing the amendment of Section 14 of the Government Proceedings Act (GPA), branded the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)’s “zero-accident mindset” in the wake of reservist Corporal First Class (NS) Aloysius Pang’s death at the end of last month as “unrealistic” and “wishful” even in “industries with notoriously strict safety standards”. Two years ago, …

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Function 8 pens their disappointment towards MHA for failing to respond to several of their correspondences

Civil rights group Function 8 took to its Facebook on Friday (13 September) to highlight their disappointment towards the civil servants in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for their failure to respond to several of the group’s correspondences. It added that the Ministry’s feedback unit does not even send out an automatic acknowledgment e-mail to the senders. “Function 8 …

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Economist Yeoh Lam Keong explains the problem of poverty in Singapore in inaugural Progress Singapore Party talk

On 10 September, the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) held its inaugural PSP Talk on the topic of poverty in Singapore and policy gaps in the social safety nets. Moderated by non-practising lawyer and advocate for social change, Khush Chopra, this talk featured well-respected economist Mr Yeoh Lam Keong who gave a presentation on the three major reforms that the government …

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The link between POFMA, ISA, and all of us

by Jason Soo On Wednesday 8 May 2019, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) was passed in Parliament with a majority of 72 to nine, with three abstentions. Welcome to a fate worse than Orwell’s 1984. We now have not one but 16 ministries of truth. During the period when POFMA had not yet been formalized into …

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