Students demand an overhaul in NUS policy regarding sexual harassment while NUSSU Exco stands by punishment meted out to offender in latest case

Following the story of a National University of Singapore (NUS) student, Monica Baey, calling out the school for not giving out a stronger punishment to the student who has filmed her in the shower, a group of 489 students released a statement of concern regarding sexual harassment at NUS on 21 April. Addressed to the higher management including the President, …

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“The adoption of a draconian law on the pretext of combatting fake news was planned well in advance”, says RSF

About a week after the fake news bill was proposed in Parliament on 1 April, international non-profit, non-governmental organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) came out with a critical analysis of the bill, describing it as ‘completely inappropriate’. Addressing several concerns shared by many others such as the bill’s loose wording which grants the government wide discretionary powers, and afford disproportionate …

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Singapore’s mainstream media remains silent on the International Commission of Jurists’ critical open letter to government on POFMA

Adding to a list of other professors, histories, members of the media, and organisations which have come forth with a laundry list of concerns over Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) is the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). In an open letter to the PM Lee, DPM Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Law Minister K Shanmugam, …

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