Brunei to start punishing adultery and gay sex with death by stoning

Starting next week, adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be punishable by death via stoning. This is one of the many new controversial laws under the stricter Syariah law that was on hold for the past four years. This latest hard-line move from the small nation in Borneo drew immediate reactions of shock and horror among rights groups. Brunei …

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POCARI SWEAT teams up with Singapore Athletics for the 2019 SEA Games

POCARI SWEAT, the isotonic beverage developed by Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPC) today announced the partnership with Singapore Athletics (SA) at a joint press conference ahead of the 81st Singapore Open Track and Field Championships. Underpinned by their corporate philosophy of improving the quality of health worldwide, POCARI SWEAT has been in the forefront of major sports events in …

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Local groups call for greater freedom of expression in light of mounting charges against activist Jolovan Wham

A group of Singapore organisations have come together in a letter calling for greater freedom of expression. ‘Deeply troubled by the mounting charges’ brought against social worker and human rights advocate Jolovan Wham, these local groups have issue a letter calling for existing laws to be reconsidered. In 2017, Jolovan was charged for illegal assembly, vandalism and refusing to sign …

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Ding Yi Music Company revisits the masterworks of Peng Xiuwen this season

Few Chinese composers can attest to having the same amount of reverence as Maestro Peng Xiuwen does. The late music doyen (1931-1996) left behind a legacy as a leading light in the contemporary Chinese music scene, essentially the founding father of the genre of ‘Chinese orchestral music’ whose efforts led to the spread and export of Chinese music across the …

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AWARE’s report to the UN highlights the urgent need to protect children in Singapore from discrimination and inequality

Leading gender rights organisation, AWARE has called for policies to level the playing field and promote equality among children, such as free childcare for low-income households and an end to discrimination against single-parent or transnational families. In a report submitted last week to a United Nations Committee about the protection of children’s rights in Singapore, the leading women’s rights and …

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