fbpx

Kenneth Lin

The ISD, Dr Chee, and Gandhi Ambalam walk into a restaurant

Below is a humorous anecdote of how Dr Chee first met the late Gandhi Ambalam, SDP’s former chair and long-time member, who recently passed away. Dr Chee first shared this story at Mr Gandhi’s funeral at Mandai Crematorium, and it was subsequently published at yoursdp.org. We reproduce it full here with permission. I received a call one evening and the …

Read More »

A Week at All Saints Home, Part Two

Note: This is the second of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part one here. == Three days later, the ABBS volunteers gather at All Saints Home in Yishun. One by one, the volunteers push the elderly residents in their wheelchairs to neatly parked rows facing a projection screen. Today, the volunteers will lead the residents …

Read More »

A Week at All Saints Home, Part One

Note: This is the first of a two-part series on volunteers at All Saints Home. Read part two here. == An old lady in a wheelchair looks up at me. She smiles and says something in Teochew to the volunteer beside her. They both share a laugh. “What did she say?”, I ask the volunteer. “She says her painting isn’t …

Read More »

Old Chang Kee switches to sustainable oil after petition hits 8K signatures

Old Chang Kee, local purveyor of curry puffs and other local snacks, has switched to using a more sustainable palm oil after a petition started by local students accumulated over 8000 signatures. According to the latest petition update, the organisers of the petition received an email from Old Chang Kee at the beginning of February informing them they have switched …

Read More »

‘The Past is not the Past’, an exhibition to remember

“The party is not the....”, a visitor beside me squints into a portrait, trying to make out the tiny words handwritten just below it. After the words, an ‘Erica’ is signed. “The past is not the past”, I correct him. He grins and then realises. That is the name of the exhibition, after all. === It is opening night for …

Read More »

Petition supporting Jolovan hits 4915 signatures, delivered

The petition in support of Jolovan Wham, the activist who got slapped with 7 charges relating to organising public assemblies, has been delivered to the Prime Minister and Attorney General in both email and physical copy. Titled, “Drop charges against Jolovan Wham; Protect our freedom of expression”, the petition started at the beginning of December, and has hit almost 5000 …

Read More »

SDP to former Minister and Keppel’s Board Chair Lee Boon Yang: Resign

The SDP has released a statement expressing disbelief and skepticism that the board of directors of Keppel did not know about the bribes that were paid in Brazil. "If this is the case, then the entire board should resign for dereliction of duty because overseeing a company's executives and their activities is precisely what board directors are supposed to do", says the statement. The …

Read More »

HK Activist Joshua Wong expresses solidarity with Jolovan Wham

Joshua Wong, more commonly known as the face of the Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong, has expressed his support for local activist Jolovan Wham on Twitter. The Umbrella Movement was a series of protests in 2014 calling for democracy in Hong Kong that saw up to 100,000 protesters on the streets, and lasting for 79 days. Wham has 7 …

Read More »

SDP Chair Paul Tambyah: Jolovan’s courage “should be commended”

Dr Paul Tambyah, chairperson of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), issued a statement on behalf of the party expressing support for activist Jolovan Wham, who has 7 charges brought against him for organising public assemblies. This is the latest show of support following statements by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and local NGO Function 8. Dr Paul quotes the then Prime Minister Lee …

Read More »

Petition started calling for charges against Jolovan Wham to be dropped

A petition has been started on Change.org calling for the 7 charges brought against activist Jolovan Wham to be dropped. 7 charges were brought against Jolovan under the Public Order Act, Vandalism Act, and the Penal Code. "As an activist, Jolovan has spoken out against detention without trial and has been an untiring and staunch advocate of free speech, as …

Read More »