Author Archives: The Online Citizen

Forum Asia calls for the immediate release of Adilur Rahman Khan by Malaysian authorities
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Today, at around 4:00 am (SG time), Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar and Vice Chair of FORUM-ASIA, was detained by Malaysian Immigration at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As of now, no reasons have been given for his detention. Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Read More

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The dangers of dredging the Jamuna River for Singapore and Maldives
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by Piyali Banergee, Resilience.org & Nature Watch, Bangladesh Vulnerable riverbeds, shorelines and even fresh water lakes are being damaged by sand dredgers across the world. Sand – a necessary part of making concrete used extensively in the construction industry – helps build the cities Read More

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HDB does not use the term “tenant” to refer to HDB owners, but HDB’s legal documents seemingly do
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A member of public, Larry Leong penned a letter to the Straits Times forum which was published on 24 June, asking why is he required to pay property tax when he is a “tenant”: The report on the homes in Geylang Lorong 3 Read More

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Renting and driving for Uber: How much do you need to work to break even?
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by ValuePenguin.sg Everyone knows how expensive it is to own a car in Singapore. To get around these high prices ranging from S$100,000 and above, some savvy consumers have been resorting to renting from Uber and driving them for few hours a day to make up for Read More

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The Refugee Opportunity
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by Robin Low The plight of refugees is something that many Singaporeans don’t think about. The stance of “We can’t afford having them here” has been ingrained in many people, and many don’t even want to be in a discussion when you utter Read More

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Singapore voids marriage of trans woman and her wife
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by OutRight Action International As The Straits Times has reported on July 18th, the Registry of Marriages (“the Registry”) has voided the marriage of a transgender woman and her partner in an unprecedented case in Singapore condemned by OutRight Action International. Known as FK and BS, Read More

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What can a debt collector in Singapore actually do to you?
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by Singsaver.com.sg Although debt collectors in Singapore follow a code of conduct, it’s not the same as having an actual law. It helps to be aware of what debt collectors can or cannot do. In theory, the Credit Collection Association of Singapore (CCAS) has a code of Read More

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Malay community must retain some semblance of its pride, honour and integrity, to call a spade a spade
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by Ismail Kassim To the PAPpie Malays, I like to assure them that I too believe we, the Malays, should be accommodative to the People’s Action Party (PAP). I also agree that we should be appreciative of the slow but steady progress that Read More

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Just One Word
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by Teo Soh Lung I am sad for Singapore and Singaporeans. A single word about the judiciary in a private facebook entry which drew just 20 likes has attracted the attention of the Attorney-General’s Chamber. How did my country descend to this depth? Read More

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SDP highlights double standard by AGC in its action with Li Shengwu and Lee Hsien Loong
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In response to the recent statement made by the Attorney-General’s Chamber on Mr Li Sheng Wu’s private Facebook post, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) calls on the AGC to show even-handedness in the matter by also looking into the allegations made against PM Lee.  On Read More

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