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The Online Citizen

100 civil society groups in South Korea launch protest against the established Christian-political association

On 27 January, 30,000 citizens and 100 civil society groups gathered for a demonstration against a series of social disturbance by a Korean Christian complex at Gwangwhamun Square in Seoul, where symbolic political and social movements are run, including the recent democratic Candlelight Revolution. “Global Citizens’ Human Rights Coalition to Call for the Shutdown of the Christian Council of Korea …

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EC buyer will regret like me

by a forgotten PAP supporter This is a story that goes back to 1997 when I was enticed by the Housing Development Board (HDB) to buy into a Executive Condominium (EC), Windermere in Choa Chu Kang, which I took possession in 1999. For many, a EC is a gift from our government but in reality, we are being used as a …

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Critical role of civil society

by Robin Low The idea of a welfare state is shunned by many countries and groups within our modern business-oriented society. At the same time, the rise of neo liberalism and the growing concentration of wealth have created the conditions for an explosive growth of philanthropy. We have limited resources but ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, so we look to philanthropy …

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Registration Officer prepares the Registers of Electors, same timing as 2015

The Election Department has announced that the Registration Officer is preparing the Registers of Electors in accordance with section 10(1)1 of the Parliamentary Elections Act based on the prescribed date of 1 Feb 2019. Any person who satisfies the following qualifying criteria as of 1 Feb 2019 (i.e. the cut-off date for the Registers of Electors) will have his name …

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Chafer cyberespionage group targets embassies with updated homebrew spyware

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected multiple attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with homebrew spyware. The attacks appear to be using an updated Remexi backdoor. Several legitimate tools were also used during the campaign. The Remexi backdoor is linked to a suspected Farsi-speaking cyberespionage group known as Chafer, previously associated with the cyber-surveillance of individuals in the Middle …

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Rockets from Batam, statistics and MHA

by Teo Loh Sung While it is commendable that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) publishes periodic terrorism threat assessment reports and summarises the number of detentions and releases under the Internal Security Act (ISA), more details and accuracy of information would be appreciated. BATAM ROCKET? One incident that the Singapore government seems to be obsessed with is the alleged …

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