Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Lawyers for Liberty urges Singapore to withdraw “unacceptable threats” against lawyer representing Malaysians on death row

Human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) released a statement today (16 July) calling for Singapore authorities to withdraw “baseless allegations and unwarranted threats” against Malaysian lawyer and founder of LFL N Surendran who has been representing Malaysians death row prisoners, including Pannir Selvam Pranthaman. It appears that the Singapore-General’s Chambers has made the accusation in a …

Read More »

Brad Bowyer joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

Brad Bowyer, former member of People’s Voices (PV), took to his Facebook on Monday (15 July) to announce that he has joined Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP). “It is time Singapore stopped regressing and started PROGRESSING again. I am proud to be part of this movement,” he wrote. Mr Bowyer initially served as Lim Tean’s Shadow Minister …

Read More »

Singapore’s GDP growth drops to 0.1% in Q2, lowest since 2009’s Great Recession

As the world’s economy takes a deeper dive as it prepares for a looming recession, Singapore’s second-quarter data released on Friday (12 July) showed a dreadful slowdown. According to official estimates released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Republic’s year-on-year gross domestic product (GDP) growth only grew by a scant of 0.1% in the second quarter. This …

Read More »

Public mocks Chan Chun Sing after he said “political stability, competent leadership” kept Singapore ahead in weak global economic outlook

Despite a poor global economic outlook, Singapore managed to place itself higher than others due to its strengths like its “stable political environment with a competent and united leadership”, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Monday (8 July). Apart from this, the Republic was also able to stand apart from the rest because of its …

Read More »