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LGBT tolerated as long as the community stays private and not “glamourised”: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

The right of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to exist in Malaysia will not be denied so long as the community leads its lives under wraps, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Speaking in an interview Read More

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Ground-up Initiative kampong chief & founder, Tay Hock Lai dies at 54
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

The sudden passing of Tay Lai Hock was announced on the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) Facebook page on Tuesday Morning (Aug 14). The founder and ‘kampong chief’ of the non-profit organization apparently collapsed at work on Tuesday morning and couldn’t be revived. He was Read More

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AWARE recommends free childcare, stronger workplace protection and financial incentives to help low-income mothers break out of poverty
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

To help break low-income mothers out of poverty, gender equality group AWARE recommends that low-income households should have access to free good quality formal childcare; the State should put in place a robust employment protection for casual workers and enforceable prohibitions against workplace Read More

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The hearts and souls behind home-grown Edith Patisserie, Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

In this first of TOC’s series of interviews with local entrepreneurs who follow their passion, we spoke with Ethel Tan and Shaun Ong, who founded Edith Patisserie, a home-style bakery with a small team of dedicated bakers who deliver freshly baked cakes in a variety Read More

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Meet Thailand’s self-proclaimed graffiti ‘terrorist’, Headache Stencil
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Described as Thailand’s Banksy, the masked Headache Stencil has been making political street art for the past few years now. According to an interview he gave to Art Whore, Headache says “…I really do “art”on the day military made coup in Thailand. Really Read More

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Disadvantaged schoolchildren get a boost from DHL Express
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Singapore’s iconic Padang is once again filled with over 1,000 red and yellow DHL Express employees across the region for AsiaCup — the company’s annual Asia Pacific employee football and cheerleading event. This year, the DHL has also organized an exclusive football clinic conducted Read More

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A true beacon of light in Singapore, Dr William Tan overcomes polio and cancer to change lives
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

Just recently, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Singaporean Dr William Tan the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for his outstanding contribution to the community. Dr William Tan’s story is really quite outstanding. He was born in 1957 and contracted polio at aged Read More

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Durian Festival at Sengkang turns into a durian debacle as organisers run out of fruits
By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

The Durian Festival organised by the Sengkang Community Club and endorsed by MP Teo Ser Luck took a sour turn on Sunday (29th July) as they realised they didn’t have enough durians for the amount of tickets that were sold. According to the Read More

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Joint statement from 10 international NGOs calling for judicial harassment of Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham to end
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and its partners Asia Democracy Network (ADN), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Forum Asia, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD), West African Human Rights Defenders Network, Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Balkan Civil Society Development Read More

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Statement by CAPE on SJI Vice Principal’s comments on activism in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

As a community of students concerned with political literacy and civic engagement, CAPE is disappointed with the comments made by the Vice Principal (VP) of Saint Joseph’s Institution (SJI) Mr Leonard Tan on the role and relevance of activism. Mr Tan had made Read More

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