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Silencing another generation? – Part 1
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung Deputy Prime Minister Tharman’s speech in the recent Majulah lecture at NTU is interesting. Why did he say that Singapore today “is a vastly different and more liberal place compared to what it used to be?….” Last year, he Read More

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Silent Sit-in protest to be held on 4 November for frequent train breakdowns and latest flooding incident at NSL
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Yet another sit-in silent protest is set to be held in Hong Lim Park on 4 November (Saturday) in light of the recent major service disruption in the train system at North South Line on 7 October (Saturday) and breakdown at Downtown Line on Read More

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Youths asking consumers to petition Old Chang Kee and Polar Puffs to switch to using palm oil that does not cause deforestation and haze
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Over two weeks after World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched their campaign to switch to using palm oil that does not cause deforestation and haze, 11 companies have remained unresponsive. Two of these companies, Old Chang Kee (Ten & Han) and Polar Read More

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Amnesty International: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences, which violate international law, has meant that dozens of low level drug offenders have been sent to death row in recent years, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Cooperate or Die also reveals how Read More

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Caltex Fuel Your School program seek to inspire Singapore’s youths to consider technical careers in a new light
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

As part of Science Centre Singapore’s 40th anniversary celebrations, 250 students aged 11 – 14 years experienced a sneak peek into potential career paths that involved designing wearable technology, computer coding and sound engineering. The budding STEM professionals were the first batch of participants in Read More

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“1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years” documents accounts of ISA detainees of the public’s silence over their detention
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Book review of “1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years ” by Margaret John, Amnesty International, Canada 1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years on is a riveting attempt to set out once and for all the historical truth and injustice of the arrests Read More

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SDP Chair Paul Tambyah condemns recent government crackdowns
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

  Newly Elected Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairperson, Paul Tambyah, issues an official statement on behalf of the party condemning the recent crackdowns on civil society activists, such as the arrest of Seelan Palay for his art piece outside of Parliament, and the Read More

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Function 8 and CAN: Article 14 of Singapore Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, expression, assembly and association
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Joint statement by Function 8 and Community Action Network on the arrest of activist Function 8 and Community Action Network (CAN) are deeply troubled and saddened by the arrest of artist Seelan Palay outside Parliament House on Sunday, 1 Oct 2017. He has Read More

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Singapore Sailor Olivia Chen gets support from Chiam SeeTong Sports Foundation
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore sailor Olivia Chen, who along with partner Griselda Khng are aiming to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, have been granted financial support by the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation. 22-year-old Chen, is a former national netballer but who switched to sailing Read More

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Local​ ​NGOs​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​joint​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​UN about​ ​gender​ ​inequalities​ ​in​ ​Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In an unprecedented move, 13 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined forces to submit a report to a United Nations committee about the continuing gender inequalities in Singapore. This follows news reports last week that some women’s organisations were not supporting the coalition Read More

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