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NGO urges Malaysian govt to lift travel ban imposed on Han Hui Hui
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

by SUARAM/Forum-Asia The Malaysian government must immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Singaporean activist Han Hui Hui, FIDH and its member organisation Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) urged on 23 June. FIDH and SUARAM condemn the Malaysian authorities’ decision to deport Ms. Han back Read More

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“Big Data with a Big Heart” – Tableau Foundation awards NVPC with grant to drive social impact with data
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Change makers around the globe are discovering that data is a powerful ally in their efforts to create a better world. Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), working through Tableau Foundation, announced on Thursday (22 June) that it has awarded its first grant in Singapore Read More

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CWS launches community initiative to provide for fosterers and rescue efforts
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Cat Welfare Society has just launched a new rescue initiative on Saturday (17 June 2017), a fostering and rescue registry and training programme with cat care kits for 50 first-time fosterers. Announcing its self-initiated ground-up movement at the 17th CWS Annual General Meeting Read More

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Function 8: “Deplorable that there are people who try to muzzle those who want the truth”
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Local NGO, Function 8 issues statement in response to the police report that was filed against the protest held by activists in the North-South Line on Saturday, stating that it “is deplorable that there are people who try to muzzle those who want Read More

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Remembering Dr Lim Hock Siew, Singapore’s freedom fighter and prisoner of conscience
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

“… a life without convictions, without idealism is a mere meaningless existence, and I’m sure most of you will agree that as human beings, we are worthy of a life much more meaningful than just that.”  – Dr Lim Hock Siew at the Read More

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Activists protest on MRT to show solidarity for ISA detainees
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

A group of activists took to the trains to protest the horrendous treatment that the Singapore government meted out upon 22 individuals who were detained 30 years ago under an operation that was entitled,”Operation Spectrum”  with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA). Read More

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Amnesty International: Restrictions to LGBT gathering another attempt to suppress activism
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

International human rights group, Amnesty International is calling for Singapore authorities to revoke its new requirement that insists that entrances to a peaceful assembly are barricaded, and that people will be subjected to identity checks in order to enter. It states that this Read More

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Over 4000 signatures garnered for petition calling for changes in HDB housing policies towards single parents
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Over 4000 individuals have signed to express their support for the petition created by local NGO,  Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) to call for changes to housing policies by Housing Development Board towards single parents in Singapore. The petition which can be Read More

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Public shelter exercise at Little India MRT station
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

Early on Tuesday (23 May), Operationally Ready National Servicemen (ORNSMen) from 12 Public Shelter and Resilience Unit of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) participated in a shelter exercise at Little India MRT station as part of their annual In-Camp Training. The exercise Read More

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Depoliticisation of education and deceit in monolithic stories of Singapore unforgivable
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

At the 30th Anniversary of Operation Spectrum which was held at the Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 29 year-old Kokila Annamalai was asked to share her thoughts on how Operation Spectrum impacted her as a young person in Singapore, and the effects it’s had on Read More

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