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Singaporean couple shares their journey into urban farming

27-year-old Justine Ong-Farmer and her 31-year-old husband Scott Farmer both had well-paying jobs in Singapore. Ong, who is the youngest of four children, was born and bred in Singapore, and comes from a large Peranakan family. She was brought up in a very lively and colourful home, and around strong matriarchs. On the other hand, Scott is originally from the …

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New Naratif announces The Citizens Agenda, calls for input from public

New Naratif, a member-supported movement for democracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of information in Southeast Asia, announced a new initiative on Sunday (11 August), entitled  “The Citizens’ Agenda” (newnaratif.com/CITIZENSAGENDA). According to New Naratif, The Citizens’ Agenda’s goal is to increase issue-based discussion and citizenship participation in Singapore, by representing the voice of New Naratif’s readers in its coverage of …

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More than 1,500 participants run towards a more gracious and inclusive Singapore

Over 1,500 participants took part in the Singapore Kindness Run which was held for the third year at the National Stadium last Saturday (3 Aug). This year’s run is a ground up initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach, in collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, conjointly with the launch of Get Active Singapore (GASG) 2019. The primary objective of the run is …

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Lawyers, NGOs and families of M’sian death row prisoners submit appeal for clemency to President Halimah Yacob at S’pore High Comm in KL

Lawyers, nine NGOs and the families of Malaysian death row prisoners as well as their supporters submitted an appeal for clemency for Malaysian death row prisoners in Changi Prison at the High Commission of the Republic in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur yesterday (25 Jul). The memorandum was addressed to President Halimah Yacob, urging her and the Government of …

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Executing mentally impaired M’sian death row prisoner contravenes international law and even S’pore’s laws: Lawyers For Liberty

Singapore’s decision to execute a mentally impaired Malaysian death row prisoner breaches the standards of international law and even the Republic’s own laws, said Malaysian lawyer N. Surendran in a joint press conference with Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi at the Lawyers For Liberty office in Petaling Jaya on Tue (23 Jul). Surendran, who is also the founder …

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