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Eulogy for Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao, an exemplary teacher of the Christian faith
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Rev Miak Siew In the middle of the forest lay a fallen redwood tree – it stood tall in its day – as tall as a 30-storey building, a giant above the rest. It lay on the forest floor now. We gather Read More

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Eulogy for Rev Dr Yap Kim Yao – friend, comrade, mentor
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by Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib It’s too soon. Just last week I was asking a friend how Rev Yap was and that I should visit him at his home soon. But God loves him more. Rev Yap has been an inspiring figure. To me Read More

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Cambodia: The End of Democracy
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The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday. The judiciary in Cambodia is closely controlled by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and has been increasingly Read More

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Australia votes to change Marriage Act to back same sex marriage
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Australians are joyous as the vote that has been conducted to change the Marriage Act resulted to more than 60 percent voted “yes” to back the same-sex marriage. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on Read More

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GONGOs’ presence in ASEAN civil society conference needs to be addressed
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by Jean Chong Yesterday I was terribly upset by what I saw. The ASEAN civil society conference (ACSC) is a parallel event to the ASEAN summit that brings civil society organizations (CSOs) together yearly for solidarity, to discuss issues and to draft a Read More

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Human Rights and Children under the Spotlight at the 17th Informal ASEM Seminar
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The 17th Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Human Rights Seminar brought together over 70 experts, professionals, academics, civil society and government officials from Europe and Asia to discuss the status of rights of children on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In his opening speech Read More

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Govt alone cannot solve environmental challenges, says Minister for Environment
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on November 5th, 2017 at 09:32 pmMinister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, outlines the government’s plan for a more sustainable Singapore, while also adding that the government requires the help of businesses, civil society, and individuals to Read More

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Chee: Civil Disobedience led to creation of Speakers’ Corner
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on November 4th, 2017 at 06:50 pmSingapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General, Dr Chee Soon Juan, counters a recent Straits Times article that alleges that the SDP’s civil disobedience “did not work”. In a blog post, Dr Chee explains the motivations behind Read More

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Local NGOs call out Minister for Law and Home Affairs on claims made against stance of anti-death penalty activists
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Six non-government organizations (NGOs) have jointly issued a statement in response to remarks made by Minister of Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam at the Asia Pacific Forum Against Drugs on 26 October 2017 which claimed that there have been growing calls from Read More

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Sayoni’s 2017 CEDAW Shadow Report on Singapore shows recommendations not heeded, obligations not fulfilled in ending discrimination against LBTQ women
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Despite its claims that it has advanced women’s causes in the country, Singapore has fallen short, especially in supporting lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) individuals, says Singapore-based LBTQ women’s group Sayoni. Sayoni, a non-government organisation formed in 2006 that is committed to Read More

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