Civil Society

Australian Federal Senator reveals in Parliament the “tragic underbelly” of Singapore’s prosperity, Singaporean social worker Jolovan Wham’s efforts in championing migrant workers’ rights

There is a "tragic underbelly" in Singapore amidst the Republic's economic prosperity, said Labour Party Senator for Tasmania and Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate Mrs Anne Urquhart, and that is "the plight of the one million low-wage migrant workers" hailing from "developing countries across Asia". Speaking in the House of Senate in the Australian Parliament on 13 Nov, Senator Urquhart …

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AWARE launches Aim for Zero campaign to end sexual violence

Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality group AWARE kicked off their Aim For Zero campaign last week with a hard-hitting video featuring 10 women courageously opening up about their sexual violence and harassment. Their stories give us a glimpse of some common experiences among sexual violence survivors: battling victim-blaming attitudes, unsympathetic employers who took no action, or parents who …

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Malaysia abolishes death penalty for 32 offences, according to Minister Liew; death penalty however still under review, says DPM Wan Azizah

Following the announcement made by Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong regarding the Cabinet's decision to abolish the death penalty, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said that the Government will be reviewing the death penalty in relation to drug abuse. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (13 Nov), Mr Liew noted that the death penalty …

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Anti-death penalty NGOs urge Singapore govt to halt the execution of Malaysian national, Prabu N Pathmanathan

Statement by local anti-death penalty non-government organisations, We Believe in Second Chances and Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign We strongly urge the Singapore government to halt the execution of Prabu N Pathmanathan, a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore, scheduled to be carried out on Friday 26 October at dawn. Prabu was convicted for committing several acts preparatory to and for …

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MADPET welcomes Malaysian Cabinet decision to abolish the death penalty

Statement by MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) to welcome the announcement that the Malaysian Cabinet has finally decided to abolish the death penalty, and that the needed Bill will be tabled at the next Parliamentary session, now scheduled to begin on 15/10/2018. In the evening of 10 October 2018, the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty, it …

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