Civil Society

Close to 2000 turn up at Hong Lim Park for protest against process of Elected Presidency
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Close to 2000 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on 16 September to show their concern and unhappiness over the recently concluded reserved elected presidency which saw Mdm Halimah Yacob being declared President-elect as sole qualifying candidate. While there were no speeches Read More

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Foreign domestic workers living in harsh condition at agency while waiting for employment
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On Sunday, Jolovan Wham, a migrant worker rights activist posted a photo of several women lying on the floor of a kitchen on his instagram, stating that the women are foreign domestic workers (FDWs) who are waiting to be deployed to their employers. The Read More

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Human Rights Watch: End Harassment of Peaceful Activists
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Human Rights Watch, an international non-government organisation for human rights, issued a statement on Thursday in response to ongoing police investigations into a candlelight vigil which the Police has deemed to be an illegal public assembly. In the statement, HRW calls for the Read More

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Amnesty International: Investigation into peaceful assembly is Singapore’s latest effort to intimidate human rights defenders
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization focused on human rights, issued a statement on Friday to raise concerns over the ongoing police investigation of ten anti-death penalty activists for participating in a vigil outside Changi Prison and called it as a latest attempt to intimidate Read More

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Forum-Asia: In Solidarity with The Cambodia Daily, Stop Silencing Dissenting Voices
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has expressed its deep concern on the forced closure of the independent newspaper the Cambodia Daily, which has published its final edition today after 24 years of unbiased and fearless news reporting. The regional human Read More

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Function 8: Stop harassment and intimidation of citizens participating in civil society activities
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Local non-government organisation, Function 8 has issued a statement to condemn the police harassment of anti-death penalty activists who held a vigil outside Changi Prison on the night of 13 July 2017 for Prabagaran Srivijayan who was to be executed at dawn on Read More

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Nparks throws last minute notification on Protest Event against Reserved Presidential Election
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Organisers and speakers of the protest event on this Saturday, have been sent a letter from the National Parks Board (NParks) just five days before the actual event, indicating that they require police permits for their speeches. The planned protest event was meant to Read More

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#GoHazeFree campaign targets use of unsustainable palm oil in eateries
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on August 25th, 2017 at 12:35 amEnvironmental non-profit organisation, People’s Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze) in its latest campaign, #GoHazeFree writes that many eateries in Singapore and the region are still using unsustainably produced palm oil, which may contribute to Read More

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Singaporeans need a revitalized social contract
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Think Centre Our island state was founded more than 50 years ago on the basis of “one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and Read More

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Civil society calls for the cease of Malaysia’s arbitrary detention and deportation of human rights defenders
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a statement penned by the Malaysian civil society  We the undersigned civil society strongly condemn the detention and subsequent deportation of Adilur Rahman Khan on 20 July 2017 and express our grave concerns on the growing trend in Malaysia where local Read More

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