Civil Society

Respect privacy and no to monitoring of internet usage or activity in Malaysia, say ASEAN NGOs
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Article 12 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights must be respected We, the undersigned organisations and groups, are most concern that the fact that all in Malaysians maybe under constant internet surveillance, which would be an invasion of the right Read More

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Amnesty International calls for the charges against peaceful activists and politician to be dropped
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Amnesty International (AI) is calling on the Singapore government to drop contempt charges against social worker and activist, Jolovan Wham and politician John Tan following a hearing at the High Court on 17 July 2018. In its statement on 18 July, AI states Read More

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Judging the judicary – The Unsaid and the Unsayable
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung We had a very interesting lecture on the above subject by Dr Kevin Tan yesterday. Many of us who blog don’t really spend a lot of time on the words we use online. Even if we are exceedingly cautious Read More

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One million free meals served a bittersweet moment for TWC2
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

1,000,000 – that is the number of free meals served by local charity Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) since the inception of its free meals programme in 2008. Affectionately known as The Cuff Road Project (TCRP), the meal programme began when a group Read More

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The law “should not play favourites” when it comes to legislation regarding fake news: media studies academic
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

Dr Cherian George, professor of media studies at the journalism department of Hong Kong Baptist University and a former journalist of The Straits Times in Singapore, has expressed concerns over the potential of misuse of legislation targeting the spread of fake news in the hands Read More

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Arts Community open call & town hall for new Arts NMP
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On 3 June 2018, it was announced that members of the public may submit names from then till 4 July 2018 for the position of Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore. The current Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun will be stepping down Read More

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Peace gathering at Hong Lim Park amidst high-profile Trump-Kim summit
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung After their lunch on Sentosa Island today, 12 June 2018, it is believed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will quietly leave the island while the American President Donald Trump will trumpet to the world what he got Read More

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Extrajudicial killings need speedy independent investigations, says Malaysian NGO
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A Malaysian Non-Government Organisation is calling for speedy independent investigations by the new Pakatan Harapan government as six individuals have been reportedly shot to death by police After Pakatan Harapan became Government. In a statement issued on Monday morning, MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty Read More

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Local human-right NGO voice out against denial of permit to protest during Trump-Kim Summit
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is the statement issued by a local non-government human rights group, Community Action Network over the denial of their application to hold a one-person public assembly during the summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Read More

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Peace gathering at Speakers Corner on 10-12 June, 4pm to 7pm
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Mr Patrick Low, a senior Singaporean who is a frequent commentator on social-political issues and participant to events at Hong Lim Park is holding a gathering at Speakers’ Corner along with his friends on this coming Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (10 – 12 Read More

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