Civil Society

CWS launches community initiative to provide for fosterers and rescue efforts
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Cat Welfare Society has just launched a new rescue initiative on Saturday (17 June 2017), a fostering and rescue registry and training programme with cat care kits for 50 first-time fosterers. Announcing its self-initiated ground-up movement at the 17th CWS Annual General Meeting Read More

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Function 8: “Deplorable that there are people who try to muzzle those who want the truth”
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Local NGO, Function 8 issues statement in response to the police report that was filed against the protest held by activists in the North-South Line on Saturday, stating that it “is deplorable that there are people who try to muzzle those who want Read More

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Remembering Dr Lim Hock Siew, Singapore’s freedom fighter and prisoner of conscience
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

“… a life without convictions, without idealism is a mere meaningless existence, and I’m sure most of you will agree that as human beings, we are worthy of a life much more meaningful than just that.”  – Dr Lim Hock Siew at the Read More

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Activists protest on MRT to show solidarity for ISA detainees
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

A group of activists took to the trains to protest the horrendous treatment that the Singapore government meted out upon 22 individuals who were detained 30 years ago under an operation that was entitled,”Operation Spectrum”  with the use of the Internal Security Act (ISA). Read More

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Amnesty International: Restrictions to LGBT gathering another attempt to suppress activism
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

International human rights group, Amnesty International is calling for Singapore authorities to revoke its new requirement that insists that entrances to a peaceful assembly are barricaded, and that people will be subjected to identity checks in order to enter. It states that this Read More

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Over 4000 signatures garnered for petition calling for changes in HDB housing policies towards single parents
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Over 4000 individuals have signed to express their support for the petition created by local NGO,  Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) to call for changes to housing policies by Housing Development Board towards single parents in Singapore. The petition which can be Read More

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Depoliticisation of education and deceit in monolithic stories of Singapore unforgivable
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

At the 30th Anniversary of Operation Spectrum which was held at the Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 29 year-old Kokila Annamalai was asked to share her thoughts on how Operation Spectrum impacted her as a young person in Singapore, and the effects it’s had on Read More

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UN Human Rights Office urges Malaysian Government to investigate disappearance cases of religious community workers
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

BANGKOK 23 May 2017) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia expresses serious concern regarding the recent disappearances of community workers Amri Che Mat and Raymond Keng Joo Koh, and urges Malaysian authorities to urgently investigate the abductions of the Read More

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UN rights experts: Blasphemy law has no place in a tolerant nation like Indonesia
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

GENEVA (22 May 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its criminalization of blasphemy. Their call comes after the recent blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of Indonesian politician and former governor Read More

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MARUAH expresses concern over amendment of Public Order Act
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

In a recent statement issued to the press, Maruah, a local non-government would like to express its concern with the amendment to the Public Order Act. In its statement, MARUAH emphasises the practicality of the new rules, stating that Hong Lim Park is Read More

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