Civil Society

Disappointing that discretion is not given to all Malaysian judges when sentencing convicts for drug trafficking
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2017 Meant To Abolish Mandatory Death Penalty And Return Sentencing Discretion To Judges Has Too Many Flaws MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) welcomes the fact that the Bill to amend Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act Read More

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Violence survivors, industry leaders and MP Louis Ng lend voices for campaign to end violence against women
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

After the online movement #metoo papered social media feeds with women’s experiences of sexual violence, the Let’s Unite campaign, led by gender equality group AWARE, invites the public to start taking collective action to end violence against women. Organised in view of the Read More

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UN experts repeat call for laws to enshrine gender equality in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The United Nations’ CEDAW committee has repeated its recommendation that Singapore include in its Constitution or laws a definition and prohibition of all forms of discrimination against women. The Committee, comprising international experts, issued its recommendations in a document “Concluding Observations” on Tuesday Read More

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High Court victory sets precedent for migrant workers’ rights
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics Imagine paying thousands of dollars to land a job with a faraway employer you’ve never met or signed a contract with. That’s an unavoidable reality for many low wage migrant workers. Often, prior to arrival, the only Read More

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Cambodia: The End of Democracy
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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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GONGOs’ presence in ASEAN civil society conference needs to be addressed
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

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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