Civil Society

World organisations: Myanmar must prioritize protection of civilians in Rakhine state, address the roots of the conflict
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A statement signed by over 108 civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals addressed to Myanmar and ASEAN calls for Myanmar to cease violence against and abuses of unarmed civilians in Rakhine State and the other conflict areas such as northern Shan and Kachin States and ASEAN Read More

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Human Rights Watch: Laws chill free speech and assembly
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International human rights organisation, Human Rights Watch call for the end of repressive prosecutions, regulations, and civil suits (Kuala Lumpur, December 13, 2017) – The Singapore government’s use of overly broad criminal laws, oppressive regulations, and civil lawsuits severely curtails freedom of speech and assembly, Human Read More

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International Commission of Jurists urges Singapore to stop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham
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Bangkok, Thailand – The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today urged the Government of Singapore to end the harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham and to amend laws used to restrict the work of Jolovan Wham and other human rights defenders. Jolovan Read More

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Signature drive for a public petition for the government to provide full and live telecast of Parliament
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Last updated on January 23rd, 2018 at 03:14 pmWe are calling for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents of Singapore to sign the attached Public Petition to urge our government to telecast live and in full all proceedings in Parliament. This letter provides the reasons Read More

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International Human Rights Day commemoration in Singapore
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by Teo Soh Lung Human Rights Day (10 Dec) was commemorated in small but meaningful ways by civil society. It began with the screening of the documentary “1987: Untracing the Conspiracy” by Jason Soo at The Projector. About half of the 22 people Read More

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Joint statement by Singapore NGOs on the prosecution of Jolovan Wham
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Five non-government organisations; Think Centre, Sayoni, Project X, Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign and Function 8 have come together to issue a joint statement to express their collective grave concerns on this International Human Rights Day, regarding the prosecution of human rights defender, Jolovan Read More

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Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics
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by Abhisit Vejjajiva This article is the first in a monthly series written by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its upcoming 25th Anniversary in 2018, whose first chairman is Read More

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FORUM-ASIA calls for end of judicial harassment of Jolovan Wham
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Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional  human rights with 58 member organisations in 19 countries across Asia, strongly condemns the judicial harassment by Singaporean authorities of Jolovan Wham, a pro-democracy civil rights activist. The Attorney-General’s Chambers brought seven charges Read More

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52 Malaysian organisations issue joint statement in solidarity with Singaporean activist, Jolovan Wham
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52 organisations from various fields of civil society and states within Malaysia have signed a joint statement to express solidarity with Singaporean activist, Jolovan Wham who has been recently charged in court by the authorities, stating that they refuse to keep silent when Read More

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Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights defender Jolovan Wham
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A statement issued by Frontline Defender, an international NGO based in and founded in Dublin with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Read More

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