Civil Society

AWARE and DPA: Employment Act amendments can do more to protect vulnerable employees
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) and DPA (Disabled People’s Association) welcome the Government’s move to amend the Employment Act (EA) to remove the salary cap so that it covers all workers, and to transfer the hearing of wrongful dismissal claims Read More

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AWARE: Remove debarment rule for all divorced parents, regardless of care and control arrangements
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Gender equality group AWARE commends the Government’s move to lift the three-year time-bar imposed on divorced couples for purchase of subsidised housing, urging the state to apply the removal to all, regardless of their care and control arrangements. “This is a welcome step Read More

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AWARE: Criminal justice amendments will ease the pursuit of justice for sexual assault survivors
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

AWARE in a statement, voice its support to the move to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) and the Evidence Act to enhance protection for complainants of sexual and child abuse offences in investigative and court processes. “AWARE was keenly involved in providing Read More

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Hong Lim Park protest against increase of GST on 3 March
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A protest against the 2% increase in GST will take place at Hong Lim Park tomorrow (3 March) 4pm to 7pm. The event is organised by Transitioning.org and will be expecting six speakers to talk about the Budget 2018. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had Read More

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SG academic at Oxford: Major “fake news” spreader is Govt – need to educate SGs to be more critical in thinking
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low Dr Thum Ping Tjin, a Rhodes Scholar and an academic at Oxford University, recently submitted his own views to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. He is also a renowned historian of Malaya. The select committee was appointed Read More

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AWARE: 2018 Budget lacks vision and holistic strategy on ageing population
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

AWARE, a local non-government organisation, ex welcomes the Government’s commitment in the Minister of Finance’s Budget Speech to increase spending for healthcare to address the challenges posed by Singapore’s rapidly ageing population. However, it expressed disappointment that the Budget speech – though earlier Read More

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Human Rights Watch calls for Singapore to end its practice of detention without trial
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore’s parliament should reject proposed revisions to the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act extending detention without trial and allow the law to lapse, Human Rights Watch said in a January 31, 2018 letter to members of parliament that was released today. The proposed amendments would extend the statute, enacted Read More

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UN human rights expert laments “tragic sense of déjà vu” in Myanmar, says refugee returns premature
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of refugees anytime Read More

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‘The Past is not the Past’, an exhibition to remember
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Last updated on March 29th, 2018 at 05:21 pm“The party is not the….”, a visitor beside me squints into a portrait, trying to make out the tiny words handwritten just below it. After the words, an ‘Erica’ is signed. “The past is not Read More

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Petition supporting Jolovan hits 4915 signatures, delivered
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

The petition in support of Jolovan Wham, the activist who got slapped with 7 charges relating to organising public assemblies, has been delivered to the Prime Minister and Attorney General in both email and physical copy. Titled, “Drop charges against Jolovan Wham; Protect Read More

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