Civil Society

Silent Sit-in protest to be held on 4 November for frequent train breakdowns and latest flooding incident at NSL
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Yet another sit-in silent protest is set to be held in Hong Lim Park on 4 November (Saturday) in light of the recent major service disruption in the train system at North South Line on 7 October (Saturday) and breakdown at Downtown Line on Read More

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Youths asking consumers to petition Old Chang Kee and Polar Puffs to switch to using palm oil that does not cause deforestation and haze
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Over two weeks after World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched their campaign to switch to using palm oil that does not cause deforestation and haze, 11 companies have remained unresponsive. Two of these companies, Old Chang Kee (Ten & Han) and Polar Read More

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Amnesty International: Executions continue in flawed attempt to tackle drug crime, despite limited reforms
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences, which violate international law, has meant that dozens of low level drug offenders have been sent to death row in recent years, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. Cooperate or Die also reveals how Read More

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“1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years” documents accounts of ISA detainees of the public’s silence over their detention
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Book review of “1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years ” by Margaret John, Amnesty International, Canada 1987 – Singapore’s Marxist Conspiracy 30 years on is a riveting attempt to set out once and for all the historical truth and injustice of the arrests Read More

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SDP Chair Paul Tambyah condemns recent government crackdowns
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

  Newly Elected Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairperson, Paul Tambyah, issues an official statement on behalf of the party condemning the recent crackdowns on civil society activists, such as the arrest of Seelan Palay for his art piece outside of Parliament, and the Read More

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Function 8 and CAN: Article 14 of Singapore Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, expression, assembly and association
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Joint statement by Function 8 and Community Action Network on the arrest of activist Function 8 and Community Action Network (CAN) are deeply troubled and saddened by the arrest of artist Seelan Palay outside Parliament House on Sunday, 1 Oct 2017. He has Read More

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Local​ ​NGOs​ ​come​ ​together​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​joint​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​UN about​ ​gender​ ​inequalities​ ​in​ ​Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In an unprecedented move, 13 local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined forces to submit a report to a United Nations committee about the continuing gender inequalities in Singapore. This follows news reports last week that some women’s organisations were not supporting the coalition Read More

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Happy People Helping People Foundation holds first large scale excursion for elderly cardboard collectors
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Volunteer group, Happy People Helping People Foundation held an outing for old folks (majority being cardboard collectors and those who live in rental flats) at Sentosa just last Saturday which was its largest event till date, with 79 elderlies and around 55 volunteers. The old Read More

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UN Human Rights Council puts Cambodia under scrutiny ahead of 2018 elections
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

(Bangkok/Geneva, 29 September 2017) In passing its biannual resolution on Cambodia today, the UN Human Rights Council took the additional step of authorising the UN to prepare a report on the country in the next six months, ahead of the July 2018 elections. Read More

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Close to 2000 turn up at Hong Lim Park for protest against process of Elected Presidency
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Close to 2000 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on 16 September to show their concern and unhappiness over the recently concluded reserved elected presidency which saw Mdm Halimah Yacob being declared President-elect as sole qualifying candidate. While there were no speeches Read More

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