Legislation

SDP Chair Paul Tambyah: Jolovan’s courage “should be commended”
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

Dr Paul Tambyah, chairperson of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), issued a statement on behalf of the party expressing support for activist Jolovan Wham, who has 7 charges brought against him for organising public assemblies. This is the latest show of support following statements Read More

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Petition started calling for charges against Jolovan Wham to be dropped
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

A petition has been started on Change.org calling for the 7 charges brought against activist Jolovan Wham to be dropped. 7 charges were brought against Jolovan under the Public Order Act, Vandalism Act, and the Penal Code. “As an activist, Jolovan has spoken Read More

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Singapore can no longer use majority support as the reason for not abolishing the death penalty
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Speaking in a panel of a public forum held on last Friday (9 Dec) , Michael Hor, Dean of the Faculty of Law in University of Hong Kong, said that with the results from the survey, “Public Opinion on the Death Penalty”, the Read More

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Claims from road traffic, industrial accidents to be raised from 1 December 2016
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Supreme and State Court have announced that the State Courts’ jurisdiction for claims arising from road traffic accidents and claims for personal injuries resulting from industrial accidents will be increased from $250,000 to $500,000 with effect from 1 December 2016. They said Read More

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Singaporeans with foreign spouse are compelled to leave Singapore due to difficulties with passes
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A Straits Times reader posted a letter in the ST forum, about the government restrictions that make it hard for many Singaporeans and their foreign spouses to live in Singapore, with the constant struggle for the access to basic rights like employment, housing Read More

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Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) to re-register at age 55 from 1 Jan 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it will introduce National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) re-registration at age 55 from 1 January 2017. ICA said that currently, Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) register for their NRIC at age 15 Read More

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Pritam Singh: A need to prevent the scourge of online gambling in Singapore
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on November 24th, 2016 at 04:01 pmMr Pritam Singh, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, delivered a speech in Parliament on 7 November about his concern on online gambling in Singapore, In his speech, Mr Singh voiced his objection against the government’s Read More

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Desmond Lee: Government prepared to review laws criminalising suicide
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The law of decriminalising suicide attempts could come under review, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee on Monday, 7 November. Mr Lee said this in response to the question of Mr Louis Ng. MP for Nee Soon GRC in Read More

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The Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules to be amended in early 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced that it will be amending the Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules in early 2017 to introduce revisions to the current dog licensing regime. According to AVA, the revisions will improve Read More

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MHA: Foreign entities will need permits to organise or participate in events at Speakers’ Corner
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that it will be introducing amendments to the Public Order (Unrestricted Area) Order 2016, which will come into effect on 1 November 2016. One of the key area of the amendments is that foreign entities Read More

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