Current Affairs

UPR of Burma to military regime: Halt all Human Rights Violations!

Press Release: Universal Periodic Review of Burma: Total Denial in the Face of Widespread and Systematic Human Rights Violations Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR) Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPP-B), Arakan Rivers Network (ARN), Burma Fund UN Office, Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC), Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO), Emergency Act Team vs Backpack Health Worker Team, Federation …

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SFD to MDA: Ban the Jolly Hangman

SFD Media Release 27 January 2011 Singapore SFD to MDA: Ban the Jolly Hangman Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) calls on the Media Development Authority (MDA) to ban Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock or assign it a classification that clearly and publicly indicates that the said book cannot be distributed or sold in Singapore. SFD makes this call …

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TOC party privatized!

Dear Readers, TOC Cassetted: Not A Political Party is no longer open to the public.It is now a private event for invited guests only. If you would like to attend, do write to us at [email protected] We will send you an invitation via email. Please produce a hard copy of the invitation upon arrival or we will have to turn you away …

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Socialist Front backs TOC and SFD

SOCIALIST FRONT PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY AND SUPPORT TO THE ONLINE CITIZEN & SINGAPOREANS FOR DEMOCRACY This is the Socialist Front’s Statement of Solidarity and Support issued in respect of the following 2 organisations: Singaporeans For Democracy The Online Citizen As a party firmly rooted in principles of democracy and fair play, the Socialist Front hereby expresses its firm …

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Possible candidates for the Presidential Election?

By Jason Lee We have six more months to persuade that eligible candidate who could shape our political future over the next six years. The mainstream media have over the past week carried commentaries on the upcoming Presidential Election. Interestingly, the introductory paragraphs in both commentaries (in TODAY and The Straits Times) sought to remind Singaporeans that other than the upcoming …

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A killer blow to online media – Malaysiakini

The following article was first published in Malaysiakini on 26th Jan. by Steven Gan Many had expected Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to be more stringent in enforcing controls a la Dr Mahathir Mohamad over the media. Few expected that he would be worse than Mahathir. Yesterday, the Home Ministry announced that the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) – …

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Singapore’s growth not so rosy for common folk

The following is an excerpt of an article posted on Daily Yomiuri Online. By Ayako Hirayama / Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer This is the first installment of a two-part series about issues in Southeast Asia, a region that has attracted increasing attention from Japan as a promising market and rapidly growing political partner. The first installment looks at Singapore’s open-door …

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Siew Kum Hong: Why I decided to join TOC

The following is a blog post written by Siew Kum Hong on 25 Jan 2011. Yesterday afternoon, The Online Citizen sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office naming four people who will be responsible for the preparation and accuracy of TOC’s donation reports under the Political Donations Act. I am one of the four, together with Joshua Chiang, Leong …

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BREAKING NEWS: Police wants TOC to apply to party

The police wants The Online Citizen to apply for no less than three licenses for its event, “TOC Cassetted, Not a Political Party”, which has been scheduled for the 29th of January 2011. The licenses required are the Public Entertainment License, the house to house and street collections license, and a notification to conduct a lucky draw under the house gaming rules. On the …

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