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SPH CEO LG Ng can’t stop decline in newspapers ad page count

It was reported on Sunday (18 Mar) that the advertisement page count of Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Straits Times had slipped 12.7% year-on-year for 2Q in its financial year of 2018 (FY18). SPH’s financial year ends on 31 Aug. According to a report from UOB Kay Hian, the decline was driven primarily by the display ad segment, which accounted for …

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Human rights organisations condemn threat against fundamental freedoms in Singapore

(Singapore/Bangkok, 19 March 2018) – Think Centre and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM – ASIA) express great concern over the proposed Bill No. 11/2018 on Public Order and Safety (Special Powers), as it puts restrictions on the people of Singapore to exercise their fundamental freedoms. We particularly condemn the inclusion of peaceful protests as a threat to …

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Activist to be charged for various offences in court

The Police has informed through a press release that they will be charging Jolovan Wham, a well-known labour and human-rights activist in Court on Wednesday (29 November 2017) for organising public assemblies without a police permit under the Public Order Act, an offence of vandalism under the Vandalism Act, and for refusing to sign his statements under the Penal Code. The …

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Sayoni’s 2017 CEDAW Shadow Report on Singapore shows recommendations not heeded, obligations not fulfilled in ending discrimination against LBTQ women

Despite its claims that it has advanced women’s causes in the country, Singapore has fallen short, especially in supporting lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) individuals, says Singapore-based LBTQ women’s group Sayoni. Sayoni, a non-government organisation formed in 2006 that is committed to empower queer women, submitted a Shadow Report to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all …

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Adjournment motion on counting of Elected Presidency for Reserved Election, much needed for straight answers from PM without distraction

Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan Jin announced on Monday evening that Ms Sylvia Lim’s adjournment motion which has been balloted out twice previously, will be allowed to take place at end of the Parliament Sitting on 3 October. Writing on his Facebook page, Mr Tan wrote, “Just balloted for tomorrow’s adjournment motion (3 Oct 2017). Sylvia Lim’s motion has been picked. …

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