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Absurd inconsistencies in SHRI’s administrative processes

~by: Jewel Philemon~ “Mr See had not stated the subject matter of the forum in his application form. The Institute’s constitution states that it is not allowed to hold events of a political nature.” – David Ang, Executive Director, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) Singaporeans for Democracy (SFD) held a closed door forum last Saturday, titled ‘LKY: liberal democracy will …

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Three things you must know about ISA

~from Martyn See’s blog~ There are three things you need to know about Singapore. 1. The only political violence that has happened in the last 45 years in Singapore are the ones inflicted on political prisoners behind the walls of the Internal Security Department. Links : Political detention in Singapore : Prisoner case histories The ISA as a political tool …

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Former ISA detainee Dr Lim Hock Siew issues challenge to Dr Tony Tan

Singapore’s second longest-held political prisoner under the Internal Security Act challenged Presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan on Saturday to ‘categorically state’ that the people who were arrested in Operation Coldstore and Operation Spectrum were ‘terrorists’. He was speaking at a memorial held in honor of former ISA detainee Tan Jing Quee who passed away in June this year. The memorial …

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Neo Swee Lin – It is my vote, and it is precious.

by: Neo Swee Lin/ In 1987, 22 people were detained without trial under the ISA under Operation Spectrum – “a security operation which saw 22 young Roman Catholic church and social activists and professionals detained, without trial, under the internal security law, accused of being members of an alleged Marxist conspiracy bent on subverting the PAP-ruled government by force, and …

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Human Rights, Education and Positive Reinforcement

Ghui / When it comes to human rights, Singapore is not the country that springs to mind. After all, Singapore has not acceded to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Internal Securities Act still remains in force. Perhaps the best way to determine the place of human rights in Singapore is to examine how human rights are defined. …

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Lessons from Chiam See Tong

Chiam See Tong may belong to an older generation and the man may pass from the pages of Singapore’s history. But let us, the younger generation take to heart his deeds, and more importantly remember his lessons.

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21 May 1987

Andrew Loh / On 21 May 1987, a group of social workers was arrested by the authorities under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for allegedly plotting to topple the government through a “Marxist conspiracy”. No charges were ever brought against them and they were never tried in open court. There has been no comments from the government since these arrests …

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Not-so-ordinary ordinary Singaporean – Leong Sze Hian

The Online Citizen catches up with regular contributor Leong Sze Hian to uncover the man behind the statistician. By Joshua Chiang Leong Sze Hian is a walking contradiction. Ask him what he does for a living, and he’ll reply ‘not very much’. But in the same breath, he’ll tell you why he’s probably busier than he had ever been– writing …

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An open wound

– By Andrew Loh – “Operation Spectrum is an open wound… a little black hole in history,” playwright Alfian Sa’at said in his introductory speech at The Legends Hotel at Fort Canning on Saturday. He was addressing more than 150 people in the audience which had turned up for the launch of the keenly-awaited book by ex-ISA detainee, Ms Teo …

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