Tag Archives: civil society

ELEMENT Magazine celebrates LGBT rights heroes

Launched a year ago, ELEMENT magazine, the organizer behind Asia Pink Awards, decides to celebrate its one-year anniversary by celebrating Asia’s LGBT rights heroes. Asia Pink Awards 2014, the first regional LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) Awards event, is gaining momentum against the backdrop of the emergence of a progressive Asia. The event seeks to …

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Get well soon, sister Bridget, guardian angel

By Andrew Loh “Dearest all… I have never given up on a fight for justice and truth,” Bridget Tan posted on her Facebook page on 4 February. It was the last note she posted before she had a stroke and needed to be hospitalised. Bridget is the founder and chief executive officer of migrant workers aid group, Humanitarian Organisation for …

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MARUAH – Everyone ‘should be given due process to justice and fairness’

MARUAH first wrote to TODAY Voices regarding repatriations relating to Little India riot: http://www.todayonline.com/voices/due-process-should-not-be-subordinated-expediency The Ministry of Law replied (“Singapore’s legal system is firm, just and fair” Ms Praveen Randhawa, Press Secretary to the Ministry for Law, TODAY, Dec 21, 2013): http://www.todayonline.com/voices/singapores-legal-system-firm-just-and-fair?singlepage=true MARUAH’s new response to the Ministry of Law is set out below: The Government’s position, as articulated by Ms …

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Amnesty International – Fair hearing to migrants facing deportation over riot

Statement from Amnesty International – Singapore must give fair hearing to migrants facing deportation over riot [spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”] The Singapore authorities must prevent arbitrary deportation for 53 migrant workers set to be expulsed for their involvement in a riot, Amnesty International said today. Singapore said the mainly Indian labourers would be “repatriated”, while another 28 workers face criminal charges for …

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IDWF – International Migrants Day 2013

The International Domestic Workers’ NetWork (IDWF) Statement on December 18 – The International Migrants Day 2013 Today, domestic workers make up the main bulk of all international women migrants and the number is still rising.  On December 18, the International Migrants Day, we pay special tribute to migrant domestic workers who have made huge sacrifices for the sake of their families and loved …

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Registration requirements can have a chilling effect on free expression

Unpublished letter that was sent to Forum Page of The Straits Times [spacer style=”1″ icon=”none”] Dear Sir MARUAH is deeply concerned at the closure of Breakfast Network’s website as a result of their decision not to submit the registration forms required by the Media Development Authority (MDA). MDA had, in a statement to The Independent published on Dec 4 2013, responded to …

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Statement in response to AGC Statement re Alex Au

Singapore, 10 December 2013 We refer to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) statement dated 5 December 2013 which was made in response to our statement issued 29 November 2013. We assure the AGC that the 170 persons who “purportedly” signed the statement did in fact do so. It is regrettable that the AGC’s statement appears to predetermine that Mr Alex Au’s …

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Candlelight vigil for Nelson Mandela

The Online Citizen along with MARUAH and Function 8 invites you to join us in commemorating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Light a candle and stand with us as we pay tribute to this icon of peace and democracy. Event Details Date: 15th December 2013 (Sunday) Time: 7.00pm Venue: Speakers Corner – Hong Lim Park Nearest MRT station: …

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