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CAN: Excessive to send Amos to a Reformative Training Centre

By Community Action Network We note with alarm, a letter from Amos Yee’s lawyer stating that his client was recently placed on suicide watch while in remand. According to the letter, Amos was strapped down for one-and-a-half days, and kept in a room along with two other persons of unsound mind. He was also denied access to toilet facilities and …

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TWC2: 59% of foreign domestic workers do not get a weekly day off

By TWC2 Government legislation has helped improve foreign domestic workers’ access to compensation in lieu of a day off, but 59% of foreign domestic workers in Singapore still do not get a weekly day off. To mark International Domestic Workers’ Day (16 June 2015), Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) publishes a new report: ‘The Right to Rest: The effectiveness of …

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Pinkdot SG invites PM Lee to Pinkdot 2015

By PinkDot SG SINGAPORE, Saturday, June 6, 2015 – It is very disappointing to hear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s response to the query on same-sex marriage at a recent interview with regional journalists. Firstly, we respectfully differ with PM’s views that ‘we do not harass them (LGBT Singaporeans) or discriminate against them’. LGBT people in Singapore continue to be …

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Pink Dot concert 2015 set to brighten Hong Lim Park

Pink Dot Concert 2015, held in conjunction with the annual Pink Dot rally, is set to bring Hong Lim Park to life once again with an exhilarating line-up of some of Singapore’s hottest local talents. Starting at 6.30pm at Hong Lim Park on June 13, the Pink Dot Concert 2015 will see two of this year’s Pink Dot Ambassadors thrilling the crowd with …

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Urgent action required for death row inmate Kho Jabing

The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) and We Believe in Second Chances strongly urge the Cabinet to advise the President, Mr Tony Tan, to grant clemency to Sarawakian death row inmate, Kho Jabing. Kho Jabing, 31 was convicted of murder under section 300(c) of the Penal Code on 24 May 2011, which carried the mandatory death sentence at the time …

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HOME: Turning boats away is inhumane

By Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) Singapore should demonstrate leadership to the humanitarian crisis that is happening with the Rohingyas, who have been victims of systemic persecution, discrimination and rampant abuse. We also urge the Myanmar government to stop persecuting them to prevent the mass exodus of asylum seekers. Even though Singapore did not ratify the 1951 Convention on the …

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ASEAN People’s Forum 2015 : Our report and reflections

By Vanessa Ho, Project X The annual ASEAN People’s Forum/ ASEAN Civil Society Conference took place from the 21st to 24th of April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. It is a conference that aims to bring together civil society groups and activists from all around the region to discuss key human rights issues that people face. The theme for this year …

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Protect workers from errant employers: Think Centre to government

By Soe Min Than 50 years of single-minded focus on economic development has made it almost impossible for a large segment of workers to find decent work and provide for their families. Most Singaporeans work amongst the longest hours in the world. Wages remain depressed and stagnant for many while companies continue to increase their profits. Struggling families in Singapore …

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