Tag Archives: civil society

Owed $3000 Paid $500

Bangladeshi worker Jamal Uddin was claiming unpaid wages of up to $3000 but ended up being paid only $500 after MOM’s initial intervention.

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CAN’s statement on the assault on Amos Yee

CAN believes that the conditions imposed on Yee are unnecessarily onerous. Apart from having to report to his Investigating Officer every day, he is also barred from posting anything online. This curtailment of Yee’s right to express himself doesn’t just infringe on his constitutional rights as a citizen, it is also disproportionate to the charges he is currently facing.

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HOME: Eliminate wage discrimination by nationality and give domestic work its due recognition

We congratulate Mr Peter Seah as the new National Wages Council (NWC) chairperson. The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) would like to take the opportunity to express and reiterate our organization’s stand as feedback to Singapore’s National Wages Guidelines for 2015/2016. HOME is a non-governmental organisation that works for the rights and welfare of migrant workers in Singapore. We …

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MARUAH condemns the act of violence against Amos Yee

  Today – 30 April 2015 – as Amos Yee made his way to court, a stranger went up to him and struck him across the face. MARUAH strongly condemns this act of violence and intimidation. This is not the way a mature and civilised society deals with opinions and opinion-makers. Prior to this confrontation, there had already been threats …

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Singapore civil society – a work in progress: Thoughts on SAA 2015

By Constance Singam TWC3, the organizing committee of the Singapore Advocacy Awards (SAA), has begun work to organize the 2015 SAA.  The awards will be announced on 31 July evening. But between now and then, we will be hosting a number of networking dinners. The one we organized last year was attended by more than 40 people and I am …

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Decline in tiger parts trade in Singapore: ACRES

There has been a “significant decline” in the sale of tiger parts in Singapore’s jewellery and antique shops, according to a two-month undercover investigation by animal welfare group ACRES. Conducted between March and April 2015, ACRES’s Animal Crime Investigation Unit found only 4 out of 153 (2.6%) jewellery and antique shops in Singapore offering alleged tiger teeth and claws for sale, …

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ACSC/APF: ASEAN governments’ adversarial notions against CSOs must change in the post 2015 vision

ASEAN Head of States interface with civil society organizations at the 26th ASEAN Summit Malaysia Statement by the participating non-government organisations (NGOS) of the ASEAN Head of States interface to ASEAN leaders at the Summit meeting highlighting the need for ASEAN government to change its adversarial notions against CSOs in the post 2015 vision. “These concerns, though painful for all of us, must be …

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ASEAN governments urged to abolish death penalty

Civil society organisations from ASEAN countries are urging the grouping’s governments to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty with a view of completely abolishing the form of penalty, said civil society groups at the ASEAN People’s Forum in a statement issued last Friday, 24 April. The “Death Penalty In Southeast Asia: Towards A Regional Abolition” …

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Southeast Asia: Asean governments must end the clampdown on freedom of expression

Civil society groups have called on governments across Southeast Asia to end the clampdown on freedom of expression and to halt the use of repressive laws to silence dissenting voices. A workshop held at APF 2015 on 22 April produced the following joint statement by Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Imparsial (Indonesia), Cross Cultural Foundation (Thailand), Lawyers for Liberty (Malaysia), Vietnamese Overseas Initiative …

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