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Tag Archives: Singapore

The need to look at the use of alternative tobacco products to quit smoking

E-cigarette

It is 2018 and humankind still finds itself unable to rid itself of the smoking habit it had started many centuries ago. Once the major sponsors of famous sporting events like football, smoking is now relegated to the sidelines as an unhealthy and unglamorous habit. The struggle to eliminate smoking is a universal one and more pronounced in Asia where …

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Malaysian’s abolition of death penalty and the argument against it being a deterrence to crime

Back in mid October 2018, Malaysia’s de-facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong had announced that the newly elected Malaysian government planned to abolish the death penalty which was currently employed by its legal system as punishment for severe crimes such as murder, illegal firearms possessions, drug trafficking etc. With that one rather controversial statement, the issue of death penalty was …

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“Singapore does not have a Constitution” said Malaysia’s new Attorney-General, Mr Tommy Thomas in 2009

In a speech froom 2009 which focused on where Malaysia’s constitutional lawyers seek inspiration and precedents from, the current Attorney-General (“AG”) of Malaysia and constitutional expert, Tommy Thomas highlighted the jurisdictions of India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In listing these jurisdictions, he made reference to how their constitution and the constitutional courts have developed a robust system over …

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Hundreds of S’poreans watch S’pore-banned film in M’sia

Despite being a working day, some 400 Singaporeans travelled across the border to Malaysian on Friday to catch a screening of the award winning film, “To Singapore, With Love”,  at the Freedom Film Festival 2014 held in Johor Bahru. While some made their own way across the border, 4 buses were organized by university student, Lim Jialiang and civil activist, …

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Finally, reprieve for a father’s grief

“I am very happy,” Mr Cheong Kah Pin said, as he wipes away tears from his eyes. These are words you would never hear from Mr Cheong, who is now 60-years old. He has been campaigning through any means he knew to save his 30-year old son, Chun Yin, from Singapore’s death row since 2008. Chun Yin had been sentenced …

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Hair Zoom Studio raising funds for Changi Village cat sterilisation

A handful of volunteers want to stop the population boom in the Changi Village area (near Blks 9-13 Loyang Avenue) due to a surge in cats being abandoned and dumped there recently. The caregivers who live there are appealing for help as their funds have run dry from sterilising, feeding and caring for the existing community cats, and dealing with …

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Not in my name – No to the Mandatory Death Penalty

Kirsten Han This is The Online Citizen’s campaign video against the mandatory death penalty with regards to drug trafficking and the Misuse of Drugs Act. It is a video that I was privileged enough to work on, and I am glad to have the opportunity to be involved in this campaign. However, there has been a lot of discussion and …

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