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No to IMDA requirement to submit script for online rally broadcast

https://www.change.org/p/imda-and-elections-department-no-to-imda-requirement-to-submit-script-for-online-rally-broadcast With physical rallies disallowed because of Covid 19, online political broadcasts have added significance to this election. However, to require participating parties to submit scripts in multiple languages to IMDA and Mediacorp 48-hours in advance is a logistical impossibility … Continue reading

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[Joint Statement] Singapore: End the judicial harassment of Jolovan Wham; repeal Public Order Act

(Bangkok/Singapore, 29 May 2020) – The summoning of activist Jolovan Wham by the Singaporean authorities for posting a picture on social media, including on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, points to an escalating repression of human rights defenders in the country. … Continue reading

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Abolish the ISA and let our exiles come home

Thirty-three years ago today, 22 people were arrested and imprisoned without trial under the Internal Security Act. In 2012 on the 25th anniversary, that incident was commemorated at Hong Lim Park with an exhibition, performance and speeches by citizens. The … Continue reading

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Dr Lim Hock Siew at Muse House

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DISENGAGED CIVIL SERVANTS AND POLITICIAN

Function 8 is disappointed with the civil servants in the Ministry of Home Affairs. They do not acknowledge or answer correspondence from citizens. Their feedback unit does not even generate an automatic acknowledgement. As a public institution serving the citizens … Continue reading

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Event: Changing Worlds #25

Function 8 is pleased to invite you to the 25th edition of our talks and discussions on CHANGING WORLDS The Singapura from the Malay Annals — Historical Memories in Challenge by Dr Azhar Ibrahim Date : 8 – 10 pm, Tuesday, 20 August … Continue reading

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SECRECY SURROUNDING ISA DETAINEES

by Teo Soh Lung (posted on Facebook 27 June 2019) There is an air of secrecy surrounding the arrest and detention of people under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA). They disappear suddenly from our midst. Except for family members and … Continue reading

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QUESTIONING GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES

by Teo Soh Lung (posted on Facebook 26 June 2019) I find it sad that people should ask me for a solution when I criticise policies of our government. I am told to shut up when I don’t have any … Continue reading

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TAN JING QUEE (18 January 1939 – 14 June 2011)

Tan Jing Quee was a writer, poet, politician, lawyer and historian. He wrote extensively when he was an undergraduate and was an active member of the Socialist Club. When more than 130 opposition politicians and active citizens were arrested in … Continue reading

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Public Forum on POFMA: More Harm than Good?

Held at The Agora on Saturday, 18 May 2019. The Panel of Speakers are Dr James Gomez, Khush Chopra and Brad Bowyer. Speakers list: 1) James Gomez  https://youtu.be/KNSyVsnk-9g 2) Khush Chopra   https://youtu.be/WyVBAd11eaQ 3) Brad Bowyer      https://youtu.be/NL3_8IV9jBI 4) … Continue reading

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