Found 287 articles in the category "Breaking News" over 15 pages.

Philippines to abolish death penalty

Posted by Lira Dalangin-Fernandez under Breaking News on 19 June 2006

Philippines will abolish the death penalty on 24 June 2006. More than 1,200 death-row prisoners will not suffer from the death penalty.

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James Gomez detained for police probe

Posted by under Breaking News on 7 May 2006

James Gomez, the Workers Party candidate, was detained by police at Changi Airport and taken to the Police Cantonment Complex for investigation. The Chairperson of the Workers Party, Sylvia Lim, has also been seen visiting the police station. Will the police release him after investigation?

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Labour Day Message:
Help Workers Move Ahead Together

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 29 April 2006

Think Centre reminds the government of its moral obligation and political duty to do more to create jobs, reduce unemployment and reduce retrenchment for Singaporeans. Ensure that all workers have decent work and wages!!

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Australia: Baton Relay Run Against the Death Penalty

Posted by under Breaking News on 18 March 2006

Peter Norden carried the baton past the home and church of Nguyen Tuong Van, who was executed last year by Singapore. Singapore pulls out broadcaster from the Commonwealth Games.

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Chee guilty of contempt of court: jailed and fined $6,000

Posted by Mia Shanley under Breaking News on 17 March 2006

Chee was found guilty of contempt of court for questioning the independence of the judiciary. In February 2006, he was declared bankrupt following a defamation suit.

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Thailand: Protest outside Singapore embassy

Posted by under Breaking News on 10 March 2006

In January 2006, Singapore's state-linked investment firm Temasek bought nearly 50 percent stake in Shin Corp. Some 3,000 protesters marched to the Singapore embassy behind a banner reading "Get Out, Temasek!"

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Think Centre's tribute to S. Rajaratnam

Posted by under Breaking News on 23 February 2006

Think Centre joins fellow Singaporeans in mourning the loss of Singapore's founding father of foreign diplomacy - S Rajaratnam

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Kill domestic worker: fine S$250, 3 months jail or both

Posted by under Breaking News on 18 December 2005

Ngu Mei Mei who is charged with endangering human life - "killing" her domestic worker, faces three months in jail, a S$250 (US$150)fine or both. A domestic workers' life is cheap in Singapore. Do we respect human life?

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Urgent: Commute the death sentences of Nguyen Tuong Van

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 2 December 2005

When a court sentences a person to death, the result is irreversible. The government of Singapore can still save the life of Nguyen Tuong Van and all others on the death-row. A sentence of life in prison for the most serious offenses would keep us just as safe.

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2 Dec: Nguyen Tuong Van will be hanged

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 18 November 2005

Father Gregoire Van Giang will pray and walk with Nguyen from his cell to meet the hangman Nguyen Tuong Van will be hanged in Singapore Changi prison on Friday 2nd December 2005. Think Centre and concerned civil society groups are very disappointed and feel helpless. His mother will loss her dear son and we share her sorrow too. Think Centre calls on the government, members of parliament, to abandon the use of the death penalty.

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Singapore and Australia:
Vigils & Prayers for Nguyen

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 8 November 2005

Vigils and Prayers for Nguyen Tuong Van - against the death sentence. In Singapore, about 100 people gathered in a solidarity vigil. In Australia, 1000 participated in a catholic mass, praying against the death sentence Nguyen is facing.

News Updates on Nguyen Tuong Van

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Nguyen Tuong Van faces death by hanging

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 21 October 2005

Think Centre is very disappointed that Nguyen Tuong Van faces death by hanging for a non-violent drug offence. The death penalty for Nguyen Tuong Van is unfair, cruel, inhuman, degrading and disproportionate punishment. It violates the right to life.

Nguyen's hand outline

Fax Your Letters to:
Nguyen Tuong Van,
Condemned Prisoner C856,
Fax: + 65 - 65469208,
Telephone confirmation:
+ 65 -65469141

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October 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 3 October 2005

We believe that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to enhancement of human dignity and progressive development of human rights. Think Centre calls for the moratorium on the death penalty in Singapore.

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Two Indonesian Domestic Workers Escape the Death Penalty

Posted by under Breaking News on 6 September 2005

Think Centre welcomes the High Courts decision which did not impose the death penalty. One of the women suffers from "reactive depression" as a result of stress from loneliness, financial worry and her employer's demands. More needs to be done for the mental health of the the domestic workers. They shoud be given a day-off per week or at least time-off to meet friends and associations to reduce their mental stress.

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Think Centre appoints Honorary Advisor

Posted by under Breaking News on 29 August 2005

Amidst various pompous National Day Observance Dinners islandwide, Think Centre (TC) celebrated its 6th anniversary with its annual dinner at the NUSS Guild House.

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Active citizenry in remaking Singapore

Posted by under Breaking News on 23 August 2005

Think Centre welcomes the Prime Minister's call to Singaporeans to collectively remake Singapore to stay ahead in a rapidly-changing world.

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President S R Nathan re-appointment

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 17 August 2005

Think Centre congratulates President S R Nathan on his re-appointment. While Think Centre remains disappointed over the non-contest of the Elected Presidency.

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13 May 2005 Shanmugam hanged: Condolences to the Family

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 13 May 2005

Think Centre, the civil society and the public shares the sorrrow of Shanmugam's Family. His twin sons are now without their father and the aged mother has lost a son.

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President unable to accede to constitutional court hearing

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 12 May 2005

President "unable to accede" to convene the Constitutional Court on Shanmugam's case; he will be hanged on 13 May 2005. Prayer Vigil at Shanmugam's house.

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Think Centre calls for Constitutional Court decision and Moratorium on death penalty

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 11 May 2005

Last Chance to Save Shanmugam Murugesu and 8 others on death-row. Shanmugam is scheduled to be hanged on Friday, 13 May 2005, less then 48 hours from now. Please act fast to save his life. Since 1991 more then 400 person were hanged. The constitutional court should look into the case and determine if Shanmugam's right of equal protection was violated.

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