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

Indonesian troops accused of massacre

Posted by John Aglionby in Cot Raboe under Breaking News on 23 May 2003

Indonesian forces were accused of massacring civilians during a raid against separatist guerillas in Aceh province. There were 18 killings, including the reported shooting of two 12-year-old boys.

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MALAYSIA: ISA DETAINEES ASSAULT

Posted by Cynthia Gabriel under Breaking News on 13 May 2003

Suaram is deeply angered to learn of the assault of two ISA detainees at the Kamunting detention camp last Friday, 9th May 2003. A regular visit by family members the day after was met with shock when they learnt of physical attacks by prison personnel on Tian Chua and Hishamuddin Rais.

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UK: Clare Short Resigns over Iraq

Posted by Clare Short [Letter] under Breaking News on 13 May 2003

She called the UK's position "totally dishonourable". "I cannot defend it. It is wrong in international law and for the rebuilding of Iraq and it breaches the promises that the prime minister gave to me," she told BBC News.

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You have to give it to the PAP

Posted by J B Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 5 May 2003

You have to give it to the PAP. At a time when Singaporeans are losing their jobs and taking cuts to keep their jobs, the PAP increase the ministers in the Cabinet.

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THINK CENTRE CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 30 April 2003

May Day is an international event bringing together workers in solidarity - a day to express that a just and better world is possible. But this May Day, our Singapore employment is in dire straits. Economic indicators are negative while job insecurity and unemployment are serious probems.

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SARS as 'Global Pandemic'

Posted by Stephen Leahy under Breaking News on 24 April 2003

With reports that SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) can survive for up to 24 hours on inanimate surfaces, turning any object into a potential transmission source, it looks like the virus might indeed be the global pandemic suggested by health experts. But what exactly does that mean?

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TC salutes healthcare workers, calls on Govt & S'poreans to play its part

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 10 April 2003

Think Centre would like to express its utmost respect and appreciation to all health care workers who are at the frontline of the war against SARS.

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JBJ: I will continue the fight

Posted by under Breaking News on 6 April 2003

Think Centre wishes JBJ a Happy Birthday and thanks him for tirelessly honouring his democratic duties for the people of Singapore. Some spirits cannot be overwhelmed.

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Global Candlelight Vigil for Peace: March 16 at 7:00 PM

Posted by under Breaking News on 16 March 2003

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Reverend Robert Edgar, and other religious leaders call for candlelight vigils around the world on March 16th to say yes to peace -- and no to war with Iraq.

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Anti-War Police Arrests
in Singapore

Posted by under Breaking News on 15 February 2003

BREAKING NEWS! 15/2/2003 - 5.45pm Several people were arrested in Singapore today when they turned up at or were on route to the US Embassy to protest against any war with Iraq.

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WP Member Quits Union Leadership

Posted by under Breaking News on 12 February 2003

The sacking of an opposition politician Muhammad Ali Aman as a unionist in December last year has been followed by the abrupt resignation of another - Melvin Tan - who is a member of the Workers' Party (WP).

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THAI GOVT RECOGNISES HOMOSEXUALITY

Posted by under Breaking News on 15 January 2003

Homosexuality is not a mental disorder, declared Thailand's Mental Health Department (MHD) in December 2002. The World Health Organization's (WHO) has dropped homosexuality in its list of mental disorders. Will Singapore recognize homosexuality?

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South Korea: Labor Ministry takes steps to ease childcare burdens on working moms

Posted by under Breaking News on 5 January 2003

The Ministry of Labor announced a five-year plan to expand childcare benefits for working women.

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Burmese dictator's family appeals hangings

Posted by under Breaking News on 13 November 2002

Is it a lesson for all dictator's and their family? The tools of "terror" they create to rule by fear may one day turn against them. Well, it may come true as poetic justice. Read on

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Water price rises for common man with or without Malaysia.

Posted by Mohd Shiran (Serangoon Ave 2) under Breaking News on 21 October 2002

All this while,the water issue between Singapore and Malaysia was such a hot topic. The public gets an overload of information everyday in the Republic's state run mass-media. The 1961 and 1962 agreements where Singapore buys daily raw water from Malaysia at three sen has not changed.

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Malaysia: Two anti-ISA activists nabbed

Posted by under Breaking News on 20 October 2002

Suaram has been informed that two persons have been arrested by the police while leafleting anti-ISA materials at Central Market, Kuala Lumpur this afternoon. The detainees are Manikavasagam and Sanusi Nik Ahmad

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Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by Doug Mellgren under Breaking News on 12 October 2002

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Former President Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his "untiring effort" to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts and to advance democracy and human rights.

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Dr. Chee, Ghandi Found Guilty As Prosecution Fumbles

Posted by under Breaking News on 9 October 2002

Dr. Chee Soon Juan was found guilty for speaking at a rally without a licence and wilful trespass. He was fined $4500. He chose not to pay the fine and will go to jail for 5 weeks. Ghandi Ambalam too was found guilty and fined $3000. Mr. Ghandi will be spending a month in jail for refusing to pay the fine.

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Malaysia: Anti-ISA meeting, crowd beaten and dispersed

Posted by Beh Lih Yi under Breaking News on 2 October 2002

More than 100 police officers tonight [October 1st] sealed off the Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur and stopped a planned anti-Internal Security Act meeting from proceeding there. The meeting was to discuss the abuse of power by the police in detaining the reformasi activists under ISA.

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Playing with Dolls a Law and Order Problem - Think Centre's Permit Application Rejected

Posted by under Breaking News on 30 September 2002

On 4th September, Think Centre's working committee made an application to the FPD (Film and Publication Department) via fax for a permit to hold an installation art display on 1st October (Children's Day). The installation was to be displayed at one of the raised grass patch outside Raffles Place MRT Station (in between Change Alley and OUB centre). The installation was conceptualised to bring up the issues of the pressures and stress faced by children in society.

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