The following is the message of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour on the occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2006:Keep Reading →
Overcoming exclusion and poverty is not a matter of charity but an obligation for all governments. The campaign to make poverty history poses a central moral challenge of our time. Enforcing universal human rights can blaze a path towards that goal - ensure freedom from want, freedom from fear and freedom to live in dignity.Keep Reading →
On 3rd November 2006, Singapore hangs, 24 years old, Malaysian Migrant Worker, Took Leng How for murder. The death penalty is a "cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment."Keep Reading →
Philippines will abolish the death penalty on 24 June 2006. More than 1,200 death-row prisoners will not suffer from the death penalty.Keep Reading →
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?
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!!Keep Reading →
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.Keep Reading →
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.Keep Reading →
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!"Keep Reading →
Think Centre joins fellow Singaporeans in mourning the loss of Singapore's founding father of foreign diplomacy - S RajaratnamKeep Reading →
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?Keep Reading →
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.Keep Reading →
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.Keep Reading →
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.
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.
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.Keep Reading →
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.Keep Reading →
Amidst various pompous National Day Observance Dinners islandwide, Think Centre (TC) celebrated its 6th anniversary with its annual dinner at the NUSS Guild House.Keep Reading →
Think Centre welcomes the Prime Minister's call to Singaporeans to collectively remake Singapore to stay ahead in a rapidly-changing world.Keep Reading →
Think Centre congratulates President S R Nathan on his re-appointment. While Think Centre remains disappointed over the non-contest of the Elected Presidency.Keep Reading →