Found 289 articles in the category "Breaking News" over 15 pages.

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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Shanmugam Murugesu will be hanged: 13 May 2005

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 9 May 2005

The family of Shanmugam Murugesu received a letter today that he will be hanged the coming Friday 13th May 2005. Think Centre calls on our government, the members of parliament, to abandon the use of death penalty.

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Our condolences to the family of the late Dr Wee Kim Wee

Posted by under Breaking News on 3 May 2005

Think Centre joins fellow Singaporeans in sending our condolences to the family of the late Dr Wee Kim Wee.

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Death-row detainee Shanmugam:
2 hanged and there are 8 more

Posted by under Breaking News on 17 April 2005

According to Mr Shanmugam, two Malay prisoners were hanged last Friday, 8 April 2005 at 6 a.m. There are another eight prisoners waiting to be hanged.

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Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 16 April 2005

The presidential clemency is the final mechanism for appeal. Shanmugam is due to be hanged on or before the first week of May 2005. Please write to the president requesting him to commute the death sentence to imprisonment.

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Tsunami Disaster: An Appeal to Make A Difference

Posted by Concern Citizens Initiative under Breaking News on 5 January 2005

We are encouraged by what Singapore has done so far, but we believe much more is required and more can be done. The world has responded by dispatching relief and pledging two billion dollars to assist these disaster stricken countries. The Appeal is submitted today to the PM's Office with the names of those who signed [72 with Name/NRIC numbers and 35 with just their names]. Another 6 signed after the appeal was submitted 4 with name/NRIC and 2 with their names.

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Tsunami Disaster Relief:
Posted by Concern Citizens Initiative under Breaking News on 30 December 2004

The Concern Citizens Initiative Appeals to the Prime Minister of Singapore. We want the Singapore Government to reach out and respond decisively to our region's hour of need by contributing more substantially to the disaster relief and reconstruction efforts.

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Iraqi Genocide: Collective punishment
Sign Petition

Posted by Pepe Escobar under Breaking News on 15 November 2004

Iraqis are capable even to give their lives to protect a guest. They are also capable of giving their lives to get rid of an invader - and his puppet.

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Posted by Dorina Lisson under Breaking News on 21 October 2004

I make a heartfelt plea for clemency, compassion and mercy, to spare and save the young life of Nguyen Tuong Van, currently under sentence of death at Changi Prison in Singapore.

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PMO: On Invitation to the First Singapore Seminar on the International Criminal court

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 26 August 2004

Please accept his [Prime Minister Lee] best wishes for a successful event. The event: First Singapore Seminar on the International Criminal Court on 28 August 2004 at Asia-Europe Foundation, organized by Think Centre.

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Welcome Move Towards Making a More Open Society

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 24 August 2004

Think Centre welcomes the "procedural changes" announced by PM Lee towards making a more open society. Its a concrete step and in the right direction. But not a leap forward towards more democracy and freedoms.

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Singapore politics a family affair

Posted by Peter Lloyd under Breaking News on 12 August 2004

Tonight Lee Hsien Loong, the oldest son of Singapore's founding leader, Lee Kuan Yew, will be sworn in as the country's third Prime Minister.

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Today in Parliament:
3 MPs will question the MOM on non-payment of salaries to foreign workers

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 20 July 2004

Wan Soon construction company had managed not to pay 400 workers for more then 4 months. How did this happen? Why did the Ministry of Manpower failed to notice this abuse for almost 4 months? What will the Acting Minister for Manpower Mr.NG Eng Hen say today in Parliament?

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Indian Migrant Workers Protest Again

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 17 July 2004

16 July 2004, more then 150 Indian migrant workers again protested peacefully to claim 4 to 6 months salaries owned by their employer. This is the second protest by workers from Wan Soon Construction to claim their salaries amounting to some $4000 to $6000.

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J.B JEYERATNAM'S Appeal for discharge from bankruptcy: Deposit $10,000 more!

Posted by under Breaking News on 7 July 2004

They are now demanding that J.B.Jeyaretnam deposit a further $10,000.00 before he could proceed with the appeal to be discharged from brankruptcy. Why?

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Singapore: 200 Indian Workers protest at Indian Embassy

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 29 June 2004

The Indian migrant workers are claiming their salary. This workers may return home with negative images of Singapore. The workers felt cheated as Wan Soon Construction refused to honour the agreeement with MOM to settle payment of 4 to 6 months of salary. Think Centre hopes that NTUCs Migrant Workers' Forum will take immediate steps to overcome the problem in cooperation with MOM. Think Centre expresses solidarity with the Indian migrant workers.

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SDP: To host gathering of international youth leaders

Posted by under Breaking News on 11 June 2004

For the first time in Singapore's political history, an opposition party will play host to a gathering of political youth leaders from around the world.

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Posted by under Breaking News on 2 June 2004

Justice Chou Han Teck. who heard my appeal against the refusal of the Asstant Registrar to grant me a discharge from bankruptcy, has given his Grounds for dismissing my appeal.

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J.B.Jeyaretnam appeals for discharge from bankruptcy

Posted by under Breaking News on 3 May 2004

Singapore's democratic consolidation is very slow and weak. Defamation and libel suits, against opposition politicians and political dissidence, do not encourage politcal participation and public debate that are essential for democracy to properly function. In 2001, J.B. Jeyaretnam lost his parliamentary seat after being declared a bankrupt for not paying the massive damages awarded to PAP members in a series of defamation suits. Read the statement on J.B.Jeyaretnam's appeal.

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