Found 290 articles in the category "Breaking News" over 15 pages.

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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Singapore's PM seeks to curb successor's powers

Posted by John Burton under Breaking News on 30 April 2004

Goh Chok Tong confirmed he would step down as Singapore's prime minister this year but not before placing potential checks on the powers of his successor.

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Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 30 April 2004

There are about 1 million Singaporeans with GCE 'O' level or lower then secondary education, ageing, and prone to unemployment. They do not have fair and equal opportunity in terms of employment. Singapore must respect the rights of all Workers and eliminate discrimination in employment.

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Does the government keep the cost of living down?

Posted by J.B.Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 20 April 2004

The government cannot have it both ways - low wages and a high cost of living. It is burning the candle at both ends.

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Support Landmine Survivors: Posters

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai and ICBL under Breaking News on 5 April 2004

Think Centre - Support Landmine Survivors:Posters
The Newsweek, March 5th issue, prints the poster "And you are worried about stepping on dog poo" and Hong Kong based Media 26.03.04 [Marketing and Communication Newspaper for Asia] featured the poster "Ever wondered why Cambodia is ranked 178 in the world soccer?"

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Death Penalty: NGUYEN, Vietnamese refugee-cum-scout

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 27 March 2004

Death for NGUYEN Tuong Van was disproportionate given the nature of his crime, his youth, lack of criminal history and the chance for rehabilitation. The Think Centre opposes the death penalty as a violation of the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Think Centre urges both Court and the President to commute the death sentence and to seek a more humane way to overcome the problem.

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Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 6 March 2004

Think Centre - Support Landmine Survivors:Posters
THINK CENTRE is raising awareness on Landmine Survivors in Cambodia and invites everyone to support the disabled person. 8 out of 10 families are exposed to landmines. So far just 3.3% of the affected areas have been cleared.

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Finance Minister is like Robin Hood in reverse

Posted by J.B.Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 3 March 2004

Our extra-ordinarily gifted and super-talented Finance Minister has shown in his presentation of the Budget that he is well able to play the role of Robin Hood but in reverse.

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Canadian Justice Louise Arbour to be Appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Posted by under Breaking News on 23 February 2004

The General Assembly is expected to act shortly on Secretary-General Kofi Annan's intention to appoint Ms. Arbour to a four-year term heading the Geneva-based UN human rights office, according to a UN spokesman.

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Govt criticized AI's report on Death Penalty: J.B.Jeyaretnam comments

Posted by J.B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 21 January 2004

J.B. Jeyaretnam comments on the government criticisim of Amnesty International's report on Singapore's Use of Death Penalty. The PAP government is only interested in the form and not in the substance.

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Asian Cyberactivism to be launched in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

Posted by under Breaking News on 18 January 2004

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation will be hosting a series of book launches for Asian Cyberactivism: freedom of expression and media censorship in Bangkok, Singapore and Malaysia.

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Thai Women Workers abused by MMI Precision Ltd

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 16 December 2003

MMI Precision (Thailand) Ltd is a subsidiary company of MMI Holdings (Singapore) Limited. The Computer Part and Electronics Labour Union released information on 12th and 15 December 2003 that the management of MMI Precision (Thailand) Ltd abused their employee's, mostly Thai women workers.

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Dismal government policies = low birth rates

Posted by Mellanie Hewlitt under Breaking News on 15 December 2003

A combination of dismal government policies and "social engineering", declining income, unfavourable work and living conditions (for the locals) have resulted in an exodus of the more affluent segments of the population.

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Think Centre: International Human Rights Day Message

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 10 December 2003

Think Centre invite all Members of Parliament to read, understand, respect, and practice the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in daily life. All citizens must be capable of knowing and defending their own rights, thus human rights education be initiated, to live with dignity in a globalized world.

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Posted by under Breaking News on 7 December 2003

Human rights defenders stand in the front lines of protection, casting the bright light of human rights into the darkest corners of tyranny and abuse. They work to safeguard the rule of law, to reduce violence, poverty and discrimination, and to build structures for freer, more equitable and more democratic societies.

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Celebrating Human Right's Day on December 6th

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 2 December 2003

PELU has approved the license to hold the Human Rights Day Forum and Awards event on December 6th. Think Centre takes the day to honour a person who has made significant contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights in Singapore. This year we honor J.B. Jeyaretnam, the fearless and tireless human rights advocate.

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S'pore: Govt to amend trade unions act in knee jerk reaction against the Pilots Union

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 1 December 2003

It is a surprising knee jerk response to non-NTUC affiliated Air Line Pilots Association of Singapore (Alpa-S).

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Who is confrontational?

Posted by J.B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 27 November 2003

The Acting Minister for Labour warns the SIA pilots to stop being confrontional. Who is being confrontational?

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Singapore joining in the Iraq war

Posted by J.B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 12 November 2003

The reply of the Minister for Defence to questions in Parliament on 10th November begs an important question. Who is responsible for the instability not only in Iraq but the whole of the Middle East.

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Challenge short term contracts for civil servants

Posted by J B Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 31 October 2003

The announcement that the government intends to convert civil servants, who now hold permanent office, to temporary service under short term contracts should not be unchallenged.

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