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


Posted by under Breaking News on 30 October 2003

The Workers' Party's Policy and communications Committee is organizing a public consultation exercise to gather views from members of the public.

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Get consent before committing troops

Posted by J.B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 26 October 2003

Jeyaretnam's press statement calls on the Prime Minister to get the consent of Parliament before committing Singapore troops to Iraq.

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Think Centre Calls for a moratorium on Death Penalty

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 19 October 2003

The death penalty is a "cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment." On 17 Octber, at its press briefing, Think Centre called on the government to declare a moratorium on death sentences. And urge the government to plan for gradual abolition of the death penalty and to seek alternatives to the death penalty.

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J.B.Jeyaretnam Calls for a Criminal Cases Review Commission

Posted by J.B.Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 19 October 2003

17TH OCTOBER 2003, Joint Press briefing by J.B.Jeyaretnam and the Think Centre, J.B.Jeyaretnam Called for a Criminal Cases Review Commission. The press briefing on the rejection of the Application for the retrial of Vignes Mourthi, examing the reasons given for the dismissal of the application. The notes below were taken from the speech of Jeyaretnam.

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Malaysia: Irene Fernandez found guilty

Posted by Aegile Fernandez under Breaking News on 16 October 2003

Human rights activist Irene Fernandez was today found guilty by the Kuala Lumpur magistrate's court of maliciously publishing false news. She was sentenced to a prison term of 12 months. The court has granted a stay of execution pending appeal to the High Court. Irene remains free on bail.

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Children Day's Display: Fabric for the Nation

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 7 October 2003

On October 5th 2003, Think Centre held an installation art display at Speakers' Corner to commemorate Children's Day. On a 5m x 5m collage made up by fabrics sporting cartoons, there were dolls to represent our children and numerous handwritten dedications by children, parents and teachers.

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Children's Day art installation at School

Posted by Tony Soh under Breaking News on 29 September 2003

The Children's Day art installation is a collaboration between Think Centre and students from Tanglin Trust School.

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Celebrate Children's Day at Speakers' Corner

Posted by under Breaking News on 26 September 2003

The public,especially, students, parents and children, are invited to participate in the "installation" art by giving forms to their thoughts on children's issue.

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S'pore: Capital punishment soars

Posted by Karl Malakunas under Breaking News on 25 September 2003

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong indicated that about 80 people had been executed this year. When asked why he did not know the exact number, Mr Goh replied: "I have got more important issues to worry about."

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Children's Day Installation art application rejected again

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 18 September 2003

The story repeats as Think Centre's application to hold an installation art display at public grounds to celebrate International Children's Day on Oct 1 is rejected by PELU. September 2002, Pelu rejected the display of 20 dolls.

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Reduce cost of living and cut Ministers pay

Posted by J B Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 28 August 2003

In all this hue and cry of the PAP leaders about our wage levels hindering economic growth, not one word has been said about the cost of living in Singapore.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Posted by Kofi Annan under Breaking News on 7 August 2003

Commemorating the 58th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the international community to accelerate nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, especially with the new "major concern" that such weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists.

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Solidarity Funds: More jobs, More Money and Job Security

Posted by under Breaking News on 18 July 2003

Singapore could draw lessons from Quebec to overcome its unemployment. Will NTUC and our million dollar Ministers be open to learning lessons from this worthy experience. The fund invest in firms that combine profitability and solidarity by recruiting the young or people with disabilities. Remaking Singapore Committee has nothing to offer for the disable people. why?

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Salute the courages people of Hong Kong

Posted by J B Jeyaretnam and Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 9 July 2003

1 July 2003, more then 500,000 people marched against the proposed "national security laws" which they fear will curb their basic human rights.

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Posted by J. B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 9 July 2003

The PAP has seen to it that Parliament in Singapore will not play its proper role and function - keeping control over the government.

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Remake yourself first Dr. Vivian

Posted by Sinapan Samydorai under Breaking News on 4 July 2003

Think Centre challenges Dr. Vivian to be first in line to remake Singapore by remaking himself in standing in a single seat constituency. Think Centre response to the Straits Times frontpage article dated 3rd July 2003, entitled: Now a search for "remaking champions"

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Singapore needs banking ombudsman

Posted by J. B. Jeyaretnam under Breaking News on 3 July 2003

I have, more than once in Parliament, called for the appointment of a banking ombudsman. I was told every time that there was no need for a banking ombudsman.

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International Day against Torture

Posted by under Breaking News on 27 June 2003

Amnesty International Annual 2002 Report indicates the number of governments practicing torture and ill-treatment has reached more than 170. Think Centre hopes to see all torture ended. June 26th is commemorated as the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Survivors. A day to memory all those who did not survive their torture and those being tortured.

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Posted by under Breaking News on 20 June 2003

Just as we make a special effort to remember our mothers on Mother's Day, we want the world's refugees to be remembered on their special day. Bhutanese Refugees are being rendered Stateless.

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US lies justify illegal war and sanctions led to genocide

Posted by under Breaking News on 11 June 2003

The US-UK lied of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to justify their illegal war, another controversial justification must also be revisited: economic sanctions. Its time for the "coalition of the willing" to recognized that its crime against humanity to lie to justify an illegal war and to practice genocide.

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