The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has shown how fast it can act, when it issued notices to a few Singaporeans to remove social media posts featuring the vulgarity-laden controversial response rap video by siblings, Preeti and Subhas Nair. Strange thing is, the letters have been served to mostly activist who are known for their anti-PAP stance. Coincidence?
Singaporeans have expressed concerns over the proposed fake news law. Some will be taking part in an event at Hong Lim Park today while others have signed a document calling for the withdrawal of the bill. Everytime there are new changes, Singaporeans voice displeasure through petitions, speeches and discussions. Have conversations worked? Will they work? If the elites do not start listening to what people have to say, it is time Singaporeans wake up themselves and make a choice that will let us all be heard.
The Human Rights Watch has called for Singapore to stop investigating activists who attended the vigil for Prabagaran and demanded the government to stop harassing them or denying them of freedom of speech.
Human rights activist Kirsten Han writes a eulogy for both the deceased drug courier Muhammad Ridzuan Ali, who was hanged at 6AM on 19 May, Friday, and another drug courier, Kho Jabing, who was hanged one year earlier on 20 May.
Activists supporting the welfare of foreign domestic workers say they will pursue legal action on behalf of a maid who had her belongings thrown away and damaged by her employers. According to Jolovan Wham, an activist campaigning for the welfare of foreign workers in Singapore, the maid's employers had thrown away her belongings and broke one of her luggage. The maid discovered over 20 items missing, including bank and ATM cards. These resulted from a quarrel between the maid and the employers.
Amos is vegan (a choice borne out of Singerian ethics) and at this point, eating meat makes him viscerally sick. Unfortunately, he has to override his moral choice to abstain from meat as the jail refuses to cater to any dietary restrictions that aren't medical necessities.
I have been living in Geylang Serai for the last 27 years and have seen the area undergone several aesthetical changes with no substance or historical value at all. The old Geylang Serai Malay Village was 1 such example. But these days, it has become very annoying and a nuisance to see hordes of Indon maids and their Bangla boyfriends picnicking out in the last of our open fields and also the walkways on every Sunday and PH without fail. We Singaporeans are already very cramped for space and do not have much places for leisure, now we have to face this s**t as well. Moreover, these foreigners are here to work and not cuddle in each others arm or to make out.
Minors who are suspected of committing a crime in school must be handled by MSF or MOE and the parents to be kept informed of what's happening. They are too young to be subjected to our police style of interrogation. The current protocol of no adult-accompaniment must be over-hauled so our minors are protected and proper legal access accorded. Lawyers must be present - I was shocked that during any police interrogation no lawyers are allowed to be present. Stop all 4-man police harassment of individuals at MRT and other public places and stop issuing meaningless police warning to activists and dissidents.