Tag Archives: activists

Commentary: “Justice Is In The Hearts Of The People”

I refer to last Friday’s disastrous handling of an intoxicated man at the juncture of Collyer Quay that caused quite a stir on and offline which ignited a debate on police procedural tactics. It is a very curious case on why the 6 officers did not subdue the man much earlier and allowed the situation to escalate? Compare this with previous scenes of peaceful activists gathering for candlelight vigils and giving a non-violent address where hordes of officers would be dispatched to round and restrain them. It becomes very polarising when the public sees double standards for similar or worse situation.

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Singaporeans Hold Hong Lim Park Speeches & Gather Signatures Against Fake News Bill, But Will They Make A Difference?

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.

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ACTIVISTS SUE SG EMPLOYERS WHO THREW MAID’S BELONGINGS

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.

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VEGAN AMOS YEE FORCED TO EAT MEAT IN US PRISON

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.

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FOREIGNERS INVADING OUR HISTORICAL GEYLANG SERAI AREA!

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.

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GILBERT GOH: 5 PROTOCOL PROCEDURES THAT THE POLICE SHOULD REVIEW AFTER BENJAMIN LIM’S SUICIDE

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.

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