Barack Obama

HUMAN RIGHTS NGO URGE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS WITH PM LEE

As you prepare for the state visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on August 2, 2016, we write to highlight key human rights concerns that we hope you will raise in both public and private with Prime Minister Lee. These include issues of freedom of speech, assembly, and association, and the rights of LGBT people. We provide further detail on these topics in the appendix to this letter.

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MEDIACORP CENSORS US PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PRO-GAY RIGHTS MESSAGE ON LOCAL TV

It was a much lauded segment on The Ellen Degeneres Show which was first aired in the United States on 12 February. But viewers in Singapore would not have heard US President Barack Obama discuss and congratulate the well-known openly lesbian TV host for her role in helping to change the attitudes of Americans towards LGBT people. The segment was cut entirely from the broadcast on Tuesday, February 23, on Channel 5, an English-language general news and entertainment free-to-air channel owned by Mediacorp, a government-owned broadcaster which owns all seven free-to-air television channels in the island state.

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WORLD LEADERS PAY TRIBUTE TO SINGAPORE'S FOUNDING PRIME MINISTER LEE KUAN YEW

"Lee Kuan Yew was one of the most extraordinary leaders of modern times. He was a genuine political giant. He was the first to understand that modern politics was about effective Government not old-fashioned ideology. Whether in the economy, social cohesion or law and order, he applied methods of rigorous analysis and detailed implementation. He built Singapore into the success story it is today by intelligence, wisdom and determination in equal measure. As a result Singapore has a respect and admiration far above its size." - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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OBAMA: LEE KUAN YEW IS A LEGENDARY FIGURE WHO HELPED TRIGGER ASIAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE!

Lee is one of the legendary figures of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is somebody who helped to trigger the Asian economic miracle. Singapore has been an outstanding friend and ally of the United States for many, many years, and so I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to hearing from the Minister Mentor his views on the evolving situation in Asia, as I prepare for my upcoming trip both to Singapore and to other key nations in the region.

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U.S ALLIES DESTROY ISIS TARGETS, KILL AL-NUSRA FRONT LEADER

“The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said before leaving Washington for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world.”

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