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CATHAY STANDS BY PINK DOT, ALMOST WANTED TO SCREEN ADS IN CINEMAS

Following the commotion about Pink Dot's advertisement in Cathay Cineleisure, Cathay spokesperson's responded by standing by its decision and saying it is an inclusive company which accepts a culture of equality. Funny why some people are making a fuss over this now as Cathay has been openly supporting the cause for a few years already. It was a corporate sponsor and even wanted to screen Pink Dot's trailer in its cinemas if not for strict censorship by the Media Development Authority. The authorities have also confirmed that Pink Dot organisers are allowed to carry out their promotional activities because they already have a licence.

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AWARE WOMENS RIGHTS GROUP CALLS GOVT TO GRANT ALL FOREIGN SPOUSES THE RIGHT TO WORK IN S'PORE

The right to family life includes the right to freely choose a spouse, regardless of factors such as nationality, income or health. Discrimination against lower-income foreign wives also disadvantages their children, harming social mobility. There are reasons to limit overall immigration, but forming a family with a citizen is one of the clearest and most significant signs of belonging.

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WHY DEMAND LGBT COUPLES TO HIDE FROM PUBLIC EYE WHILE OTHERS CAN KISS FREELY IN PUBLIC?

I would like to end off with saying that the main difference between a homosexual relationship and a heterosexual relationship is the sex. Apart from that it is just another romantic relationship like any other. It is more than just sex and lust as painted by Melinda in her post, like any other couples out there, it is a relationship that is rooted by love, affection, trust and care. Why should homsexuals hide from the eyes of the public? It is more than just sex and lust as painted by Melinda in her post, like any other couples out there, it is a relationship that is rooted by love, affection, trust and care.

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UNFAIR TREATMENT: SEXISM AGAINST MALES IN THE SAF

Females can get into OCS with lower criteria, get commissioned easier, have lower punishments for same infractions, and get promoted faster as well. Also, the biggest 'sexism' under the SAF is that men have to work for 2 years for $480 while women can get market rates by signing on as regular/ME or joining as DXOs.

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WHY ONLY MUSLIMS CAN TAKE HALF-DAY ON HARI RAYA EVE?

In the spirit of gratefulness, I hope you will allow me the space to highlight an issue that I have been reflecting on for today. As Muslims, today we will go home and celebrate our time with family and enjoy the blessings that Allah SWT has given to us. In the meantime, many of our non-Muslim colleagues will be at work, some of them covering for us as we take time off to enjoy our much-needed holiday. They too have families, and they too deserve a break once from the stress of work.

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UNFAIR THAT WOMEN WANT EQUAL RIGHTS BUT AREN'T REQUIRED TO SERVE NS

While the recently released Institute of Policy Studies survey reveals ambivalence over whether National Service (NS) should be obligatory for women, my stand on the matter is unequivocal: Yes, it should. In a TODAY commentary last week, Mr Ho Shu Huang made an eloquent case for increasing efforts to accommodate volunteerism but, again, the manifest inequality embedded in the suggestion is that women should have a choice while men don’t — which I believe to be wrong on a number of levels. It has long irked me that NS should be a “male-only” affair: A sacred institution to be preserved, unquestioned like Catholic priesthood.

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Pope Francis calls for fair distribution of wealth and equal access to education and health care

Pope Francis, who was known as the slum pope in his native Buenos Aires because of his visits to the poorest people, said the wounds of poverty “disfigure the face of humanity” and were crying out to be healed. “We Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it,” he said. He again called on the wealthy to share their good fortune, to not be blind to the needs of others, and not to practice superficial solidarity or vain displays of self-denial.

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