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More Civil Activists Stand Up For New Naratif’s Thum Ping Tjin

New Naratif's founder Dr Thum Ping Tjin (PJ Thum) was hauled up by the police and had his electronic equipment seized. The police treatment of PJ Thum has been viewed as a form of state harassment and intimidation tactics. International organisations and political parties like the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) have come to the defence of New Naratif, and their voices have just been joined by prominent civil activists like playwright Alfian Sa'at, as well as activists such as Sean Francis Han and Function 8.

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SDP Stands In Solidarity With New Naratif’s Thum Ping Tjin

The latest to show their support for PJ Thum and New Naratif was the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). On the evening of 22 Sep 2020, SDP made a press release to decry the harassment of activists and independent journalists in Singapore. The SDP explained that PJ Thum was only exercising his rights as a citizen of Singapore to comment on the local political situation. SDP said the ELD was acting in a partisan manner, and hit back at the ELD by suggesting the department should look into the "numerous incidents regarding the PAP" where elections rules may have been breached.

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NUS Student Nicholas Lim Allegedly Apologized For Sexual Misconduct, Prepared To Face Consequences

A contact of Nicholas Lim had posted a statement on behalf of him regarding the NUS saga. Lim was slammed by Singaporeans for being let off easily by NUS after filming a female student in the shower. The statement wrote that he was sorry for causing distress and will face the consequences. He is ashamed of himself but hoped that Monica will find closure. He was also thick-skinned enough to encourage victims of sexual harassment to speak up. What do you think? Will you forgive him?

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