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UN HUMAN RIGHTS: SG MUST BAN DEATH PENALTY, OFFENDERS DON'T DESERVE TO DIE

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan. It noted the increase of executions in Singapore and was concerned about how they are conducted in "secretive" manner. "We reiterate our position that drugs related offences are not considered as a ‘most serious crime’ under international law and should not carry the death penalty. We also reiterate previous calls to the Singaporean government to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, which we believe has no place in the 21st century."

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UN EXPERT TO ASSESS HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION FOR OLD PERSON IN S'PORE

United Nations human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte will carry out her first official visit to Singapore from 21 to 29 September 2016 to assess the human rights situation of older persons in the country. The information-gathering mission, she noted, “will be an opportunity to identify best practices and gaps in the implementation of existing laws related to the promotion and protection of the rights of older persons in the country.”

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT: AMOS YEE TRIAL PART OF SG GOVT EFFORT TO ERASE CRITICISMS

The upcoming trial in Singapore of teenage blogger over posts he made on his Facebook page and comments in his blog is deeply worrying and a sign of the increased criminalization of expression in the country, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has warned. International human rights law allows only serious and extreme instances of incitement to hatred to be prohibited as criminal offences, not other forms of expression, even if they are offensive, disturbing or shocking.”

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GILBERT GOH: OFFICIAL COMPLAINT TO U.N. REGARDING UNFAIR ELECTION PRACTICES

I want to formally lodge a complaint to the United Nations for our country’s recently-held general election. For the record, I also stood for general election twice – Tampines GRC in 2011 and Ang Mo Kio GRC this year. For the recent election, the ruling party PAP won by a landslide majority percentage of 70% – a huge increase of 10% over the previous GE 2011 result of 60%. Many opposition parties suffered from bad losses – right down to the unprecedented 20s percentile mark.

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DEAR UN, S'PORE DOES NOT LACK THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUST GO ON THE INTERNET

For your information, Singapore does not lack in freedom of expression. Our government holds open debate on mass media and social media. There is no restriction on public assembly for social gatherings. Public assembly for political purposes can be held at Hong Lim Park. Nowadays, any government official who opens his/her mouth becomes the instant target of venomous replies and rebuttals.

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DUMB FOR UNITED NATIONS TO SPEAK UP FOR MISCHIEVOUS AMOS YEE

UN Human Rights organizations speaking out in defence of a mischievous and irresponsible kid? How dumb. They should be closed. They are a disgrace to humanity. They are propagating Western values of unfettered freedom and irresponsible rights. Countries should be careful with these useless organizations. If you listen to them, your problem with get worse and they will blame you for that.

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UN DEMANDS FOR AMOS YEE'S RELEASE, SAYS CONVICTION IS "DISPROPORTIONATE" & "INAPPROPRIATE"

The United Nations Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) released a statement yesterday expressing concern about the sentencing of teenage blogger Amos Yee, who was convicted last month of uploading remarks and images critical of Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. According to the OHCHR, the Singapore government should "give special consideration" to Amos' "juvenile status" by releasing Amos Yee instead and dropping all recommendations to sentence Amos to Reformative Training.

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ROY NGERNG LETTER TO UN: CHARGING AMOS IS CHILD ABUSE!

This is Roy Ngerng. I am from Singapore. I would like to report on a case on child abuse in my country which deserves international attention. On 29 March 2015, a 16-year-old boy Amos Yee was arrested and charged on 31 March 2015, just two days later, after he made a video which criticised the late first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. Amos also spoke about the high income inequality in Singapore and attributed it to the first prime minister as well.

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