Rule ‘by’ Law in Singapore

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At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal

At last, the new normal gives way to the old abnormal – Martyn See Police investigate technology-enabled ISA discussions, James Gomez, 14 Oct 2011 The Singapore Police Force on Wednesday 12 October 2011 launched investigations into two separate events that discussed issues surrounding the need to abolish ISA in the city-state. According to replies given … Continue reading

[Video] Ex-political detainee Dr Lim Hock Siew challenges Dr Tony Tan

Dr Lim Hock Siew‘s speech during a memorial gathering in honor of Tan Jing Quee on 20th August 2011. [original link] [original link] [original link]

Singapore Law Minister ‘guilty of professional misconduct’

You’ll probably only see such a headline if Singapore attains its “second independence”. When the Minister for Law (he’s also Minister for Home Affairs and the one leading the PAP Govt’s charge to UPR on 6th May), K. Shanmugam (who is also a lawyer), publicly commented in 2010 with regards to Yong Vui Kong, he … Continue reading

UN to review Singapore’s human rights record on 6th May 2011

May 11, 2011: Singapore rejects six recommendations Singapore’s human rights record will come up for review on 6th May 2011 at 9am-12pm (Singapore time 3pm-6pm) during the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland. There’ll be a live webcast during the proceedings here and here. The Singapore Government, which has submitted it’s national report, … Continue reading

Singapore High Court dismisses SDP’s appeals and upholds One country, two systems

See also Martyn’s posts here, here, here and here. And also these reports here and here by the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada. Judiciary crushes free speech yet again Singapore Democrats, 22 Feb 2011 Unsurprisng perhaps but the Judiciary has again crushed Singaporeans’ right to freedoms of speech and … Continue reading

Every oppressed nation needs a ‘Lawyers for Liberty’

Some Singaporean lawyers (and citizens) may not quite like to consider themselves oppressed, but we believe a full stomach makes a poor replacement for liberty lost. While Singapore’s Law Society is a neutered body that is under the thumb of the ruling PAP, we hope there are some who will believe in freedom and want … Continue reading

IBAHRI: PAP’s unlawful domestic legislation prevents open political discussion necessary for a democratic society

IBAHRI gravely concerned by conviction and sentence of Dr Chee Soon Juan, leader of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, 14 Feb 2011 The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is gravely concerned about the recent ruling of the Singapore High Court, in which Dr Chee Soon Juan’s conviction for speaking in public without a … Continue reading

{Video} Chee Soon Juan urges Singaporeans to stand up for their rights

Dr Chee Soon Juan talks about the recent ground-breaking success of the online drive to raise $20,000 to pay the fine that the Judiciary imposed on him for exercising his right to free speech. He urges Singaporeans to stand up for their rights and reminds the people that they are not powerless – http://yoursdp.org/

Memo to PAP: Chee Soon Juan ain’t goin’ to prison for 20 weeks

Read SDP’s message of thanks and also statement by Human Rights Watch. Singapore opposition leader escapes jail term AFP, 10 Feb 2011 A vocal opposition leader in Singapore Thursday escaped a jail term after an online donation drive raised enough money to pay a fine instead. Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party … Continue reading

Singaporean government should drop politically motivated charges against Chee Soon Juan – Human Rights Watch

If the penalties were not so severe, it would be laughable that a so-called ‘democratic’ government would actually lock up someone for giving a speech on a sidewalk and encouraging people to buy their party’s broadsheet Singapore: Drop Charges Against Opposition Leader Human Rights Watch, February 8, 2011 Chee Soon Juan Faces Prison for Conviction … Continue reading

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