The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of “NO” which garnered 963 votes versus 172 “YES” votes.
The majority of Singaporeans (55 percent) also strongly or somewhat support Pink Dot Singapore, an annual event held in support of the LGBTQ community. 45 percent are opposed to it.
China’s actions have been roundly condemned by the global community. 22 members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the first such joint move on the issue urged the Chinese government to stop its mass detention of Uighur Muslims.
Ultimately, by echoing the sentiments of the Chinese Government, the PAP IB machine reaffirms the anti-democratic, authoritarian nature of the PAP Government.
Theresa Goh echoed the sentiments of many Singaporeans by calling for S377A of the Penal Code to be repealed.
For several hours on Sunday, protesters marched in the sweltering heat dressed in white. Many carried banners saying “Scrap the evil law!” and “Oppose China extradition!”
Former PM Goh Chok Tong, in his last National Day Rally speech to the nation, made a reference to an alleged event in Lee Hsien Loong’s early career as a junior minister.
Cambodian and Vietnamese netizens and key government officials pointed out that PM Lee’s Facebook post notably failed to mention the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and their incursions into Southern Vietnam that forced Hanoi to invade in the first place.
Le Thi Thu Hang, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Vietnam “regrets” that the statement did not reflect history objectively, causing negative public opinions.
In its current trajectory, New Zealand will become the first western country to direct the bulk of its budget toward mental health and poverty.
It has been three decades since the events of the deadly June 4th crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests. The…
Such rigorous enforcement by environmental officers are common in Singapore, which has some of the most draconian anti-littering laws in the world.
Over 2,700 people responded to the poll with over 2,000 “yes” votes compared to 662 “no” votes.
Tan shared that many times the PAP leaders told that they will be sacking him but never did so because they knew that he has no hidden agenda and that his agenda is very clear, which is the country comes first.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of ‘NO’ with over 1,800 votes to 82 ‘YES’ votes
When Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister of New Zealand in October 2017, she became the country’s youngest Prime Minister and one of the youngest currently-serving world leaders.
In a survey of 37 countries, Singapore came in 2nd, behind Turkey, when it came to concerns about expressing political views for fear of retaliation from the government.
Low cited the provisions in the law which gives ministers far-reaching powers to determine what is online falsehood, saying it is akin to a minister who is both a player and a referee during a match.
The government’s high profile “War on Diabetes” has materialized in the form of public awareness campaigns and proposed policy amendments…
After a successful inaugural start-up in 2018, the Legion of Racers (LOR) are now in the hunt for a pack of drivers who could represent Singapore in major events like the F1 Esports Championship and the Gran Turismo Championship, if they qualify.
Many have argued that the law could severely restrict not only freedom of the press but also freedom of speech in Singapore overall.
The petition charged Nas Daily for making videos that perpetuated stereotypes and pushing a brainwashing agenda using subliminal messaging, making him a danger to Singapore. However, no explanation was given as to what these clips supposedly were.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Zhong described his surprise that his “harmless” comments would warrant such a heavy handed response.
Ms Yassin has also been outspoken in his praise for Singapore and the PAP government. Last year, Mr Yassin produced several videos on Singapore during his stopover while applying for a visa to Indonesia.
Overwhelmed by Ms Chan’s skilful rhetoric and ability in mobilising public sentiment, the Malaysian Government decided to forego all its claims to the 1962 Water Agreement.
I am doing my part as a Singaporean. I saw how the government responded to the Watain petition and saw it fit to take a stand against Maroon 5’s unwholesome influence.
The government has always championed quality in its highest echelons and maintained that only the best make its ranks. Are we seeing that today?
Wong was charged in Mar 2018 for receiving about S$107,000 in various forms of gratification from company director Chia Sin Lan between December 2014 and September 2016.
Mr. Wham also faces two other charges of organizing public assembly without a police permit and another two charges for not signing the police statements.
If we can entrust the youth of Singapore with key responsibilities like national service, while investing billions of dollars in their education, we ought to give them a say on how this nation should be run.
When asked by members of the public why Thia was selected for the role, Mediacorp said that Thia was an accomplished actor and would be a perfect impersonator of Minister Khaw.
The demonstration represented the largest demonstration by German citizens against the racial policies of the Nazi regime. For historians, it was proof that ordinary German citizens did have limited knowledge of the Holocaust.
Minister Ng announced that SAF unit commanders found to have committed safety lapses will be penalized during their performance review. However, he stopped short of addressing whether command responsibility would extend to the highest levels of the SAF or MINDEF leadership.
In one corner is Sitoh Yih Pin, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and in the other, Jose Raymond who is an elections noob from the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP).
February 10, 2019 marks Lee Hsien Loong’s 67th birthday. Here is a quick look back on the life of Singapore’s current Prime Minister.
This was not the first time SingPost failed to meet IMDA’s Quality of Service (QoS) standards. However, 2017’s margin of failure was “significant” compared to previous instances.
Chinese New Year 1942 marked the Year of the Horse, but for the people of Singapore then, there was little hope for the new year but fear and trepidation.
Prior to his civilian career, Desmond Kuek was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2007-2010, holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
The renewal notice was dated 6 September 2018. But according to Singpost’s date stamp on the envelope, the letter was only cleared on 30 January 2019, over 4 months later.
While Raffles articulated a number of broad principles, plans, and priorities for Singapore’s development, he was largely absent. It was Farquhar who did the heavy lifting, executing Raffle’s vision and ensuring Singapore’s commercial success.
Tan had consistently secured an electoral margin of victory higher than the PAP’s national average in every election throughout his political career. His popularity and proven track record in Parliament makes him a formidable candidate and the biggest threat to the PAP’s dominance since J. B. Jeyaratnam.
Along with 11 other Singaporeans, Tan filed an application with the Registry of Societies for a new political party named the Progress Singapore Party on January 16.
The actual cost of hosting the historic summit incurred by the Singapore Government was approximately S$16.3 million.
Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean politician and lawyer, said that one of the speakers that will be joining the rally is Leong Sze Hian who is currently being sued by PM Lee for defamation.
This was according to an online survey conducted by Wake Up Singapore in reaction to updates to tougher punishments being introduced for private security officers.
Taiwan became a self-governed island in 1949 following the defeat of the Nationalist Kuo Min Tang in the Chinese Civil War. Taiwan officially retains the name ‘Republic of China’ but the Beijing government considers it to be no more than a renegade province to be reunified under Communist Party rule.
200 years after Sir Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and 48 years after Britain pulled out its military, it is considering a renewed presence in Southeast Asia – with Singapore as a likely site.
As of Jan 2019, he has been in power for 14 years and 142 days, edging out Goh Chok Tong who held that office for just under 14 years. This makes PM Lee the current longest-serving leader of a first world country. In that time PM Lee has seen 3 Singapore Presidents, 4 US Presidents, 4 British Prime Ministers, 3 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and 2 Chinese Presidents.
Many Singaporeans have rightly pointed out that Darryl David’s comments reflect a disconnect from reality.
At the time, Job was employed as an infrastructure engineer. He pleaded guilty to three charges of outraging the modesty of a minor, with another four charges taken into consideration. He molested one of the victims twice.