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.
Elsewhere, public forums and discussions are regularly held in Singapore’s universities with foreign speakers invited to speak. Such events are not subjected to the same arbitrary restrictions imposed on civil society as they remain largely in the field of academia.
Substance abuse is not a ‘ghetto disease’ that afflicts only the poor or marginalized in society. Rather, it is a widely misunderstood disease and one which various governments are grappling with in their respective countries.
Prabu N Pathmanathan, a 31-year-old Malaysian national is slated to be executed this Friday (26 October 2018) Changi Prison Complex.
Prabu was first arrested for drug trafficking on 31 December 2014 and sentenced to the death penalty. His family was informed of Prabu’s execution date only on 20 October 2018.
While the newly elected Pakatan Harapan Government prepares to abolish the death penalty and ramps up its efforts to save the lives of Malaysians who are on death row abroad, their counterparts across the causeway seem to be hellbent on what can only be described as an unprecedented and vicious rampage.
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Although many Western countries accord drug addiction its medical recognition, Singapore is well-known for its tough stance in handling the local drug situation.
The government deals with drug abusers by subjecting them to tougher regimes in prison which eventually cripples their coping abilities after their release.
While the rest of the world is evolving through the 21st century, you can still count on Singapore to stubbornly remain in the last century when it comes to LGBT rights and acceptance.