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.
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.
An agency from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK released a video comparing the effects of smoking and vaping, and claiming that the latter is 95% less harmful.
In response to TOC’s query, Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had indeed contributed to Leong’s legal fund, but didn’t disclose the amount.
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.