While Malaysia’s government is forced to embrace change, our government still resists change

Written by Ng E-Jay 19 September 2011 A very significant political development happened in Malaysia last week. On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA) would be completely repealed, along with the 1969 Emergency Ordinance which also allows for detention without trial. According to PM Najib’s press… Continue reading

Let us unite and set our sights on the future general election

28 August, 2.30am Some people are now attacking Tan Jee Say’s supporters in online forums, accusing them of robbing victory from Dr Tan Cheng Bock and handing victory to Dr Tony Tan. It is very unfortunate that some people choose at this moment to be so divisive and to play partisan politics in such a… Continue reading

Kenneth Jeyaretnam’s response to TOC lacked composure and calm befitting a prominent politician

Sgpolitics.net wishes all readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Written by Ng E-Jay 24 December 2009 A heated debate has broken out between The Online Citizen and its critics, with none other than Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam, the Secretary-General of the Reform Party, joining the fray in an attempt, in his own… Continue reading

Ministry of Law contradicts District Judge over whether political criticism in Singapore is a crime

The Ministry of Law has issued a statement which contradicts a recent judgment made by District Judge Ch’ng Lye Beng who presided over the case of 3 SDP CEC members charged with illegally distributing pamphlets at Raffles City Shopping Centre on 10 Sep 2006. The flyers questioned ministerial salaries and highlighted the denial of political rights to Singaporeans. They also announced the Empower Singaporeans March and Rally that was to be held the following week on 16 Sep 06 during the WB-IMF meeting.