Dr Wong Wee Nam: Fear Factor Revisited, The S’pore Edition – Politicophobia (The Fear of Politics)

Fear Factor Revisited: The S’pore Edition – Politicophobia (The Fear of Politics) By Dr Wong Wee Nam December 29th 2007. Someone had called for Singaporeans to go and have dinner at Centrepoint. The dress code: anything in black. It was of course not a dinner gathering to celebrate the end of a year. It was… Continue reading

Excellent ST Forum letter on Singaporeans being disadvantaged by indiscriminate hiring of foreign workers

ST Reader Ms Goh Bee Lian has written an outstanding letter on how Singaporeans are disadvantaged by indiscriminate hiring of foreigners who do not have a proper command of the English language. She was responding to a previous ST Forum letter by the Ministry of Manpower explaining how foreigners supplement Singapore’s workforce and why Singaporeans… Continue reading

SDP sent protest letter to Malaysian High Commission on 17 Dec 07

Five members of the Singapore Democratic Party as well as other supporters handed a letter to the Malaysian High Commission, expressing their opposition to the crackdown on protesters in the country. The group, who all donned navy blue-collared T-shirts, included SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan, his sister Siok Chin, and party chairman Gandhi Ambalam. They… Continue reading

Lawyers present petition to Law Society

On 10 Dec 07 Monday, lawyers Chia Ti Lik and M. Ravi presented a petition to the Law Society calling for the establishment of a human rights sub-committee within the Law Society and calling for a strengthening of the independence of the judiciary, amongst other matters. The content of the letter is as follows:

SG Human Rights’ commemoration of Human Rights Day 2007 – photos

SG Human Rights commemorated Human Rights Day 2007 on 9 Dec at the Speaker’s Corner. Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 Dec 1948. Speakers included Mr Mohd Jufrie Mahmood, social activist Bridget Lew, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan, and… Continue reading