Tag: Activism

Netizens post smiley photos as a show of solidarity with activist Jolovan Wham

Singapore—After migrants rights activist Jolovan Wham was ordered to report to Tanglin police for having posted a photo of himself on social media with a placard with a smiley face two months ago, other netizens started posting smiley photos of their own in solidarity...

Foreign workers under quarantine in dorms now getting better food

Singapore — The food served to foreign workers under quarantine in dormitories had  improved considerably on Thursday (April 9) over that of the previous few days. An activist for foreign worker communities, Ms Kokila Annamalai, said on Facebook: “Workers in the dorms under quarantine say their...

OP-ED Beyond Hong Lim Park: What Singapore decides to do with dissent could determine the future of the next generation

Singapore—Dissent has been much in the headlines lately, what with the whole world keeping its eyes on the protests in Hong Kong for the past four months. Back home, a recently canceled one-week course on dissent at Yale-NUS College drew concern from the president...

MDA action will choke new media entrants: Maruah

Below is a statement by human rights organisation Maruah: We write to express our dismay at the attempt to prosecute Mr Alex Au for contempt of court and the reports about the Media Development Authority (MDA) seeking to regulate online media platforms the Breakfast Network...

My journey with Vui Kong

Human rights lawyer M. Ravi tells Elias Tan how he got to know drug courier Yong Vui Kong, what inspired him to save the then 19-year-old from the hangman's noose and how, in return, Yong has taught him the importance of perseverance. *** Q. Now that...