Tag: Jolovan Wham

Jolovan Wham: Leticia in MOM video is “the Filipino domestic worker equivalent of brown face”

Singapore—Fresh on the heels of the E-Pay-Preetipls controversy which started with an advertisement getting called out for using a Singaporean of Chinese descent in brown face, activist Jolovan Wham pointed out in a Facebook post that Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower is doing the same...

SDP’s Chee Soon Juan and WP’s Pritam Singh unveil new youth members; Jolovan Wham joins the fray

Both the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and the Workers’ Party announced brand new youth teams. Secretary-General of the SDP Chee Soon Juan, and his WP counterpart Pritam Singh took to social media in the early afternoon to unveil their new members. The SDP boasts a young...

For the second time, Lee Hsien Yang donates money to someone who’s run afoul of his brother’s government

Singapore — One of the biggest stories to emerge in the country today, May 22, (Wednesday) is that of Lee Hsien Yang, the brother current PM Lee Hsien Loong and son of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, putting up the S$20,000 for activist...

Lee Hsien Yang pays Jolovan Wham’s $20K security deposit in High Court appeal

Late last night, activist Jolovan Wham took to Twitter to share that Lee Hsien Yang - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s brother – has put up S$20,000 for Wham to use as a security deposit for his appeal against the High Court in his...

Jolovan Wham slapped with S$5,000 fine for contempt of court, insists he has nothing to apologise for

Singapore—Almost a year to the day that he put up a Facebook post saying that Singapore's courts are not as independent as Malaysia's when it comes to cases that have political implications, activist Jolovan Wham has been fined S$5,000 for contempt of court. But the...

Local groups call for greater freedom of expression in Singapore as Jolovan Wham faces investigations

Singapore – On Mar 26 (Tues), 25 different local groups released a statement calling for greater freedom of expression in light of the charges against Jolovan Wham. “We are a group of citizens who are deeply troubled by the mounting charges that social worker and...

Prosecutors: S$10-15K fine for Jolovan Wham and jail time for SDP’s John Tan Liang Joo over controversial Facebook post

Singapore —The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) have made known what sentences they are seeking for Jolovan Wham and John Tan Liang Joo over their controversial Facebook posts. Prosecutors are seeking a fine of between S$10,000 and S$15,000 for Mr Wham, as well as jail time...

Activist Jolovan Wham under new police investigation for holding paper outside State Courts without permit

Singapore – Social worker and human rights activist, Jolovan Wham, is once more being investigated by Singaporean police. This time, for allegedly protesting outside the State Courts without a valid permit. On December 13 last year, Wham posted a picture in his Instagram account of...

On Jolovan Wham’s arrest and the making of “repression costly to the state”

Singapore – With the recent sentencing of local activist Jolovan Wham to 16 days imprisonment in place of an S$3,200 fine for holding an event without a police permit, the spotlight on human rights and the freedom of speech is as bright as ever. On...

UN Experts on Jolovan Wham conviction: “Singapore should act to amend the Public Order Act”

According to United Nations' experts on human rights, Singapore’s Public Order Act needs to be amended in order to assure individuals their freedom of expression. The United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a statement on Tuesday, January 29,...