Tag: Jolovan Wham

Jolovan Wham: MOM’s restrictive advisory on maids worsens their already stressful lives

Singapore—Activist Jolovan Wham, a longtime champion of migrant workers' rights, has written a letter to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo that has since gone viral. Mr Wham wrote the letter after the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) issued an advisory on Wednesday (June 17) for domestic...

Netizen: “Ironic” that migrant workers’ rights activist has apologised to Josephine Teo

Singapore — Many voices have risen in support of activist Jolovan Wham, who has had some legal troubles of late. On Friday (May 22), he issued an apology to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo over allegations of corruption made on social media. He said that, in...

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...

Jolovan Wham starts 1-week prison sentence for criticising judiciary

Singapore — Activist Jolovan Wham began on Tuesday (March 31) to serve a one-week jail sentence for criticising the judiciary. He said he had chosen to go to jail rather than pay a $5,000 fine. On April 29, 2019, almost a year to the day...

High Court dismisses activist Jolovan Wham’s appeal against conviction, says ‘vigilante conduct’ can’t be condoned

Singapore— An appeal filed by activist and social worker Jolovan Wham against his conviction and sentence for the organization of a public assembly without a permit and refusing to sign a police statement was dismissed by the High Court on Friday, October 25. In his...

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...