Tag: Maruah

MARUAH’s responds to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s comments on the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament today (13 July 2015) that he has asked the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee to have smaller Group Representation Constituencies, and to have at least 12 Single Member Constituencies. This committee was formed two months ago. The...

MARUAH mulls over the future of Little India

Human rights group MARUAH held a forum on Feb 12 to discuss the hastily-tabled Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill. The Bill will be discussed in parliament next Monday, Feb 17. The civil rights group raised some issues of concern: possibility of abuse in implementation, relevance of...

Will Little India still be Little India?

Human rights group, MARUAH, will be holding a panel discussion on the impact of the proposed Public Order (Additional Temporary Measures) Bill on the social landscape of Little India. The bill was last announced in January and is scheduled for second reading on February 17 in...

MARUAH calls for bigger CPF payout

Human rights group, MARUAH, has called the government to increase CPF interest rates and its minimum retirement payout in the upcoming 2014 Budget Statement. The group wants the government launch a study to find out the minimum income required by Singaporeans for retirement and subsequently...

Foreign workers: What also needs to change

By Gaurav Sharma Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), Workfair Singapore and HealthServe asked the right questions at a Maruah forum on Monday night. Singapore does need better laws and even better enforcement to improve the situation of foreign workers in the country. But equal emphasis is...

MARUAH's event, go where?

Following human rights organisation MARUAH's forum on migrant workers on Monday, the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) has issued a press statement claiming they were unaware of the nature of the forum and would have declined the booking. “We were merely a venue provider,” Honorary Secretary...

Maruah told: Sorry, venue booking cancelled

One controversy after another...and the Little India riot story just refuses to disappear. The new issue is human rights organisation Maruah's difficulty in finding a venue for holding an event titled Foreign Workers, Justice and Fairness. At practically the 11th hour, Ananda Bhavan restaurant at...

MDA's Move Overly Intrusive, says Maruah

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Here is a letter from Braema Mathi, president of  Maruah, to The Independent Singapore. Maruah is deeply concerned at the closure of Breakfast Network's website as a result of their decision not to submit the registration forms required by the Media Development Authority (MDA). MDA had,...