Tag: Jolovan Wham

Human Rights Watch: “Singapore authorities should immediately quash allegations against human rights activist Jolovan Wham”

Following the recent conviction of popular human rights activist Jolovan Wham, the Human Rights Watch has since released a statement condemning the Singaporean authorities for their supposedly draconian approach against free speech. In November 2016, Wham, 39, hosted an indoor event called “Civil Disobedience and Social...

Human Rights Watch: “Singapore authorities should immediately quash allegations against human rights activist Jolovan Wham”

Following the recent conviction of popular human rights activist Jolovan Wham, the Human Rights Watch has since released a statement condemning the Singaporean authorities for their supposedly draconian approach against free speech. In November 2016, Wham, 39, hosted an indoor event called “Civil Disobedience and Social...

Jolovan Wham starts sentence for organising 2016 event without police permit

Singapore — Activist Jolovan Wham started serving a 10-day jail sentence on Friday (Aug 21) for organising an indoor event four years ago without a police permit. The event was held in November 2016 at The Agora in Sin Ming Lane and was entitled Civil...

Chee Soon Juan closes ‘Chee-sy Mash’ fundraiser with ‘I don’t want to see another potato for a long, long time’

Singapore – As Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan ends his "Chee-sy Mashed Potatoes" fundraising campaign, he joked about how he "didn't want to see another potato for a long, long time." In a Facebook post on Sunday (August 2), Dr Chee shared...

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...