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S'porean arrested after Facebook attack on govt

25 August 2010

AFP

A Singaporean man who attacked the ruling party on Facebook and urge people to "burn" a cabinet minister has been arrested on charges of inciting violence, police said Wednesday.

In a statement, police said they had arrested a "man in his late 20s" on Tuesday "in connection with investigations into offences related to incitement of violence".

The statement did not name the man or give details of the offence, but said ... Read more »

This is why the SDP advocates retrenchment benefits

25 August 2010

Singapore Democrats

The Ministry of Manpower reported that as of June 2010 nearly 70,000 people in Singapore are unemployed. The numbers also reveal that those who are still looking for jobs after six months is on the rise. Add to this is the fact that most of those retrenched are older workers – aged 40 and ab ... Read more »

Model city S'pore shows symptoms of urban stress

25 August 2010

Philip Lim

AFP

Flash floods along posh Orchard Road. Packed subway trains. Traffic gridlock in the morning and evening rush hours. Intensifying competition for public flats.

What happened to squeaky-clean, smooth-flowing Singapore?

Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most "liveable" cities, Singapore is now experiencing urban growth woes as it moves to expand its population to 6.5 million in 20 year ... Read more »

Calls for presidential pardon for Yong Vui Kong

25 August 2010

FIDH

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), representing 164 organisations across the world, calls on the Singaporean authorities to uphold the right to life, as enshrined in international law, and urges HE S. R. Nathan, President of Singapore, to exercise his constitutional power to grant a pardon to Mr. Yong Vui Kong, a 22-year-old Malaysian national, who has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Mr Yong, from Sabah, Mala ... Read more »