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18 September 2016
"We cannot measure (or reward) human endeavour by money alone but withholding it sends a wrong message to society too."
13 August 2016
Aside From the Singaporean Swimmer Who Beat Michael Phelps, Meet the Other Southeast Asian Olympic Gold Medalists
Singapore and Vietnam have bagged their first ever Olympic golds in Rio, Thailand has topped the podium twice and the Philippines has ended a two-decade medal drought.
5 August 2016
"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."
7 July 2016
After police searched political activist and civil rights lawyer Teo Soh Lung's home and computer without a warrant, she posted about it on Facebook. Then her post was taken down.
17 June 2016
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2 June 2016
"I insisted I wanted to know my rights and whether it was legal for them to do what they were doing. They would not let me speak to [my lawyer]."
1 June 2016
Cambodia's Government Mistakes Singapore for Libya in Video Warning Against ‘Excessive Civil Rights’
"The goal of this video is clearly to intimidate ordinary people from the full and peaceful exercise of their human rights."
17 May 2016
Does eating rice pose a greater risk of diabetes that consuming sugar? Singaporeans are duking it out over this very question.
23 March 2016
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?
18 March 2016
Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century
Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
6 March 2016
"It is a bad solution to a non-problem and a waste of taxpayers’ money. You are essentially using our funds to deprive us of a space we can use."
15 February 2016
Teenager's Death After Police Questioning Leads to Review of Crime Investigation Procedure in Singapore
"We find it absurd that while public spaces are heavily surveilled with security cameras, interrogation rooms are not fitted with any cameras to allow for transparency of the interrogation process."
16 December 2015
"...migrant domestic workers in Singapore live and work under state regulations that place them squarely in the position of indentured slaves..."
13 December 2015
The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.
2 December 2015
"Singaporeans can enjoy a good show without their consciences being affronted by lewd acts in the name of entertainment."
26 November 2015
The government lifted the ban for 240 publications but 17 titles remain prohibited for being obscene or contrary to public interest.
27 September 2015
"As consumers, we can contribute towards our collective fight against haze pollution by making informed and responsible purchases."
20 September 2015
Singapore's ruling party, which has been in power since 1959, clinched a landslide victory in the recent general election. Many were surprised by the results.