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[Joint Statement] Singapore: Drop police report against independent media outlet New Naratif
2 October 2020 10:28 am

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, urge the government of Singapore to order the Elections Department (ELD) to immediately withdraw its police report against New Naratif, and to cease abusing the law to harass critical voices and independent journalists. On 18 September 2020, Singapore’s Elections Department released a press statement in which it stated that [ Read more ]

Singapore: Take steps towards the abolition of the death penalty
30 September 2020 10:30 am

Singapore: Take steps towards the abolition of the death penalty (Bangkok/Singapore, 30 September 2020) – Singapore should take steps towards the total abolition of the death penalty, keeping in mind the international human rights standards on the right to life, and the absolute prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment, the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns impending execution of Syed Suhail bin Syed Zin
17 September 2020 2:33 pm

Singapore: Think Centre condemns impending execution of Syed Suhail bin Syed Zin 17 September 2020 As dawn breaks on 18 September, Singaporean, Syed Suhail bin Syed Zin, will be executed by the State. His impending execution is a grim reminder that Singapore’s factory of death has never ceased. The execution is a tragic irony and [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre’s concerns on distressed migrant workers during the pandemic
31 July 2020 2:44 pm

Think Centre’s concerns on distressed migrant workers during the pandemic Think Centre expresses concern over the recent spate of incidents involving distressed migrant workers residing in purpose-built-dormitories. Migrant workers are undeniably one of the biggest groups affected by the COVID-19 since it broke out among the dormitories in early April. Early control measures involved the [ Read more ]

Singapore: Open letter to parliamentary candidates and political party leaders to prioritise fundamental freedoms
3 July 2020 3:53 pm

Singapore: Open letter to parliamentary candidates and political party leaders to prioritise fundamental freedoms As Singaporeans prepare to go to the polls in parliamentary elections on 10 July 2020, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the International Commission of Jurists urge all parliamentary candidates and [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Singapore: End the judicial harassment of Jolovan Wham; repeal Public Order Act
29 May 2020 2:04 pm

(Bangkok/Singapore, 29 May 2020) – The summoning of activist Jolovan Wham by the Singaporean authorities for posting a picture on social media, including on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, points to an escalating repression of human rights defenders in the country. In a joint statement, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and Singapore-based [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Singapore: Use of Anti-Fake News Law reveals institutional framework that undermines the promotion and protection of human rights
11 February 2020 4:08 pm

Singapore: Use of Anti-Fake News Law reveals institutional framework that undermines the promotion and protection of human rights (11 February 2020) – Think Centre and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) are gravely concerned about the recent use of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), an anti-fake news law, [ Read more ]

Singapore: End state-sanctioned disinformation campaign against Kirsten Han
10 October 2019 2:36 pm

(Bangkok, 10 October 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses concern over the disinformation spread about New Naratif founder, Kirsten Han, and other human rights activists in Singapore. This deliberate spread of false information legitimises the acts of harassment faced by these activists, and further stifles the much needed space [ Read more ]

In Solidarity with Jolovan Wham
27 February 2019 5:23 pm

(Bangkok, 27 February 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) stands in solidarity with human rights defender Jolovan Wham, as he faces a sentence of sixteen days of imprisonment for violating the Public Order Act. His sentencing highlights Singapore’s tightening grip on civil society and its refusal to heed continuous calls [ Read more ]

Singapore: End Judicial Harassment of Jolovan Wham, Respect the Right to Freedom of Expression
7 January 2019 6:07 pm

(7 January 2019, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the conviction of Singaporean human rights defender Jolovan Wham for violating the 2009 Public Order Act. The case against him highlights the Singaporean Government’s tightening grip on civil society. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Singaporean Government to end the judicial harassment [ Read more ]