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From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Civil society groups express concerns over breadth of Public Order Bill
14 March 2018 6:24 pm

Civil society groups AWARE, Function 8, HOME, Project X, Think Centre, and TWC2 have serious concerns about the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill, which introduces wide-reaching police powers, including to potentially deploy lethal force and to stop communications, not just during terrorist attacks, but also during peaceful protests. The Bill goes far beyond [ Read more ]

Welcoming Singapore as Chair for ASEAN and AICHR
26 January 2018 1:41 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 26 January 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes Singapore as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2018. During the 26th Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in Singapore on 24-26 January 2018, FORUM-ASIA reiterated its message to the Government of [ Read more ]

Singapore: End Judicial Harassment of Jolovan Wham
8 December 2017 6:08 pm

(8 December 2017, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the judicial harassment by Singaporean authorities of Jolovan Wham, a pro-democracy civil rights activist. The Attorney-General’s Chambers brought seven charges against Jolovan Wham at the district court level. Among others, he was accused of having violated the Public Order [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on the upcoming Elections in several Asian Countries
20 June 2017 12:33 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA calls attention to the significance given to democracy as [ Read more ]

From our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali
18 May 2017 4:29 pm

Singapore – Think Centre is greatly disturbed by the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali scheduled for this Friday morning, 19 May 2017. We regret that the Cabinet of Singapore has once again failed to advise the sitting President to grant clemency. The last known clemency was granted 19 years ago in 1998 [ Read more ]

Local and International groups express solidarity for the families of executed prisoners in Singapore
26 November 2016 7:31 pm

26 November 2016 – We, the undersigned organisations, condemn the shameful execution of a Nigerian national, Chijioke Stephen Obioha, and a Malaysian national, Devendran a/l Supramaniam in Singapore on 18 November 2016, which runs counter to global trends towards abolition of capital punishment. Around the same time, at the 50th and 51st meeting of the [ Read more ]

Singapore: Stay the Execution of Chijioke Stephen Obioha
17 November 2016 6:41 am

(Singapore/Bangkok, 16 November 2016) – Think Centre (TC) and FORUM-ASIA appeal to the Singapore Government to stop its use of the death penalty and specifically pleads, on behalf of the accused, Mr. Chijioke Stephen Obioha, a Nigerian, and his family for the stay of his execution. Chijioke was arrested more than nine years ago and [ Read more ]

Singapore: New Contempt of Court Law Further Curtails Limited Freedom of Expression
20 August 2016 2:23 pm

(Bangkok, 20 August 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its Singaporean member, Think Centre, condemn the passage of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill by the Singaporean Parliament on Monday 15 August. It further restricts the limited right to freedom of expression and press freedom in the country. The [ Read more ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – Universal Periodic Review plenary on Singapore
27 June 2016 11:57 am

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review plenary on Singapore Oral Statement Delivered by Jean Chong Yan Lih On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 24 June 2016   Mr President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in association with Sayoni, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus [ Read more ]

HRC32 Side Event – Singapore’s Responses to UPR Recommendations
22 June 2016 11:46 am

The panel discussion will take place on Friday 24 June 2016, from 13:30 – 15:00, in the Room XXI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Panelists Sinapan Samydorai, Think Centre, Singapore Overview of the human rights situation in Singapore Jean Chong, Sayoni, Singapore LGBTIQ rights in Singapore Jolene Tan, AWARE, Singapore Gender equality in [ Read more ]