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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 ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – Thematic Report by the High Commissioner, General Debate
11:14 am

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Thematic reports by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 21 June 2016 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s practical recommendations for the creation and [ Read more ]

Singapore: Stop harassing online activists and curbing online freedom
3 June 2016 8:08 pm

(Bangkok, 3 June 2016) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member, Think Centre are gravely concerned about the legal harassment of two online activists, Roy Ngerng and Teo Soh Lung. They are currently under police investigation for allegedly breaching the election law by posting election related content on their Facebook [ Read more ]

Singapore: Yee’s guilty verdict is a sad indication of the limits of free speech
14 May 2015 11:13 am

By Marte Hellema and Joses Kuan As the world responds to the guilty verdict of Amos Yee, thoughts should not just focus on how a 16-year-old ended up in this predicament, but on what it says about the state of affairs in Singapore today. Yee was found guilty of two charges under the Penal Code, [ Read more ]

Singapore: Government Again Uses Strong-arm Tactics Against Citizen Blogger
26 May 2014 4:11 pm

(Bangkok, 26 May 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expressed its regret at the Prime Minister of Singapore’s threat to pursue legal action against blogger Roy Ngerng, which it views as the latest attempt to undermine freedom of expression in the country. The regional human rights group called on the [ Read more ]