Public Consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

21 January 2012
MARUAH is organising a public consultation on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). With the Singapore government poised to ratify the CRPD, MARUAH would like to see both the disabled and abled communities come together and share views/inputs on areas of compliance and non-compliance which might lead to a no-reservation approach.
Event details:
  • Date/Day: 18th February 2012, Saturday
  • Time: 9am to 2pm (lunch will be provided)
  • Registration begins at 8.45am
  • Venue: Onepeople.sg; 381 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 319758 (next to Braddell MRT)
To RSVP, please click here.

Towards an ASEAN declaration of human rights

21 January 2012

Click on the link below to see an article by Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn on the ASEAN declaration of human rights.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/275923/towards-an-asean-declaration-of-human-rights


MARUAH’s letter to the ST Forum: A-G should give reasons for prosecuting a case

15 January 2012

A-G should give reasons for prosecuting a case
http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_755360.html

We are troubled by the lack of transparency and apparent inequality in the different charges brought against two men (‘Apex court clears air on A-G’s power’; Wednesday).

Because of the different drug trafficking charges, Ramalingam Ravinthran faces the hangman, while Sundar Arujunan was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane.

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Cambodia assumes ASEAN Chairmanship for 2012

3 January 2012

Indonesia handed over the chairmanship of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Cambodia during a symbolic transfer at the closing ceremony of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, on 19 November 2011.

The Cambodian 2012 ASEAN website can be found below.

http://www.asean2012.mfa.gov.kh/


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