MARUAH submits UPR mid-term report to OHCHR

17 August 2018

In Aug 2018, MARUAH submitted a collective mid-term Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

More details in our UPR section below.
https://maruah.org/upr/


Knowledge Top-Up Series, Part 1 Education

9 August 2018

This dialogue on education will inform you of the policies and resources allocated to educate the future pillars of our nation.

It is the first of the Knowledge Top-Up Series that MARUAH is organising to boost community knowledge of sectoral policies and enhance citizen participation in governance.

The dialogue is organised into two panels:
The first panel will have speakers share broader perspectives and their expertise on our education system.
The second will cover specific areas such as individuals with special needs, lower-income families, youths at risk and homeschooling.

Date: 18 August 2018
Time 1.45pm – 6pm
Venue: Blk 231 Bain Street
#04-41 Bras Basah Complex
Singapore 180231 [map]

Join us in our education dialogue! Register now! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ikWexoBXvcTLmHthhkzCTjEF4XbAJFG8ufYC_5CChIs/edit?ts=5b59e1a9


Oral Statement from CSOs during the AICHR Interregional Dialogue: Sharing Good Practices on Business and Human Rights

13 June 2018

A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) has submitted a statement during the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Interregional Dialogue: Sharing Good Practices on Business and Human Rights, held recently on 4-6 Jun 2018 in Bangkok.

Please click link here for the PDF statement.


Joint Media Statement by AICHR Indonesia and AICHR Malaysia on Rakhine State Refugees

25 April 2018

Please see below for a joint media statement by AICHR Indonesia and AICHR Malaysia, regarding the Rakhine State Refugees.

20180423 Joint Media Statement AICHR Indonesia and AICHR Malaysia on Rakhine State Refugees


Media statement on Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

3 April 2018

Please see below for MARUAH’s media statement on the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.

Press Statement from MARUAH on SC and DOFs_3rd April 2018


Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill

18 March 2018

MARUAH has submitted a statement to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the proposed Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill.

The statement can be viewed below.

MARUAH’s Statement for the Second Reading of the Bill on Public Order and Safety


Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods

4 March 2018

MARUAH has submitted a written representation to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.

1. MARUAH’s view is that the government has not articulated a clear case for new legislation against Deliberate Online Falsehoods (DOF). Existing laws can already be used and have been used against DOF in Singapore and overseas.

2. There is a very high risk that any legislative action will stifle free speech and may be used against the legitimate expression of dissenting views.

3. In the event that the government still feels compelled to enact any laws against DOF, such laws must be balanced and not result in the removal of legitimate content including political debate. All parties affected must be given the chance to present their case and take-down orders issued only by a court of law.

MARUAH’s submission is posted at https://maruah.org/select-comm-online-falsehoods/