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/

 


Privacy concerns in Government’s proposal for a National Electronic Health Record (NEHR) system

27 February 2018

MARUAH participated in the public consultation sessions on the draft Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) and submitted its feedback to the Ministry of Health (MOH). Among the provisions of the HCSA is a requirement that all medical service providers upload data on their patients into a national medical database without giving individuals the right to opt-out. Conversely, the draft bill does not give individuals the right to access all of the data being held on them in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) database. MOH has softened its stance on allowing individuals to opt-out and has indicated that it would voluntarily allow individuals to access some of their own data but there are still obvious privacy concerns in the NEHR.
While we are broadly supportive of the aims of the HCSA and the NEHR, the privacy protections and rights of access for patients in the draft Bill are inadequate and should be strengthened.

MARUAH’s feedback on the HCSA and NEHR is appended below. For more information on the HCSA, see MOH’s website at http://www.hcsa.sg

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