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


The Death Penalty – Yea or Nay?

17 April 2017

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Date: 27th May 2017
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: The Seminar Room, 51 Cuppage Road, #07-22, Singapore 229469
(behind Centrepoint Shopping Centre, opposite Somerset MRT)
See map – https://goo.gl/maps/MFkeHBYXzBw

The Death Penalty – Yea or Nay? Have your say
A discussion on the relevance of the death penalty in Singapore
To discuss capital punishment/the death penalty in Singapore and Singaporeans’ perspectives and feelings about it.

1: The Singapore story on the death penalty
A/Prof Chan Wing Cheong will share the history of the death penalty in Singapore, cases by law on the Death penalty and share some cases that ask for our greater discussions.

2: What do Singaporeans have to say on the Death Penalty in Singapore?
A/Prof Tan Ern Ser will speak on Singaporeans approach to the Death Penalty and share findings done by the NUS and SMU teams who had as their consultant Prof. Roger Hood from Oxford University who started this whole survey for Commonwealth countries and also shared his views with Dr Michael Hor, when he was at NUS.

3: Why Some countries believe in the Death Penalty?
Assistant Professor Jack Lee  Tsen-Ta will highlight countries that have death penalties and why they justify the DP as a form of punishment.

4: Why the death penalty should not be in Singapore anymore?
Mr M. Ravi will highlight countries that do not have the death penalty, as a means to punish perpetrators.

5: A Good Shepherd Mission Sister will share her experiences in a speech that the moderator will read.

Workshop, objectives and structure for Participants
– participants to be divided into 2 groups, one to discuss the pros/for the death penalty and the other the cons/against the death penalty
– each group will nominate a rep to present their arguments
– This is to create awareness, emotions, impact and thought processes on the subject of the death penalty
– flip boards, markers and paper will be provided

Outcomes
A paper based on the results of the forum will be put together and shared.

To attend this discussion, please register at our Facebook event page below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1711517559145939


The Sorry State of Human Rights in Singapore

5 December 2016

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In Singapore, MARUAH, a human rights organisation, will mark the day with a public meeting at Hong Lim Park to draw much needed attention to the state of Human Rights in our country. Speakers at the event include: Teo Soh Lung; Paul Tambyah; Terry Xu; Sean Francis Han; Jolovan Wham; Han Hui Hui; Gilbert Goh; M Ravi; Tan Kin Lian and Leong Sze Hian.

As highlighted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ‘Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Conflicts and deprivation are forcing families from their homes. Climate change darkens our horizons – and everywhere, it seems, anxieties are deepening. Humane values are under attack, and we feel overwhelmed – unsure what to do or where to turn.’

‘Join us. Help break the toxic patterns of a fearful world and embark on a more peaceful, more sustainable future. We don’t have to stand by while the haters drive wedges of hostility between communities – we can build bridges. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media, at home and on the sports field.’

‘Wherever there is discrimination, we can step forward to help safeguard someone’s right to live free from fear and abuse. We can raise our voices for decent values. We can join others to publicly lobby for better leadership, better laws and greater respect for human dignity.’

Event details
Date : 10 December 2016
Time : 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue : Speakers’ Corner
Hong Lim Park
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