SINGAPORE COURTING MORE CONTEMPT

Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham is facing charges for contempt of court over a Facebook post alleging that Malaysia’s judges are “more independent than Singapore’s for cases with political implications”. A member of the Singapore Democratic Party, John Tan, has since received the same charge…

US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

What happened? Trump has officially announced the exit of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. This landmark agreement, negotiated in 2015 under the Obama Administration, pledged a lifting of sanctions on Iran in…

PRESS FREEDOMS ON THE DECLINE?

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released its 2018 update of its Press Freedom Index. Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands fill up the top 3, while North Korea remains bottom. In between, the US continued its decline dropping two places to fall at 45, and…

WORKERS’ PARTY ELECTS NEW BOSS

Pritam Singh has been confirmed as the new Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party. This comes after former boss Low Thia Khiang announced last November that he would step down after 17 years of leading the party. In that time Low has established himself as…