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  1. Gay rights

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... on the issue of gay rights. In an interview conducted in February but only published in July, Mr Goh said that his government had quietly begun to allow gay employees into its ranks, even in sensitive ... the interview released to the local press, Mr Goh suggests that gays should disclose their status to avoid being open to blackmail. He felt that, over time, Singaporeans would understand the issue ...

  2. Confident and articulate ambassador sought for Mr Gay Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Are you ready for Mr Gay Hong Kong? In our city, obsessed as it is with beauty pageants, it was only a matter of time. ... a confident and articulate ambassador for the city's gay populace. Of course, he'll also have to pass the rigours of the sportswear, swimwear and formal-wear competition. Other requirements ...

  3. Fireworks tell of a way of governance that we despise

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... possibly detected- which is tragically often the case. PAULA KEMBER, Happy Valley Specious data on gays Yeung See-yin's attempted rebuttal ('Opposing gays', September 17) of Sean Mok's letter would have been more persuasive if his facts were right. It is not a fact, but an unscientific observation limited to those undergoing psychoanalysis, that 'the vast majority ...

  4. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am an American native English-speaking teacher and several students have asked me to give an appraisal of the newly released Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) English exam packet- all 93 pages of it. First of all, I am simply gobsmacked at the unabas ...

  5. Assurances sought on suspect's rights, fax shows

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be carried out. It shows that the Hong Kong authorities demanded assurances that Munthir and his family would be 'treated humanely and in accordance with human rights standards'. ...

  6. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is right that Britain expresses its concerns about human rights in China. We remain concerned by the recent detention of activists, including artist Ai Weiwei. We continue to call for his release ... good friends when they can discuss their differences, too. We highlight the treatment of individuals not just because it is the right thing to do but because we see the steady development ...

  7. Respect for human rights truly fosters prosperity

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Li [former education secretary Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung] praised the mainland's economic success, saying critics of its human rights situation should consider the improvements made in people's lives. 'Even if it deprives people of all human rights, it has indeed raised the income of a fourth of the world's population.' SCMP, ...

  8. Fight for your rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui A group of teenagers have set up an organisation to fight for children's rights. It is the first ever in Hong Kong to be run by children. Kids' Dream, which ... on Children's Rights, as well as the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). They have also received funding from Save the Children. Kids' Dream aims to arouse public awareness ...

  9. The crusaders

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... founder of gay rights group People Like Us. ''Activist' is a bad word in Singapore. It connotes rebellion- or, rather, the government has made it connote rebellion,' he says. ... consciousness... they realise they, too, have to move.' He cites his own family as an example of the tacit support there is for gay rights. 'My father is pretty proud of what I'm ...

  10. Right-wing activists in Japan attack bus carrying Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo A group of Japanese right-wing activists attacked a bus carrying Chinese tourists in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka on Wednesday afternoon, Japan's Asahi newspaper ... and Japan. About 160 activists from 50 right-wing groups from across Kyushu island took part in the parade. On the same day, ribenxinwen.com, a Tokyo-based Chinese news website reported ...




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