Democracy and Civil Society in Singapore: The Politics of Control

in Documentation, Press Release, Publication, Report

The report, Democracy and Civil Society in Singapore: The Politics of Control analyses Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) existence and operation as a “political association” over a period of 30 months: From SFD’s beginnings in January 2010 through to the 2nd Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2012, and then to June 2012 with the official announcement of its legal dissolution and launch of this Report. Read more »

SFD to de-register as ROS society

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SFD Media Release
13 June 2012

Members of Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) approved a motion to dissolve the organization as a society registered with Registrar of Society during its Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2012.

SFD is currently completing the required documentation and will submit these shortly to ROS to finalize the dissolution. This will then effectively release SFD from its obligations as a political association. Read more »

Police: Foreign speakers at private forums require clearance

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SFD Media Release
20 January 2012

Mr. Martyn See, Executive Secretary, Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD), appeared before police investigations today for the second time over a private forum he organized on behalf of SFD on 24 September 2011.

Inspector S. Vickneshwaran of the Central Police Division informed Mr. See that getting a foreigner to talk at a private forum may tantamount to an offence if it is done without any clearance. Read more »

Police denies SFD permit for anti-racism rally

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SFD Media Release
1 December 2011
Singapore

An application to conduct an anti-racism rally at Speakers' Corner on International Human Rights Day (December 10th) was rejected by the police yesterday.

The initial permit application for a 'Singaporeans United Against Racism' rally was made by Mr Martyn See, Executive Secretary, Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) on 20 November 2011. Read more »

Freedom Film Festival a possible mainstay in Singapore

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Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD), will explore jointly with both its festival partners KOMAS and The Substation into the possibility of making the Singapore leg of Freedom Film Festival (FFF) an annual mainstay.

Some 140 people attended the Singapore leg of the FFF at The Substation on 28 October 2011. Hosted by SFD, this is the second time the FFF has been held in Singapore and has been widely seen as a second year of success. Read more »

Coalition To Abolish ISA In Singapore

in isa, Press Release

SFD Media Release
10 November 2011
Singapore

Coalition To Abolish ISA In Singapore

Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) will be convening a first ever public consultation on 11 November 2011 to look into the feasibility of forming a coalition against the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Singapore. Read more »

MDA approves and rates films M18 and NC16 for SFD's human rights festival

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Freedom Film Fest 2011

SFD Media Release
25 October 2011
Singapore

Singapore’s official censor, Media Development Authority (MDA), yesterday approved and rated all 6 films submitted for Singaporeans For Democracy's (SFD) annual human rights event – Freedom Film Fest.

Three films were rated M18 and another three NC16. The event will be held on 28 October 2011, 7pm at The Substation. Read more »

Police Investigates Private Forum Under Public Order Act

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SFD Media Release
12 Oct 2011

Police Investigates Private Forum Under Public Order Act

Martyn See, Executive Secretary, Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD), today spent an hour and a half at the Cantonment Police Complex from 10am to 11.30am answering questions pertaining to an investigation under the Public Order Act 2009 for a private forum he organized on behalf of SFD on 24 September 2011. Read more »

Freedom Film Fest 2011 Singapore

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Freedom Film Fest 2011 Singapore

The Freedom Film Fest was initiated by Malaysian NGO Pusat Komas as a means to educate the public on the values of human rights. The festival's circuit in recent years has included Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor, Perak and East Malaysia.

Due to our shared political and cultural history with Malaysia, Singaporeans For Democracy will host the Singapore leg of the festival again for the second year running. None of the films shown in the eight year history of FFF has been censored or banned by the Malaysian Government. Read more »

Police take 5 months to release SFD members from “defamation” investigations

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Singapore Police ForceSFD Media Release
25 June 2011

Police take 5 months to release SFD members from “defamation” investigations

Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) members Mr Seelan Palay 27, Mr Jarrod Luo 27 and Miss Rachel Zeng 28 were informed this week, 5 months after they were first summoned by the police, that investigations of the trio under section 502 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 under the Criminal Procedure Code 2010 (Act 15 of 2010) were completed and they were released from it.

The trio was investigated under the Penal Code section that relates to the “Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing it to contain such matter, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both”. Read more »