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White Paper on Singapore

White Paper on Singapore

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Published by: Mises Fan on Nov 23, 2009
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 WHITE PAPERONTHE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE
THE CASE OF OPPOSITION LEADER DR CHEE SOON JUAN 
OCTOBER 2009AMSTERDAM & PEROFF
 
THE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE • THE CASE OF OPPOSITION LEADERDR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
October2009
 
Amsterdam & Peroff Page ii© AMSTERDAM & PEROFFwww.amsterdamandperoff.comROBERT AMSTERDAMDEAN PEROFF
 
THE REPRESSION OF POLITICAL FREEDOMS IN SINGAPORE • THE CASE OF OPPOSITION LEADERDR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
October2009
 
Amsterdam & Peroff Page iii
SUMMARY TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
iv 
 
I INTRODUCTION
1
 II THE FACTS OF POLITICAL REPRESSION IN SINGAPORE
2
A Singapore: Economically Progressive, Politically Repressive
3
B Government control of the political opposition
4
 C International Critiques of Singapore’s Human Rights Record
11
 D Conclusions
13
 
III THE CASE OF DR CHEE SOON JUAN
 
14
 
A Chronology of Dr Chee’s Struggle for Political Freedoms
14
 B Summary of State Action against Dr Chee
17 
 C International Critiques of Singapore’s Treatment of Dr Chee
19
 D Conclusions
20
 
IV HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE
 
21
 
A The Status of Domestic and International Human Rights in Singapore
21
 B Freedom of Expression
26
 C Freedom of Assembly
32
 D Right to Stand for Election
34
 E Equal Protection of the Law
37 
 F Right to an Independent and Impartial Judiciary
38
 G Conclusions: Violation of the Right to an Effective Remedy
43
 
V CONCLUSIONS
 
45
 
A The Experience of other Members of the Political Opposition
45
 B The Immediate Impact on the Political Freedoms of Singaporeans
47 
 C Call for Change
48
 
ANNEX A STRATEGIES FOR POLITICAL FREEDOM IN SINGAPOREANNEX B SUMMARY CHRONOLOGY OF DR CHEE’S CONVICTIONS AND ACCUSATIONS
 

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