US State Department reports on S'pore
WASHINGTON: February 26, 1999
THE US state department released its annual Singapore County Report on Human Rights Practices for 1998 on February 26.
The 18-page report deals with various aspects of Human Rights and makes mention of three opposition party members: Mr J. B. Jeyaretnam, secretary general of the Workers' Party, Dr Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party and Mr Tang Liang Hong, a member of the Workers' Party.
The departmentís 1997 Report on Singapore is also available on its website.
There is also a lengthy (26 -page) report on Malaysia.
The site has a preface explaining why and how these reports are prepared.
Up to March 10, the Straits Times did not carry anything about
this report. However, it carried a report on what the State Department
had to say about China on March 1.