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I'm Kirsten Han, a freelance journalist and activist. You'll find more of an introduction here.
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Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore (updated November 2022)
Most subscribers of We, The Citizens are Singaporeans, or people who have an interest in/familiarity with Singapore and its politics. But I often meet people who would like to learn more, particularly in relation to politics, democracy, and civil liberties. I hope this primer will be helpful! Feel free
FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore (updated August 2022)
The following is based on observations made and research done in the course of campaigning against the death penalty and working with the families of death row inmates, which I have been doing since 2010. Efforts have been made over the years to verify information, but given the scarcity of
The public service? Politicised? Surely not?!
This week: Karl Liew pleads guilty, and Lawrence Wong says the public service shouldn't be politicised, which definitely hasn't already happened definitely no more questions
#@%! your “temperate and dignified”
Thoughts on anger, power imbalances, "radical rudeness" and demands for civility in the Singaporean context.
More Lee family feud side drama
This week: Further action might be taken against Progress Singapore Party NCMP Leong Mun Wai over a Facebook post, and human rights lawyer M Ravi is given a five-year suspension.
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