This is We, The Citizens, a newsletter covering Singapore from a rights-based perspective.
I'm Kirsten Han, a freelance journalist and activist. You'll find more of an introduction here.
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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
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
This week: The Ministry of Manpower says a migrant worker poet has "overstayed his welcome", and the police literally confiscated the shirt off my back.
This week: Support for S377A drops under 50%. HIV non-disclosure laws don't make any sense anymore. And why are migrant workers still subjected to discriminatory treatment?
This week: The price goes up as chicken supplies go down, the National Crime Prevention Council takes down an Amber Heard meme, and some more death penalty-related WTFery.