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We, The Citizens

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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Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore

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

Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore
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FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

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

FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore

Recent Posts

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Samsung pulls an ad, bank scams, and domestic workers living out

Samsung takes down an inclusive ad after backlash from conservatives. The Ministry of Manpower says domestic workers can't live out. Are Covid regulations punishing the poor? Nagaenthran heads back to court.

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“Reinventing” Singapore post-pandemic — but what’ll change, really?

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And here we all are in 2022

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