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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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Featured Posts

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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

Primer: Civil and political rights in Singapore (updated November 2022)
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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

FAQ: The death penalty for drugs in Singapore (updated August 2022)

Recent Posts

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Goodbye and good riddance, Section 377A! 🏳️‍🌈

This week we wave goodbye to Section 377A, while taking note of the issues thrown up in the parliamentary debate over its repeal.

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Money, money, money (and POFMA)

This week: Yeoh Lam Keong gets another POFMA order, and Temasek Holdings writes down its investment in failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX.

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Taking the fight to the state

In which I announce that I've taken steps to take the AGC to court.