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Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

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We, The Citizens is moving house!

tl;dr in case you don’t have time to read the whole thing: We, The Citizens is moving from Substack to Ghost.All content and subscribers, free and paid, will be migrating over, so you shouldn’t need to do anything on your end.To facilitate this, this newsletter

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What "prevailing woke movement"?

Last year, shortly after the general election in July, I began to notice people talking about “cancel culture” in Singapore. There were moderates who felt trapped between two opposing sides: the ruling People’s Action Party, and opposition-supporting “Internet lynch mob” that might just “cancel” you for expressing political opinions

What "prevailing woke movement"?
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Why does tudung-wearing have to be discussed behind closed doors?

I’m sorry that this week’s round-up is a day late! I had a long day on Friday—Zoom calls! Admin! Emails!—and then an early-ish start on Saturday, so could only write this late last night. Once again, the tudung issueI can never understand why we’re stuck

Why does tudung-wearing have to be discussed behind closed doors?
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"Nothing more than business-as-usual": A look at the SG Green Plan

A guest issue by Singapore Climate Rally (SGCR)

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I thought our police are very busy and got too much work?

In last week’s round-up, I asked you what you think of the salaries that mayors get. Over 200 of you responded: Why the mata-mata so freeFirstly: welcome back among us, Jolovan! This week, we’ve had to ask ourselves once again why the Singapore Police Force appears to have

I thought our police are very busy and got too much work?
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"You tend to bear the burden of the cost": A food delivery worker on the petrol hike

On 16 February, the Singapore government announced a petrol hike, framed as a way to address climate change. Premium grade petrol went up by about 23%, while intermediate grade petrol increased by about 18%. While the government is offered rebates to soften the impact, delivery riders and private hire vehicle

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An employer admits to culpable homicide

Also: questions over the "outrageous" salaries of Singapore's five mayors

An employer admits to culpable homicide
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What have we learnt from Singapore's largest humanitarian crisis?

Tweaking dormitory standards and donating to migrant rights groups aren't going to be enough to address the exploitation of migrant workers in Singapore.

What have we learnt from Singapore's largest humanitarian crisis?
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#ThatAwkwardMoment when you "erroneously" chop down a forest

Over at Samseng Zhabor, my newsletter of whimsy and musings, I’ve written about how I hoard books. Before we begin, a questionSome of you might know that in 2019, I ran democracy classrooms where people could come together to discuss a topic — ranging from inequality to healthcare to public

#ThatAwkwardMoment when you "erroneously" chop down a forest
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What does the coup in Myanmar have to do with Singapore?

Also: inequality in Singapore during COVID-19, a new Green Plan, and the fight for space for the arts

What does the coup in Myanmar have to do with Singapore?