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Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

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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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We made it! The end of 2021.

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It’s the final weekly wrap of the year!

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We, The Citizens in the time of FICA

DON’T PANIC! While the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act, or FICA, has been passed by Parliament, it’s not yet in force, and therefore no one has been designated as “politically significant”, nor received any directive under this law just yet. Let’s all take a deep breath. That said,

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Thank God, it's a book progress update

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Tough times for the opposition

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. Become a Milo Peng FunderRaeesah, the Workers’ Party, and the Committee of PrivilegesThe drama continues,

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Lies, accountability, double standards, and power in Singapore

Reflections on everything that's going on over the lie that Raeesah Khan told in Parliament, and what its implications might be for our society.

Lies, accountability, double standards, and power in Singapore
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Raeesah resigns as MP, the 4G is (still) searching for a leader

Milo Peng Funders keep this newsletter running, as well as supporting my other independent writing and civil society work, so please become one if you can! You can also tip me on my Ko-Fi page. What. A. Mess.Raeesah Khan has resigned from the Workers' Party, thereby vacating her seat