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Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

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Slogans on T-shirts and overstaying welcomes

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.

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🏳️‍🌈 It’s not enough to get rid of S377A

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?

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Chicken is no longer cheep

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.

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“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty (WTC Long Read)

Singapore's death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between "victims" of drugs and "predator" traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim's experiences show that the reality is much more complex.

“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty (WTC Long Read)
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$20,000 for trying to save a life

This week: Lawyers who took on late-stage death penalty cases punished with cost orders, an acquittal from death row, and some chicken woes.

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Singapore deals a blow to same-sex families

This week: Catching up on a new law that bars same-sex couples from adopting, the WP-run Sengkang Town Council gives up on finding a managing agent, and a look at how POFMA has been used.

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Gender equality and National Service

This week: Ng Eng Hen rejects the idea of making women serve NS, lawyers who took on death row cases are still under fire, and a peek at what's going in the Philippines (it involves a Picasso).

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The time we lost to the pandemic

Remembering all our elders who had to endure isolation, loneliness and boredom during the nursing home lockdowns, and all the time we lost with our loved ones.

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Why won’t lawyers take late-stage capital cases?

This week in Singapore: opposition parties send questions to Shanmugam about legal representation for death row prisoners, and the Archbishop apologises on behalf of the Catholic Church after a prominent member of the order is convicted of sexual offences against two boys.

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Happy Belated Birthday (and Press Freedom Day) to WTC!

We, The Citizens is four! And there are discounts!

Happy Belated Birthday (and Press Freedom Day) to WTC!