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Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

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Back down to gatherings of two as we exit-not-exit the pandemic

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. FICA FICA FICAI’m not going to apologise for leading with the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures)

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On faith, identity, and other people's expectations

This is the second piece produced from the first round of the Kaya Toast Mini-Mentorship Initiative. And yes, I'm planning to open this initiative up for a second round, so watch this space! You can support such initiatives, as well as the running of this newsletter in general, by becoming

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Thread: What's in FICA?

The following is an adaptation of this Twitter thread. I realise that only ridiculous people (I say this with affection) are going to willingly read the 249-page Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill, but it's also really important, so this is me attempting to tweet a break-down of what's in it... First,

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A farewell (for now) to TOC

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Singapore’s anti-foreign interference bill is (more) bad news

Again, apologies for not having a weekly wrap last Saturday. It's been a stressful week... and then the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill showed up on Monday! Given that I've been anxious about this law for years now, of course there's gotta be a special issue on it. After two years

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Singapore's gig musicians talk Covid-19 and the live music situation

Apologies for not having a weekly wrap today — an emergency came up yesterday afternoon and I basically ran out of time to write a wrap. 😭 If I can, I'll write one this weekend so you'll get a wrap on Monday. If not, we'll be back to regular programming next weekend,

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Another day, another crowdfunding for damages paid to the prime minister

A big hello and thank you to new Milo Peng Funders, and also everyone who renewed their subscription recently! 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

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WTC Long Read: Parsing the shock announcement of Yale-NUS College’s impending closure

This piece morphed and evolved as I wrote it over the past few days. I didn’t want to rehash things that were already being reported by the local media, so I was looking for a way We, The Citizens could add value to what’s out there. I ended

WTC Long Read: Parsing the shock announcement of Yale-NUS College’s impending closure
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A look at Singapore’s Mandarin media coverage of China

Apologies for not having a weekly wrap this Saturday; in trying to take on a few big deadlines I've overdone it and run myself down. 😢 But I'm really excited about this special issue; it covers something that I've been curious about for a long time, and I'm so glad that

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Circle of Tsundoku: Six Suspects

Circle of Tsundoku is where I give away secondhand books to the We, The Citizens community. These are usually books that I’ve collected over the years and either (1) read and decided that I’ll give them away to share the magic, or (2) regretfully accepted that I’ll