Skip to content

Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

Members Public

Shanmugam’s War on Drugs campaign

This week: Shanmugam’s media campaign to defend the War on Drugs, a survey on workplace discrimination, and bad news about workplace fatalities.

Members Public

Singapore’s government considers cancelling “cancel culture”

This week: the government considers legislating against “cancel culture”, police get powers to collect DNA from more people, and Shanmugam continues to double down on Singapore’s drug policy.

Members Public

15 days in prison for a 15-second photo

This week: Jolovan heads to prison again for the most outrageous reason, a chatbot fails to help teachers, and "heightened safety" measures brought in at worksites.

Members Public

What are we actually trying to do? : On punishment and prisons

Special issues are only emailed to Milo Peng Funders, and are usually also paywalled, but I’m making this free for anyone to access, so please share it widely! On one of end of the island sits a huge, sprawling complex, protected by walls, barbed wire fences, and surveillance cameras.

Members Public

A giant kerfuffle over athletes smoking pot 🙄

This week: Waaaaaay too much drama about two athletes smoking pot, and news that the Jurong Bird Park will shut down in January.

Members Public

More Section 377A reactions and workplace deaths

This week: more reactions to the upcoming repeal of Section 377A, and also a look at the troubling number of workplace deaths that have already happened this year.

Members Public

PAP government to amend Constitution to "protect" straight marriage

During Sunday's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code. But how much of a win for LGBTQ rights and equality is it?

PAP government to amend Constitution to "protect" straight marriage
Members Public

Is S377A really on its way out?

I’m happy this week because I’m finally back working on my book again! It’s not going very quickly and I’m probably going to have to be editing through the weekend, but at least it’s happening, which is more than I could have said for so

Members Public

Handwringing over straight marriage

This week: People making a fuss over how straight marriage needs to be protected, the police seeks more power to collect DNA data, and George Yeo doesn't want to be president.

Members Public

WTC Long Read: The death row prisoners’ Zoom meeting

This is a weekly wrap that isn't really like a weekly wrap — it's a chonky issue mainly focused on one story. There was just so much detail I wanted to include that I couldn't condense it into a single section. Subscribe to We, The CitizensTip via Ko-Fi (in USD) “Think