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Kirsten Han

A Singaporean independent journalist, activist, and cat slave.

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Inadequate information, inadequate understanding

This week: A commentary asking the questions lots of Singaporeans have about the decision not to prosecute former senior management of KOM for their roles in a ginormous bribery scandal vanishes off the Singapore Law Watch website.

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Sixty years since Operation Coldstore

On the 60th anniversary of Operation Coldstore, former political detainees are demanding an apology and compensation from the PAP government for the injustices they have experienced.

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Wrongful imprisonment and questions about Singapore and Myanmar

This week: Catching up on the news of a man being awarded $20,000 for wrongful imprisonment, and on a report that implicates Singapore in Myanmar's weapons production.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!

This week, a quick one before the Lunar New Year break!

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Fudging numbers

This week: We learn that the only player in Singapore's print newspaper game inflated their circulation figures. 😵😵😵

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Medicine and marginality: An excerpt from Not Without Us: Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion in Singapore

An excerpt from Not Without Us: Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion in Singapore, published by Ethos Books.

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Happy new year to everyone except the GST

The GST has gone up to 8%, guys. Also this week: questions about judicial caning to be asked in Parliament, and a goodbye to Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo.

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The last wrap of 2022

It's the last weekly wrap of 2022! I round-up some of the bigger issues and stories this newsletter covered this year.

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Tech companies, authoritarian governments and this Twitter nonsense

“Just quit Twitter” is not as easy for many of us, because we rely on the platform for our work and advocacy. But what are our options as Twitter goes down the drain?

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A pulse-check for the newsletter!

This week: it's time for a check on how readers are finding this newsletter!