President Halimah on her way out
This week: Some politics and election chatter, Temasek execs got a little bit less of a lot of money, and another POFMA order.
Drugs can cause harm. The War on Drugs definitely causes harm.
We often point to the harms caused by drugs, but we rarely take stock of the harm that prohibition and punishment cause, and how it can contribute to people’s precarity and vulnerability.
How much space does one minister need?
This week: A probe started into Shanmugam and Balakrishnan living on big properties at Ridout Road, and a gross video on ICA's TikTok.
An interview with Harm Reduction Victoria
A short interview with Brit Chapman, the health promotion officer of Harm Reduction Victoria.
Cost orders, POFMA and more
This week: POFMA orders issued over Tangaraju Suppiah's case, arms transfers to Myanmar, and lots of interest in GCBs on Ridout Road.
Drugs and conflict
A new report has flagged entities in Singapore as involved in the transfer of arms to the Myanmar military. It's important that the Singapore government does something — not just for peace and stability, but also because we say we care about curbing drug trafficking.
Introducing ‘Altering States’
An introduction to We, The Citizens' secondary newsletter, focused on drug policy and harm reduction from a Singaporean's perspective.
A lesson on police calls and conditional warnings
A follow-up on the result of my application to commence judicial review proceedings, in relation to a conditional warning I'd received for contempt of court.
Foreign policy, online freedom, and the point of conditional warnings
This week: Yet another piece of legislation giving the government power to issue directions against online content, and some back-and-forth in Parliament about Singapore's position on the invasion of Ukraine.
Hidup Rakyat! Hidup Pekerja!
This week: We had fun at the Labour Day rally! Also, the Mufti of Singapore speaks on LGBTQ+ issues.