#@%! your “temperate and dignified”
Thoughts on anger, power imbalances, "radical rudeness" and demands for civility in the Singaporean context.
The Lee family's highly politicised drama
What started as a private family quarrel about Lee Kuan Yew's house has woven itself into the fabric of Singapore politics and grown increasingly partisan. It should prompt us to reflect on power in this country.
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.
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?
Why talk to Richard Branson? Talk to Singaporeans.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has challenged Sir Richard Branson to debate K Shanmugam on the death penalty for drugs on live TV. But why go to such lengths when they could simply heed the voices of Singaporeans?
Is it normal that the cops want to talk to you for ??? reason
In which the police want to talk to me about a Facebook post, but won't tell me if there's an offence they're investigating, or even an investigation at all.
"misnomered": A chapter from Brown Is Redacted
An excerpt from Brown Is Redacted, a new book published by Ethos Books.
When it comes to drugs, a different approach is possible
Singapore continues to double down on its “war on drugs” even as other countries move towards harm reduction approaches. Another way is possible.
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.
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?