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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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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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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?

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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.

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"misnomered": A chapter from Brown Is Redacted

An excerpt from Brown Is Redacted, a new book published by Ethos Books.

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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.

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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.

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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
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“Sweet child, where do we go now?”

Nazeri bin Lajim begged the Court of Appeal for a little more time. Just one or two weeks, he said. They refused.

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“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty (WTC Long Read)

Singapore's death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between "victims" of drugs and "predator" traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim's experiences show that the reality is much more complex.

“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty (WTC Long Read)