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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)
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The time we lost to the pandemic

Remembering all our elders who had to endure isolation, loneliness and boredom during the nursing home lockdowns, and all the time we lost with our loved ones.

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In anger, in grief.

Today — or, considering that it's 2:30am now, yesterday — I saw a terrified working class mother who barely speaks English stand before three solemn Court of Appeal judges. Across from her were three public prosecutors in their black gowns. Her oldest son — scheduled for execution at dawn — sat in the

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An elastic commitment to accountability and checks on power

Many Singaporeans pointed to double standards in the Committee of Privileges probe into Raeesah Khan’s lie, compared to the reaction to the government’s admission that promises about the use of TraceTogether data were false. What sort of system of checks and balances do we have in Singapore?

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WTC Long Read: Getting misinformation about the war? Start here.

With some help from friends and readers of We, The Citizens, a starting point for anyone wading through all the social media posts, news reports, misinformation and confusions about the war in Ukraine.

WTC Long Read: Getting misinformation about the war? Start here.
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What I'm reading on the war in Ukraine

Sharing some of the readings I found most helpful in understanding and thinking about the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine.

What I'm reading on the war in Ukraine
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On access to justice: What are procedural accommodations?

Ahead of the court hearings of four death row prisoners, a special issue on the need to ensure that persons with disabilities can have access to justice on an equal basis with others.

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Fear spreads on "too full" death row

In place of a weekly wrap, this weekend I look at the state's recent attempts to hang men for drug offences amid worries that executions will increase as death row gets "too full".