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Weekly Wraps

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Shanmugam’s War on Drugs campaign

This week: Shanmugam’s media campaign to defend the War on Drugs, a survey on workplace discrimination, and bad news about workplace fatalities.

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Singapore’s government considers cancelling “cancel culture”

This week: the government considers legislating against “cancel culture”, police get powers to collect DNA from more people, and Shanmugam continues to double down on Singapore’s drug policy.

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15 days in prison for a 15-second photo

This week: Jolovan heads to prison again for the most outrageous reason, a chatbot fails to help teachers, and "heightened safety" measures brought in at worksites.

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A giant kerfuffle over athletes smoking pot 🙄

This week: Waaaaaay too much drama about two athletes smoking pot, and news that the Jurong Bird Park will shut down in January.

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More Section 377A reactions and workplace deaths

This week: more reactions to the upcoming repeal of Section 377A, and also a look at the troubling number of workplace deaths that have already happened this year.

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Is S377A really on its way out?

I’m happy this week because I’m finally back working on my book again! It’s not going very quickly and I’m probably going to have to be editing through the weekend, but at least it’s happening, which is more than I could have said for so

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Handwringing over straight marriage

This week: People making a fuss over how straight marriage needs to be protected, the police seeks more power to collect DNA data, and George Yeo doesn't want to be president.

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WTC Long Read: The death row prisoners’ Zoom meeting

This is a weekly wrap that isn't really like a weekly wrap — it's a chonky issue mainly focused on one story. There was just so much detail I wanted to include that I couldn't condense it into a single section. Subscribe to We, The CitizensTip via Ko-Fi (in USD) “Think

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Changi Prison turns into a slaughterhouse

Here we are at another Saturday! Apologies for not sending out a weekly wrap last weekend; as I explained in an email to Milo Peng Funders, I’ve been grappling with burn-out (among other things) and ended up just having to give up on work last Friday/Saturday. I’ve

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Who gets to decide what is a “forum for advocacy”?

This week: Sri Lanka's former president touches down in Singapore, the state continues on its killing spree, and NUS shows that it prefers its students compliant.