If the Singapore government really prioritized the well-being of people in Singapore, they wouldn’t be wasting time and money trying to get Richard Branson over for a “debate.”
The case of Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sen shows how Singapore collapses the nuances of drug use into a “war on drugs” that punishes and outcasts users — and medical practitioners.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II is an appropriate time to talk about British colonialism. These discussions aren’t happening in Singapore.
It’s good that Section 377A of the Penal Code, which criminalizes sex between men, is being repealed. But what has been won should should not be mistaken as an act of progressive change by the ruling party.
Abolitionists often say that capital punishment is a system in which those without capital get the punishment. Abdul Kahar’s case is a perfect illustration of this.
Raeesah Khan’s case shows that the latitude we’re willing to give to untruths and screw-ups varies depending on what the ruling party might be able to get out of it.
Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, a Malaysian man at risk of execution in Singapore, did not receive any of the procedural accommodations that international experts now say persons with disabilities should have.
There are likely more people upset about being blocked from going to a restaurant or a gym, because of their vaccination status, than people upset about the prolonged and unfair confinement of tens of thousands of men regardless of their vaccination status.
Citizens shouldn’t be measuring our political leaders against the lowered standards that they’ve set for themselves. We should be holding them to the standards of justice and equality.