Saza Faradilla and Sya Taha unpack the top three misconceptions about female genital cutting (FGC) in Singapore, which falls under Types 1 and 4 of the World Health Organization’s definition of female genital mutilation.
The recent emergence of clusters of infections at two foreign-worker dormitories shows the vital role of civil society and civil discourse in Singapore, one which the government ignores at great cost, argues Sudhir Vadaketh.
Earlier this year, international attention zeroed in on Brunei and its implementation of the Syariah Penal Code. But the international media attention only focused on specific aspects of the SPC, oversimplifying the situation and neglecting to mention other human rights abuses and concerns.
The entry of Tan Cheng Bock and his newly registered Progress Singapore Party into the political fray has stirred up excitement. But is Tan, a former PAP backbencher, offering a vision of Singapore’s future, or a return to its past?
A Rohingya refugee stuck in limbo in Indonesia reflects upon his journey and the denial of freedom of movement to refugees around the world.
Malaysian Pannir Selvam was granted a stay of execution just one day before he was due to hang in Singapore. It’s given his family hope, but Singapore’s capital punishment regime for drug offences is about more than just individual families.
Pannir Selvam is on death row in Singapore. He was due to be executed in May 2019, but managed to obtain a last-minute stay of execution. In this piece, his older sister Sangkari tells his story and makes a plea for support to save his life.
The rhetoric surrounding refugees is today often framed as matters of border security, illegal movement, or burdens on welfare systems. Visiting the camp where she was born, Xuyen Nguyen reflects on her family’s journey and the choices refugees have been pushed to make.