PJ Thum speaks to activists Emmy Charissa, Kokila Annamalai and Mila Rockey—sister of death row prisoner Syed Suhail—about Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam’s case, the courts’ failure to accommodate his disabilities and the death penalty in Singapore.
Killing Vulnerable People Won’t Protect Singapore From Drugs
Singapore is set to execute Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam in two days. If we don’t succeed in halting his execution, he will be the latest person with a cognitive impairment to be killed in Singapore’s war on drugs.
Malaysia’s Drug Law Condemns Vulnerable Women to Death
Most women on death row in Malaysia have been sentenced under a strict drug trafficking law that fails to take their vulnerable socioeconomic realities into account. For justice to be possible, this law needs to change, writes Ngeow Chow Ying.
Behind Malaysia’s Drug Laws: A Family’s Ordeal
On this week’s episode of Southeast Asia Dispatches, Deborah Augustin speaks to filmmakers Loh Jo Yee and Hidayah Hisham as they delve into Malaysia’s criminal justice system with their upcoming documentary, Ayahku, Dr G (My Father, Dr G), which follows Siti and her 60-year-old father, who faces the death penalty for using medical cannabis to treat his chronic illnesses.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Parties Respond
Nearly a year ago, we embarked on the Citizens’ Agenda: our quest to find out what our Singaporean community thinks are the most important issues facing Singapore, and then to write and commission articles on those subjects. Now, with Singapore’s General Election looming, we complete our journey by telling you how the political parties responded to the issues.
Smeared and Vilified by Duterte, Activists in the Philippines are Fighting Back
Despite the fightback by human rights defenders, the situation in the Philippines remains extremely grave for many activists on the ground and a climate of impunity prevails. Failure to act will put many more activists at risk.
When the Myanmar Military Almost Decriminalised Drug Use
Myanmar’s carceral approach to drug control is typical of Southeast Asia. But there was a moment in time when things could have been different.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Top 5 Issues by GE 2015 Constituencies
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and this is how they responded based on their constituency.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Top 5 Issues and Results Analysis
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and they were very clear about the biggest issues facing Singapore and what they want politicians to talk about at the next election.
The “Sinners” and Victims of Duterte’s War on Drugs
Can words kill? Research suggests that by describing drug users as “sinners”, religious leaders are helping to justify their murder as part of Duterte’s war on drugs.