Mysara Aljaru talks to PJ Thum about her research into narratives about Singapore’s Malay community in the mainstream media, and they argue about how to solve racism in the country.
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.
What is the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill? How will it impact our lives? How do we avoid running afoul of it? This episode unpacks the law’s far reaching implications.
On today’s episode, PJ Thum speaks to Faris Joraimi about his book, Raffles Renounced. They talk about how the book came about, how it rejects the orthodoxy of Singapore’s history, its national myth, and how it challenges the Raffles-centric view of the country’s history.
Editor-in-chief Terry Xu joins New Naratif managing director PJ Thum to discuss the banning of The Online Citizen, what Terry plans to do next, and the proposed new anti-foreign interference law and how it may impact both TOC and New Naratif.
Ryaihanny Sahrom argues that effectively addressing crime requires shifting from retribution towards abolishing the environmental conditions that create it in the first place, and that this is also an Islamic approach to transformative justice.
19-year old veteran activist Elijah Tay talks about their personal life journey, My Queer Story SG and LGBTQIA+ activism, and gives advice for other young people trying to create positive change in the face of resistance.
The founders of Up and Out, an Instagram page dedicated to better quality sex education for Singaporean youth and speaking out against the outdated sex-ed curriculum of the Singapore education system, talk about holistic sex education and their own journeys as activists.
Lim Wei Jiet, a human rights lawyer, speaks to PJ Thum and Sean Francis Han (Wake Up, Singapore) about the ongoing humanitarian and political crises in Malaysia, how it happened, and where it might go.
Aleesha Khan, who works on sexual violence and mental health in Singapore, talks about her life story, her activism, her work, and discusses some of the psychology of racism in Singapore.