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.
Tag: Structural Violence
Violence and Discrimination Against LBTQ Persons in Singapore
Research by Singapore LBTQ women’s NGO Sayoni reveals experiences of violence and discrimination at home, in schools and in public spaces—casting doubt on the government’s claims to protect all people from violence regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. [Content Warning: violence, sexual assault, suicide, homophobia and transphobia]
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.
The Essex Lorry Tragedy and the Narrative of Migration
The reporting on the Essex lorry tragedy where 39 Vietnamese migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry has shown how the narrative of poverty only reinforce prejudices against migrants. So long as migrants continue to be marginalised and criminalised, it’s important to be mindful of how little we still understand about the push-and-pull factors of migration.
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.
Plastic Kingdom: On Cambodia’s Recycling Trail
An estimated 3,000 tonnes of waste is produced per day in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh alone. Lacking adequate structures to deal with the problem, most of the work being put into recycling is still being done by informal street pickers.
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 28 Most Important Issues Facing Singapore
In Stage 1 of The Citizens’ Agenda, New Naratif asked Singaporeans readers what they think are the most important issues facing Singapore, and what they’d like political candidates to talk about in the next general election. Here’s what our readers said (and didn’t say).
Hope in Thailand’s Deep South
Provinces in Thailand’s deep south have been the site of ongoing violent conflict since 2004. With a long-waited election approaching in March, peace and human rights activists are running for office and hoping to seek peace through democratic means.
Seeking Refuge in Malaysia
Rohingya Muslims make up the biggest proportion of refugees in Malaysia, fleeing from decades of persecution in Myanmar. But Malaysia still considers refugees undocumented migrants—will the Pakatan Harapan government be willing to grant Rohingya refugees both rights and safety?