Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

There’s staying “resolute”, then there’s just being stubborn.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

Fear, fear and more fear. Then a loud parroting of the government’s line. That’s all you need. Only rookies need evidence.

That’s the impression one gets from today’s Straits Times editorial on the death penalty for drugs, anyway. (If you have an online subscription to the pa (Read more...)

Some thoughts from an activist the government doesn’t listen to

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

In an interview with Yahoo!SG, Law Minister K Shanmugam said that the upcoming changes to the mandatory death penalty were part of the government’s original plan to review the legislation, and nothing to do with the campaigning of anti-death penalty activists in Singapore.

It’s fine if t (Read more...)

The Mandatory Death Penalty: A Blinkered Policy

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

The following was first published on Huffington Post.

Singapore has often been identified as “one of the most prominent defenders of capital punishment.” But what many people — including Singaporeans — may not yet realize is that Singapore does not just have the death penalty (Read more...)

Peace, with Justice and Dignity

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

On 28 March 2012 I found myself standing in the zócalo in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I was surrounded by people I had never met speaking a language I did not understand, but I knew exactly what I was doing there, and why. Together with my friends and colleagues from the School of Authentic Journalism, I wa (Read more...)

Singapore’s Drug Policy: I don’t think it does what you think it does.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

A skinny boy is sitting in the dock, head bowed towards the court translator through the glass. His English is not good enough for him to follow proceedings without help.

Vui Kong’s 24, but doesn’t look much more than 19, which, incidentally, was the age at which he had been arrested for (Read more...)

Thoughts on the Special Report on the Death Penalty

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

A few days ago I did an interview with Channel NewsAsia for a documentary. Despite my obvious ineptitude when it comes to being in front of the camera (I’d much rather be running errands on the other side of the lens), everyone was really nice to me, although parts of the interview got a littl (Read more...)

Escape from Drugs Land

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Xtine that originally appeared at Yummy Chrispytine...Still.

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The Right Choice

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Xtine that originally appeared at Yummy Chrispytine...Still.

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My Responses to the Same Ol’ Arguments

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This post is a reprint of a post by kirsten that originally appeared at funny little world.

As an anti-death penalty activist who does most of her campaign work online I find that I, along with my fellow activists, spend a lot of time engaging people on Facebook threads and in blog comments, etc. And when we engage with people who appear to be pro-death penalty, or anti-anti-death penalt (Read more...)

Roslan bin Bakar – Are we sure he’s guilty?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

This post is a reprint of a post by kirsten that originally appeared at funny little world.

When I first heard about Roslan bin Bakar’s case, I couldn’t believe my ears. How can a guy be convicted based on testimony alone, seemingly without any concrete evidence? How is it possible that those who were at the scene have escaped the death penalty, while the guy who was arrested one month lat (Read more...)