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Singaporean journalist and activist. Covering current affairs, politics, #socialjustice, #humanrights, etc. Fighting #deathpenalty with @2ndchance2all.
Kirsten Han is a Singaporean freelance journalist, writer and producer. Her bylines have appeared in Al Jazeera English, the Guardian, the Diplomat and Southeast Asia Globe, among others. She’s also the Singapore stringer for Deutsche Presse Agentur.
The resignation of Singapore’s first female Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob to prepare to run in the upcoming presidential election was reported in media as breaking news but most observers had anticipated the move. Halimah has been touted to win the largely ceremonial post ever since the government made amendments to its presidential election system earlier this year.
In the latest twist in Singapore’s spiraling first family feud, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) seeks to start contempt of court proceedings against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s nephew, Li Shengwu, for a Facebook post that was allegedly critical of the judiciary. Li shared a link to a Wall Street Journal article summing up the high-profile row over social media that has pitted his father and aunt against his uncle, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on his Facebook page last month.
Charlie Chan has created comics for decades, a once-enthusiastic young artist, now an old man, living in a small rental flat in Singapore. His body of work tells the story of the small island nation’s journey towards independence, reflecting and even questioning the maneuvers of well-known politicians like Singapore’s national founder and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".