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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 Lee feud is not about the house – it’s about the storyThe ongoing Lee family feud is not about whether to preserve or demolish 38 Oxley Road. It never was. This is a fight over narrative. It’s a fight over the story that the elite will tell Singaporeans, and that we might subsequently tell ourselves. Lee Kuan Yew’s desire for 38 Oxley Road to be demolished is pretty clear; he’s stated it time and again.
Singapore police launched investigations this week into two individuals, blogger Roy Ngerng and former political detainee Teo Soh Lung, and the online news website The Independent Singapore, after authorities alleged that they had breached rules related to election advertising.
It took them decades to work up the confidence to publicly share their stories from that awful day, 30 years ago, when Singapore’s secret police showed up at their doors, rummaged through their homes, arrested them, deprived them of sleep and interrogated them in ice-cold rooms. Some took slaps across the face so hard that they saw stars. They were forced to say they were part of a conspiracy to overthrow the government and establish a Marxist state in Singapore.
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