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They Don’t Care About Us

On 20 November, the Singapore government announced the latest round of revisions to its vaccine discrimination scheme. Claiming an end of the so-called ‘stabilisation phase’, Singapore is now in the ‘transition phase‘. Among other measures, groups of up to five fully vaccinated patrons may dine in at eateries with the ability to check and enforce […]

The Saga of Babylon Red, or, A Tale of Megacorp Horror

I am the author and copyright holder of the webserial collection Babylon Red. I signed off every chapter of Babylon Red with my Chinese name. I am the owner of kitsuncheah.com. No matter how many times I repeat this, Amazon doesn’t believe me. Following a successful IndieGoGo campaign to fund Babylon Red, I submitted the […]

The Damning Silence

In 2011, I cheered when the Workers’ Party won Aljunied Group Representative Constituency. In 2020, I voted against the Workers’ Party. IN 2021, my choice to vote against the WP was vindicated. Singapore has implemented a series of vaccine discrimination measures over the past three weeks. Unvaccinated people are banned from entering malls, save for […]

Singapore Descends Into Medical Tyranny

“To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good, or else that it’s a well-considered act in conformity with natural law. Fortunately, it is in the nature of the human being to seek a justification for his actions. ” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago Designate a public […]

BooksActually and Lessons for SingLit

Rice Media’s expose on BooksActually reveals a skein of rot running through the SingLit scene. Touted as Singapore’s premier independent bookstore, BooksActually was a cornerstone of Singapore literature. Its co-founder Kenny Leck is accused of harassment and toxic behaviour. While Leck claimed that there are allegations and inferences ‘that remain totally untrue’, he has apologised […]

A Spectre Haunts Singapore

A spectre is haunting Singapore—the spectre of racism. A recent spate of racist incidents have hit the news. The Singaporean social media sphere is aflame, with bloggers and politicians and influencers jumping in to condemn racism and drive the conversation. Voices cry out for collective action, social justice, education. And there is me, wondering when […]

You’re Not Supposed to Notice This About Covid

Following a rise in Covid-19 infections, Singapore has imposed strict measures to curb the spread of the disease. These include: Capping social gatherings to 2 Suspension of dining-in at F&B outlets Hard cap on guest numbers at weddings and funerals Return to working from home Closure of gyms, fitness studios, spas and all recreational activities […]

Stopping Minors from Hormone Therapy is Not Discrimination

Update: the Ministry of Education has denied stopping the student from getting hormone therapy. Two days ago, a transgender student at a Singaporean junior college shared his experience of the Ministry of Education blocking his efforts at undergoing hormone therapy on Reddit. The story spread across Singaporean social media, eventually being picked up by The Online Citizen. […]

No Choice But to Speak Against Kumaran Pillai of the PSP

Yesterday’s post about my experiences with Kumaran Pillai of the Progress Singapore Party is spreading like wildfire. All over the Internet, on Reddit and Facebook and elsewhere, people are asking questions and casting aspersions. Here I’m going to address them. Q: Kumaran Pillai’s candidacy was announced on 25 June. Why did you wait until Nomination […]

Testimony Against Kumaran Pillai of the Progress Singapore Party

The Progress Singapore Party intends to field Mr. Kumaran Pillai in the upcoming General Elections. I must speak out against him. In my experience, he does not possess the values needed to be a leader and a servant of the people. In late 2013, I first met Mr. Pillai to discuss the possibility of contributing […]

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