Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han

Journalist and writer

Telling stories from a tiny Southeast Asian island.

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Barraged by allegations, Lee vows transparency

In a rare scene of political theater in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologizes to the public for his family's feud.

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Sibling rivalry raises political risks in Singapore

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's public feud with his younger siblings has raised uncomfortable questions about his leadership and governance.

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First family feud mesmerizes Singapore

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger siblings claim the premier has abused his power and failed to execute their late national founder father's last wishes.

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Lee family feud in Singapore

Dueling public statements between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings have brought ruling family discord into a glaring public light.

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A classic free market falls in Singapore

The government's scheduled demolition of the island state's oldest colonial-era flea market has galvanized rare grassroots opposition to a state-led development plan.

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No vacancy: Singapore's 'housing for all' only for some

Over 80% of the country’s resident 5.7 million population live in such estates, with about 90% of them owning their flats. But in a context where property has become an increasingly costly commodity in the densely-populated island nation, many Singaporeans are falling through the affordable housing cracks.

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US gives asylum to Singapore teen dissident

Singaporean teen dissident Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the United States after a ruling that his prosecution and detention in the island state amounted to political persecution.

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Singapore rains down on its critics

Activist and aspirant politician Han Hui Hui is the latest government opponent to face severe legal threats for posting criticism over social media.

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Lure of Singapore's riches often sours for migrant workers

Laborers from poor nations seeking high pay often go empty-handed due to unscrupulous employers. Authorities are doing little to address wage theft.