Singaporean teenage blogger Amos Yee remains detained in the United States while his application for political asylum is referred to an immigration judge.
Amos Yee was detained on 16 December in Chicago after authorities discovered that he intended to seek asylum in the United States. His lawyer now says that it's possible he could be facing a longer period in jail.
Teen blogger Amos Yee made headlines again and again with two convictions for wounding religious feelings in two years in Singapore. Now, he's spending Christmas in an adult correctional facility while seeking asylum in the U.S.
The pro-death penalty camp has often pointed to majority support as a way to legitimise capital punishment in Singapore. But a new comprehensive study shows that it's just not that simple.
Activists and progressives in Singapore often get disheartened because there are so many obstacles to bringing about change in an environment where power is centralised. Its time to reflect on where we are, as a society and as individuals, and how we can move forward.
Individuals who attended a peaceful gathering in Singapore's Hong Lim Park to show solidarity with the Bersih5 movement in Malaysia were surprised on Sunday evening when they were approached by the police and asked to assist in an investigation.
"You need a very small space to have sex," said a Singaporean Senior Minister of State in response to young couples who say they want their own flat before thinking of having children. But is there really space in Singapore for people to follow their own paths towards starting their own families?
The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill was passed by Parliament after a seven-hour debate on 15 August. For those of us who campaigned against it, it was an expected disappointment. But this experience has been a great reminder about politics, power, collaboration and organising.
The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill is meant to clarify the law relating to contempt of court in Singapore, but a close scrutiny shows that it's far from clear. Its passage would have grave implications on journalism in a country where press freedom is already pretty dismal.
The investigations into Singapore citizens for the alleged breach of Cooling-Off Day rules – where election advertising is banned on the eve of Polling Day as well as Polling Day itself – has prompted more questions over who can or can't post the day before an election.