Singaporean. Writer for hire. Editor @ New Naratif. Telling stories from a tiny Southeast Asian island.
Malaysia: Najib Doubles Down
Beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister Najib is close to passing the controversial National Security Council Bill, which activists say could bring Malaysia under dictatorial rule.
Singapore’s Pallid Hong Kong Solidarity
Two cities, small yet wealthy. Yet Singapore's solidarity event with Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests highlights the differences between both urban centres.
Malaysia’s Sedition Debate
Malaysians organise to take on the Sedition Act, a law used to stifle free expression despite promises of repeal.
A Small Step Forward for ASEAN LGBT Rights
LGBT activists press on in Southeast Asia.
Singapore Cracks the Whip on Cyber ‘Terrorism’
After a few high-profile cases of government websites being defaced, the Singapore government clamps down on cybercrime.
Riot Reveals Cracks in Singapore Society
Singapore's first riot in decades shines a light on cracks in society.
The Fight to Save Bukit Brown
The fight to save an old Chinese cemetery brings up questions over space and heritage in a fast-changing country.
Online Spying in Singapore?
Is the Singaporean government spying on its citizens?
A Tenure Rejection with Many Implications
The denial of tenure to journalism professor Cherian George raises questions of academic freedom in Singapore.
Singapore’s Alternative Media: Fighting for Freedom
Singapore's alternative media struggles for space.
Singapore's Population Debate Grows Heated
Widespread unhappiness over a Population White Paper reveals a level of disappointment and anger Singapore has not had to deal with in a long time.