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Kirsten Han

Kirsten Han is a multi-tasker (writing, blogging, videoing) and social media junkie interested in human rights issues. She also likes to travel, take photographs and – above all else – tell stories.

She blogs at funny little world and tweets as @kixes.

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Latest posts by Kirsten Han

16 December 2012

Singapore: Speaker of Parliament Resigns Over Sex Scandal

Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer resigned after admitting to having an extramarital affair with another government official. The resignation came as a shock to Singapore setting the blogosphere abuzz...

29 November 2012

Singapore: Bus Drivers Participate in “Illegal Strike”

About 171 Chinese bus drivers from SMRT – a major public transport provider in Singapore – went on strike to protest the salary discrepancy between Chinese and Malaysian bus drivers...

21 October 2012

Will ‘National Conversation’ Work in Singapore?

In an effort to include ordinary Singaporeans in the planning of the nation's future, the government has launched a “national conversation” that will last for about a year to gather...

10 August 2012

Should Singapore ‘Import’ Athletes to Win Olympic Medals?

The bronze medal victory of Feng Tianwei, a Chinese-born athlete who represented Singapore in the 2012 London Olympics, has ignited debate whether the Singapore government should exert more effort to...

19 July 2012

Singapore: Law Society Faces Criticism From Online Community

Singapore's Law Society is in hot water on social media platforms after allegations were made that they had attempted to prevent human rights lawyer Madasamy Ravi from continuing to fight...

5 July 2012

Singapore: Church Scandal Sparks Dissent

Leaders of Singapore's biggest church have been arrested for alleged misuse of funds. The reported luxurious lifestyle of the church founder and his pop singer wife has sparked intense debate...

26 June 2012

Singapore: Online Portal Found Posting False Information

Singapore Press Holding's citizen journalism portal STOMP has found itself in an embarrassing position after it was discovered that a content producer had posed as an anonymous member of the...

5 June 2012

Singapore: Netizens Question Newspaper's ‘Charity’ Drive

A Singapore newspaper recently announced that it would be auctioning a Volkswagen car for charity. However, Singaporeans were enraged to find that the money raised would not go directly towards...

1 June 2012

Singapore: Bloggers Analyse Hougang By-Election

Singapore bloggers analyze the defeat of the ruling party in the Hougang Constituency by-election. They believe that it reflects the dissatisfaction of many voters over the leadership of the ruling...

16 May 2012

Singapore: Importance of the Hougang By-Election

For many netizens in Singapore, the Hougang by-election next week is going to test the popularity of the ruling party. National issues like train breakdowns, wage gaps, and migration policies...

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