Investigating the presence of structural biases in the criminal punishment system

Seventeen ethnic Malay individuals facing the death penalty in Singapore have brought a judicial review to the Singapore courts on the basis that the Attorney General’s Chambers has acted arbitrarily, and in a discriminatory manner, in imposing the death penalty on them, because of their race.

Ayahku, Dr. G: A Film Screening & Discussion

At a recent film screening of Ayahku, Dr. G, activists, creators, and family members of inmates on death row in Singapore and Malaysia discussed the war on drugs in these two countries, societal and governmental challenges faced, and how to move forward with hope. Here’s our recap of the event.

Contesting Media Representations of Malay Youth Delinquency in Singapore

Where do stereotypes of Malay youth delinquency in Singapore come from? Do they reflect the actual lived experiences of youths who have brushes with the law? Learn more in TJC’s first-ever book report, based on Siti Hazirah Mohamad’s research.

Aidan’s Story: “The privileged class is very blind to people who’ve been through the system”

Following his arrest for drug charges, Aidan spent 23 hours a day in a cell for a month. He tells us about a broken system, the effects of his own privilege, and the changes Singapore’s system needs.