29 Apr '11, 3am

AFP: Singapore's top satirist thrives in election season #sgelections *paiseh*

AFP: Singapore's top satirist thrives in election season #sgelections *paiseh*

As Singapore heads towards general elections on May 7, one of the most avidly followed individuals during the campaign is not even running for public office. He is a blogger known as Mr Brown. Singapore's most popular satirist -- Lee Kin Mun in real life -- pokes fun at public figures in the economically developed but politically conservative city-state ruled by the same party for 52 years. "This has been a very lucrative time for me for fodder," said Lee of the campaign which officially kicked off Wednesday but has been going on informally for weeks. "I think if you don't make fun of it, it will be a waste," said the 41-year-old who produces videos and other multimedia content for corporate and government clients in his day job. Lee, who describes himself as "L'infantile terrible of Singapore ," is the founder of blogsite www.mrbrown.com which since 1997 has been making f...

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