23 Aug '14, 8am

Read our fascinating and insightful interview with writer and political commentator Catherine Lim.

Read our fascinating and insightful interview with writer and political commentator Catherine Lim.

When I came here, I was a young mother. I was pregnant with my second one. My husband was looking for jobs. We were young teachers in Malaysia, but we were not happy with what we were doing, so we moved. Singapore welcomed me completely. I love Singapore, partly because the PAP has made it an ideal place for a bodoh—a dumb person like myself who doesn’t know how to drive, who loves cleanliness. I love the orderliness. My [1994] articles infuriated [the government], I didn’t realize that this is still a Confucianist society where you never criticize your leaders. My fear was that there would be a lawsuit coming, and I would be bankrupted. But if I write something, I seldom retract. You think carefully about what you write, and then it is there, and you defend it, and you’re responsible for it. I’m not a rabble rouser. I refuse to go to Speaker’s Corner. I’m not an activist....

Full article: http://is.asia-city.com/city-living/news/im-not-activist-...

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