On 21 September 2020, New Naratif Managing Director PJ Thum was interrogated for four and a half hours, had his mobile phone and laptop seized, and his home invaded by the Singapore police.

Today, he sits down with Sean Francis Han to explain what exactly the Elections Department of the Prime Minister’s Office is accusing New Naratif of having done, how this is an abuse of the law and demonstrates the accuracy of New Naratif’s criticisms of Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) government, and how this is part of a long-standing campaign of harassment and intimidation by the PAP government against New Naratif.

For more on this case, please see https://newnaratif.com/new-naratif-under-attack/.

This episode is a collaboration with Wake Up Singapore. You can find out more about them online on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

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