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Yah Lah BUT...

The most uncensored conversations and interviews from the much-censored country of Singapore. Hosted by Haresh & Terence from the comedy house Ministry of Funny.

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#326 - Queen Elizabeth II dies & SAF sets up Lazada store

Sept. 9, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 96. While tributes and condolences from world leaders pour in, we discuss why there’ve been some negative responses as well. Closer to home, the …

#325 - Shopee draws flak for pulling job offers & Prima Deli leaves customer cheesed off

Sept. 3, 2022

Shopee is in the news for pulling job offers for positions at its Singapore HQ, including one for a Chinese engineer who had already relocated here with his family to take up a new role. Was there any way they could have han…

#324 - Joseph Schooling confesses to taking drugs & Chan Chun Sing asks school alumni to help ease teachers’ workload

Sept. 1, 2022

In a shocking announcement, Singapore’s sporting icon Joseph Schooling confessed to consuming cannabis while overseas training for the SEA Games. We discuss if there's a way back for our Olympic golden boy. In another post-N…

#323 - Minister Vivian Balakrishnan talks global politics & SQ passengers shamed for rushing for bags

Aug. 29, 2022

In a wide-ranging interview with The Straits Times, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan detailed the global challenges that Singapore will be facing in the near future. We discuss why the interview was important, and why it…

#322 - Singapore to go mask-free indoors & St Andrew’s student threatens teacher

Aug. 26, 2022

The COVID-19 multi-ministry task force announced that from 29th August, people in Singapore will no longer be required to wear a mask except on public transport and in healthcare facilities. Is Singapore really ready to go m…

#321 - Ministers clear up confusion about 377A repeal & TikTok’s ability to monitor users’ keystrokes exposed

Aug. 24, 2022

After the bombshell announcement at NDR 2022 that Section 377A will be repealed, Ministers K Shanmugam, Lawrence Wong and Edwin Tong all sat down for interviews with mainstream media outlets to clear up the confusion about t…

About the Hosts

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Haresh Tilani

Co-host, Co-creator, Co-Crazy Person

HARESH TILANI is a Singaporean writer, director, actor and co-founder of Ministry of Funny, one of Singapore's top comedy brands. He was talent-scouted for the starring role in HBO's first comedy in Asia, "SeNT", as Lead Actor and Associate Producer. In 2018, Haresh co-created, co-wrote and starred in “She’s a Terrorist and I love Her”, a comedy TV pilot which won HOOQ’s Asia-wide Filmmakers Guild 2018 and has been nominated for "Best Original Program by a Streamer/ OTT" and “Best Comedy Program” at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019. The show was commissioned for a full 8-episode series which was launched Asia-wide in Jan 2020 and quickly became HOOQ's most watched series in Singapore.

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Terence Chia

Co-host, Co-creator, Co-Crazy Person

Terence Chia is a Singaporean filmmaker who is known for his work under Ministry of Funny, one of Singapore’s top comedy brands. His series pilot for HOOQ's Filmmakers Guild 2018, "She's A Terrorist And I Love Her", was the winner of the competition, and will be released as a 8-episode TV series in 2020, with Terence as writer-director. He was also Associate Producer on "SeNT", HBO's first comedy TV series in Asia. In the commercial realm, Terence has directed work for clients such as Google, Uber and Kao Corporation.