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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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#173 - Is the CMIO model hurting SG, debating Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy & how Chinese people can stop racism (feat. SudhirTV, Part 2)

June 17, 2021

In part 2 of one of our most requested episodes ever, we continue the chat with writer/ commentator…

#172 - Racial tensions in SG, cultural ignorance vs racism & the “PA vs Sarah Bagharib” issue (feat. SudhirTV, Part 1)

June 17, 2021

In part 1 of one of our most requested episodes, we chat with writer/ commentator Sudhir Thomas Vad…

#171 - Academics sign open letter to Lianhe Zaobao’s article on racism & “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon Chu apologises

June 14, 2021

On 9 Jun, Chinese Daily Lianhe Zaobao published an opinion piece on racism in SG after recent event…

#170 - Working with Hollywood’s John Woo, writing & directing our Chinese TV series & filmmaking in China vs SG (feat. Yao Lishan)

June 11, 2021

We talk to Yao Lishan, our writer-director for our Chinese TV series “The Amazing Showman”. We spea…

#169 - Infections disease expert calls out “fake COVID news” & Circles.Life gets backlash for IG post

June 10, 2021

Prof David Lye is back at it again with a message to S'poreans. On 7 Jun 2021, the researcher at th…

#168 - The viral video with racist remarks towards an interracial couple & why Chinese netizens are mocking Singapore

June 8, 2021

Singapore was set abuzz with the racist video that went viral. People were pissed, including MP Sha…

About the Hosts

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.

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.