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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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#319 - A mother on how she dealt with her 6-year-old daughter’s cancer

Aug. 19, 2022

We had the privilege of speaking to Lavaniyah Ganapathy, an inspiring mother whose ​​daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the age of 6 last year. Since the diagnosis, Lavaniyah has started a blog to s…

#318 - Did Tommy Koh really say SG is snobbish & Naomi Neo backlash over prank video

Aug. 18, 2022

In a recent CNA podcast, Singapore's ambassador-at-large Tommy Koh called Singapore a "very snobbish and hierarchical society". We break down his comments and why it needs to be taken in context. Elsewhere, Naomi Neo faced a…

#317 - Orchard Towers nightlife outlets to be shut & NDP crying man sparks discussion

Aug. 15, 2022

The Singapore police announced that licences for club and bar operators in Orchard Towers will not be renewed beyond May 2023 due to concerns about law and order. What does this mean for the Orchard Road nightlife scene? Als…

#316 - Writer Sudhir Thomas Vadeketh on why he feels sad for LKY & how he’s creating a sustainable media company in Jom

Aug. 6, 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but we finally managed to get writer/commentator and now Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Thomas Vadeketh onto YLB to tell us about his exciting new media outfit, Jom, and about his explosive e-book about…

#315 - Government takes back Sports Hub & Cyclist sues PUB after fall

Aug. 3, 2022

On Monday, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong detailed the rationale behind terminating the public-private partnership with Sports Hub Pte Ltd, and taking over the management of Singapore Sports Hub. We dis…

#314 - Will Smith posts apology video & Bishan seafood stall to charge GST and service charge

Aug. 1, 2022

And after our short COVID holiday, we are back! And so is Will Smith, who got us to “take a minute, just sit right there” to watch his apology video on his YouTube channel, 4 months after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars. W…

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.