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Bruneian journo, sporadic tweeter. Co-founder & editor of @thescoop_co. Other bylines at @reuters, @afp, The Brunei Times.
Mar 30, 2018 15 tweets 4 min read
For the record @Diplomat_APAC , Tiffany Teo is Singaporean not Bruneian. Although she was born in Brunei and lived here briefly as an expat, she identifies as Singaporean, and competes for Singapore, as is stated in @MarcusChhan’s stories for @thescoop_co And idk where to begin w/ this shallow, misinformed interpretation of the state of women in Brunei. Maybe next time, idk, try talking to some actual Bruneian women. I guess we’re too busy being repressed to speak for ourselves, need other people to speak on our behalf. NO THANKS.
Jan 15, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
I feel like there is a clear distinction btwn the kind of work achieved by meticulous, scrupulous journalists that exposed Weinstein et al, which has quickly devolved into McCarthy-like “gotcha” journalism, fed by the click-bait worthiness of exposing male celebs. The way it tries to frame the incident - by hyping up details like her inability to choose red or white wine as indicative of something sinister - is dangerous and shoddy
Feb 24, 2017 8 tweets 2 min read
Youth dialogue with #Brunei LegCo youth rep Khairunissa Ashari @kyeeee Some recs from youth during dialogue with #LegCo rep @kyeeee: 1) Remove need for event permits from MOHA