Nope, contrary to popular perception, they’re not all gone.
We’re talking about dissenters in Singapore, and Robert Ho is one of them, ruling in cyberspace, under his real name – which makes him even more a rarity. Arrested four times for the unspeakable crime of exercising free expression and remanded thrice at a mental institution by the Singapore authorities, Ho is still up and at it on his blog and regularly contributes to the Singapore Review.
Martyn See, filmmaker of “The Singapore Rebel” and no stranger to the Singapore government’s tolerance for dissent, interviews Ho via email and phone in December 2006. Read what makes Ho who he is here.