Photojournalist and artist Sim Chi Yin is staging a multimedia project in Singapore about the deportation of ethnic Chinese during the Malayan Emergency, just after the second world war. Photo: Enid Tsui

When Britain sent Malayan Chinese into exile and sometimes death: taboo-breaking exhibition brings a dark episode to life

It’s a cold war episode many would prefer stay buried: Britain’s ultimatum during the Malayan Emergency to leftist Chinese of jail or deportation. The discovery of a family secret led a Singaporean photojournalist to trace surviving deportees and tell their stories

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Photojournalist and artist Sim Chi Yin is staging a multimedia project in Singapore about the deportation of ethnic Chinese during the Malayan Emergency, just after the second world war. Photo: Enid Tsui
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