#3 – What should Stamford Raffles’ place be in Singapore’s history?(A conversation with Faris Joraimi)

In recent years, there has been a growing movement to confront the ugly history of colonialism. In particular, activists have targeted enduring symbols of colonialists & slave traders, such as place names and statues. In Singapore, discussion has centred around the problematic history of Sir Stamford Raffles. Today, we speak to Faris Joraimi, a co-editor of the book “Raffles Renounced: Towards a Merdeka History” on how we should view the legacy of Raffles as well as Singapore’s history as part of the Malay world.

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