A website that even state media agency The Straits Times has dubbed as “pro-establishment” has accused Kirsten and and Thum Ping Tjin of treason.
5 Stars and a Moon suggested that the journalist and historian respectively were traitors to Singapore because they were on the payroll of George Soros.
This comes after Han and Thum’s application to start a company, OSEA Pte Ltd, was rejected by ACRA on grounds that it would be facilitating foreign interference in Singapore’s politics – a claim which has been denied.
Here’s how things link up:
-Han and Thum currently write for New Naratif, an online publication owned by OSEA UK
-OSEA UK wanted to start OSEA Pte Ltd in Singapore as a subsidiary firm
-OSEA UK received a S$75,000 donation from Swiss firm FOSI (Foundation Open Societies Institution)
-American investor and political activist George Soros put up S$18 billion to start Open Society Foundations
-Open Society Foundations, according to ACRA, is linked to FOSI.
So: Soros -> Open Society Foundation -> FOSI -> OSEA UK -> OSEA Pte Ltd
5 Stars and a Moon first vilified Soros, calling him the man who orchestrated the 1997 Financial Crisis
After all, we’ve seen this happen before in the form of fake news used to discredit opposition figures.