Born in Penang and raised in Singapore, Swee Chai Ang talks about her parents and how their strength and harrowing experiences in captivity forged the iron in her.
She talks about how to make a difference to others and what it is to help people who are in need.
Swee describes the unique love story with her husband Francis, a relationship that was punctuated by periods of time in prison, undergoing interrogation and fleeing Singapore to the UK as refugees.
She talks about her journey to Beirut, why she went and some of the horrors of war that she encountered. The story is humbling and, in places, very sad yet absolutely compelling to hear.
Swee speaks very candidly about how different faiths can work together to find common ground.
The interview ends on a hopeful note, discussing what it might take to find peace in a region where memories of conflict and hostility are culturally engrained.
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