Home News SG Politics Han Hui Hui Accused of Plagiarism

Han Hui Hui Accused of Plagiarism

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

The activist Han Hui Hui has been in the news a lot lately in regard to protests that she helped to organize and other activities that relate to her campaign against the PAP. However, recent claims that she has lied about some of the events connected to her activism and people accusing her of plagiarism have the attention focused on her for reasons that she is probably less comfortable with.

The accusations stem from a post on her blog where she claims to be talking about her experiences as a protestor and activist and the history of the movement in the country. The post first appeared on her blog on 27 October and it does seem to be eerily similar to an account written by a Hong Kong protestor by the name Joshua Wong Chi-Fung that appeared in the New York Times and the Straits Times.

The following is part of the post from the New York Times article that has lead to some of the criticisms that are being leveled at Han Hui Hui:

“In 2011, many young people, myself included, organised to oppose a national education programme of Chinese propaganda that Beijing tried to force on us. I was 14 at the time, and all I could think of was that the leaders in Beijing have no right to brainwash us with their warped view of the world.”

- Advertisement -

For comparison, here is a similar excerpt from the blog of Han Hui Hui:

“In 2008, many young people, myself included, organised to oppose an education programme that PAP government tried to force on us. I was 17 at the time, and all I could think of was that the lecturers in college have no right to brainwash us with their warped view of the world.”

As you can see, they are quite similar and it seems that she may have simply changed some of the details to make the text fit her personal situation. Any reader that takes the time to read both posts will find various passages between the two that are almost or completely identical.

- Advertisement -

Woman who crosses racial boundaries to comfort man seeks validation online

Singapore -- A young woman has taken to NUSWhispers to seek validation after she comforts a stranger on the train by hugging him. In her submission, which was posted on Saturday (Jan 16) and has garnered almost 1,000 reactions, the 23-year-old Chinese...

Viral video: Dog without leash gets chased by owner at intersection

Singapore – A video of an owner chasing her unleashed dog at an intersection with the dog almost getting run over by a lorry and the owner falling over in her attempt, has gone viral online. On Wednesday (Jan 20), Facebook page...

Domestic worker accused of abusing elderly woman in wheelchair

Singapore -- A netizen who saw a domestic worker abusing an elderly woman in a wheelchair has posted a photo of them in the hopes of reaching out to the latter's family. In a Facebook post on Sunday (Jan 17) that has...