Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Yaacob's American wife and son mentioned in WikiLeaks

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Leaked US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks identified Dr Yaacob Ibrahim's two children as US citizens. Yaacob is Singapore's Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts. He has clarified the citizenship status of his children and said his son, now 16, will serve National Service, just as he did. Yaacob's wife is an American citizen who grew up in Puerto Rico. The leaked cable also revealed that his wife converted to Islam to satisfy the conservative standards of Singapore. Photos of his wife and children are rare - I was told that his wife and family seldom attend local events with Yaacob -  but I managed to find a few photos of them here and here.

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