Lee Kin Mun
Lee Kin Mun, better known as mrbrown, is a Singaporean blogger, best known for his sociopolitical commentary amidst notoriously tight censorship.
mrbrown.com is a collection of all podcasts, videos, and posts by mrbrown.
the mrbrown show
Created in March 2005, the mrbrown show is a podcast produced by Lee. It was formerly co-produced by Mr Miyagi, another local blogger, who has since left the show. The show showcases guests from various quarters of Singapore, and parodies a wide variety of subjects, usually political satire. Recurring guests include brothers Marc and Ivan Nair. A new podcast is premiered almost every month.
mrbrown is also active on social media site Twitter, where he posts satirical takes on day-to-day events.
On 30 June 2006, Lee wrote an article, titled "S'poreans are fed, up with progress!", for his weekly opinion column in the newspaper TODAY about the rising costs of living in Singapore. Three days later, on 3 July, an official from the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) published a reply in the same newspaper calling Lee a "partisan player" whose views 'distort the truth'. On July 6, the newspaper suspended his column. In protest, Mr. Miyagi subsequently resigned from his own column also in TODAY.
Lee was educated in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Hwa Chong Junior College.
In an interview with 8 Days, Lee said his nickname was derived from his secondary school days, where his catchphrase was "so how, brown cow?".
Lee is married and has 3 children - Faith (who suffers from autism), Isaac, and Joy. He is a Christian.
Lee is also keen on bicycles. He owns 6 bicycles, and cycles to work daily.