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Wong Yoon Wah is a Poet and has won the Cultural Medallion (Singapore’s highest honour for arts practitioners). He is the director of the international language and culture centre at Taiwan’s Yuan Ze University and senior vice-president of Southern College in Malaysia. He was born in Perak in 1941 and lived happily on the jungle fringes until his family was forced into a 'New Village' in 1951. He was to stay there for 11 years and the experience made a huge impression on him - a child caught between two sides in a conflict. Read his story in the Star Online.