Benjamin Cheah Chun Hoi
Case Name: Mikizawa Koshiro [Kushiro] and others | Person in Portrait: Benjamin Cheah Chun Hoi | Relation to Case: Prosecution Witness
Benjamin Cheah Chun Hoi was a man who knew to keep his head down, which was an important trait during the Japanese Occupation. He did his work properly, and never stepped out of line or tried to make a scene. This allowed him to work as a prison clerk for the Japanese throughout the Occupation. His Japanese superiors likely did not think much of him beyond an ordinary, obedient worker, which made his contributions to the post-war trials even more outstanding.Read More
Elijah Han Wei Kwang completed this portrait when he was a second year student studying Law at the National University of Singapore. His passion for history led him to join the Singapore War Crimes Trials Project. He believes that history is best told through stories, thus writing for the project was a good opportunity to craft and tell these stories himself.