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Joyce Lim

Joyce Lim started her journalism career with Singapore Press Holdings in 1997. She has reported extensively on crime, politics, the judiciary and sports. Her interest in going deep into an issue, even if it means taking months to gather evidence, often sees her pull in investigative exclusive stories for The Straits Times. Some of her exclusives include the story of a corrupt Media Development Authority staff member disbursing grants to applicants in exchange for personal loans. She also uncovered a rare incident that the Singapore Prison Service was keen to hush up, where an inmate had stabbed a prisons officer with a pair of scissors. Local news is only half the story for Joyce who has travelled around the region to cover some of the biggest political and natural disaster stories. In 2013, she was in Indonesia's Riau province to report on the record-breaking haze that blanketed Singapore and the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines. Joyce was also part of a team that covered the general election in Malaysia, where she reported on one of the most high-profile contests involving veteran Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang of the opposition Democratic Action Party. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including Journalist of the Year 2013.