Until a few hours ago, the identities of those behind Radio Free Sarawak (RFS) were a closely-guarded secret. Now a British newspaper has unmasked the duo as Clare Rewcastle Brown, the sister-in-law of former British prime minister Gordon Brown, and Peter John Jaban, the grandson of a Dayak headhunter.
London-based RFS was launched last November on the promise of bringing alternative news to the people of Sarawak. According to the Evening Standard, Rewcastle Brown, 51, was born in Sarawak to British parents and lived in the region until she was eight.
The current schedule of Radio Free Sarawak, according to its website, is:
- 1000-1100 UTC on 15420 kHz
- 1200-1300 UTC on 6205 kHz