Janadas Devan

S'PORE ECONOMIST TOTALLY AGREES WITH CHIEF OF GOVT COMMS JANADAS DEVAN

“But he added: “I am as baffled as most Singaporeans why Hsien Yang and you wish to consume all of us in your personal family matters. Please: Think of Singapore, and forget the rest.”” Comment: Agree absolutely with the Chief of Government Communications that everyone (including Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling) should “think of Singapore (first), and forget the rest”.

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CHIEF GOVT COMMS JANADAS DEVAN RESPONDS TO DR LEE WEI LING, URGE HER TO THINK OF S'PORE

Your latest post blares, tabloid-style, misleading information. Having edited you for many years, I know this is not your style. The email you quote was written when I was Associate Editor of Straits Times, not Chief of Government Communications. And as you know well, I had met Mr Lee Kuan Yew with a few other journalists to discuss a book that he had proposed on 38 Oxley Rd. When he met us in July 2011, he made plain that he wanted the house to be demolished. But as the months and years passed, the nature of the project changed as it became less definitive whether the house would be demolished – and if so, when.

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FORMER ST ASSOCIATE EDITOR JANADAS DEVAN SLAMS LEE WEI LING FOR ACCUSING ST OF CENSORSHIP, CALLS IT EDITING

We are expected to believe she suffered so much oppression, writing for ST, that she willingly persisted with the experience over almost ten miserable years. And then, at the conclusion of that prolonged period of agony, she lovingly gathered the products of her oppression into a best-selling collection of essays.

How credible can that be?

Reading Wei Ling’s unedited writings was like sailing through a fog. The effort of turning her raw material into coherent articles -- that’s what I remember most about editing Wei Ling.

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