Tag Archives: Media

DR CHEE: 154 MEDIA WILL SMEAR ME ON COOLING DAY, DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR TRICKS

But even as I cannot rebut these accusations on cooling off day, the newspapers are free to attack me as they are not bound by the rules of cooling-off days. You can be sure that they will use the opportunity to attack me....Yes, from out of the blue, someone, somewhere will post something about the matter and tomorrow the newspapers will all report it. The purpose is to turn you against me. Please don't fall for this, my friends.

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LOCAL DJ: MALAYS AND INDIANS ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE MEDIA

Go to town. Ion, 313, Orchard Central, Wisma, Takashimaya - any mall in town. I want you to count how many Malay/Indian men and women featured on the posters. Because it seems to me the 'Singaporean Look' is a skinny Chinese girl with long hair and a big smile! As a young kid growing up in Singapore, I'd never see someone of my skin color rocking ads and headlines unless it's Singapore Idol Season. I couldn't entertain my first ambition of being an actor coz every role (although said open to all races) would go to the man with the Singaporean Look. I do music, I do radio. I'm behind a microphone. If I had a dollar for every person that has come up to me saying "OMG I didn't know you're Indian!" I'd be able to afford a down payment for an HDB flat. In the industry, I've had peers get turned down gigs because they were too "ethic looking. Racial Harmony isn't just about us getting along. It's equal opportunities. Equal chances to shine. I wanna see diversity.

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EX-SHUQUN SEC PRINCIPAL SLAMS MEDIA’S BIASED UNFAIR REPORTING OVER SCHOOL BULLYING INCIDENT

I was the principal of ‪#‎shuqunsecondary‬ from 2012 to 2015. From 1 Jan 2016, I will be leaving the education service. I am hoping to pursue further studies. And no, before you ask, I made this decision some time before the "bullying incident" in my school. Many ppl who know the truth of the events in my school have asked me why I did not respond more actively to the various reports on the Internet when the incident happened. My answer - I did not want to feed the ongoing media frenzy and help viral irresponsible articles that were being put out by my comments.

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LOCAL TAMIL TELEVISION SUCKS BECAUSE OF LOW PAY, LONG HOURS, FREE ACTORS

I joined because of passion. But I got paid little to nothing and worked long hours. In fact, actors don't get paid. Only the famous actors like Eshwari and Jaynesh popularity will get paid on time. Others have to wait in queue and sometimes excuses are given "accountant not in" "we will clear your payment after the show" "Don't worry, it's still processing".

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PINOY MEDIA COMPARE PM LEE HSIEN LOONG’S PRIVATE PLANE AND SAY IT IS SMALL

A couple of days ago, the Filipino media ABS-CBN news reported that their journalists were shocked and confused when they saw PM Lee Hsien Loong disembark from a small unmarked Gulfstream jet. The news article also highlighted that Singapore is one of the richest economies in the world with a GDP per capita and yet PM Lee also chooses to travel on commercial flights for official business. We can't decide if the Filipino media is indirectly criticising Singapore for being stingy or praising us for our financial prudence. What do you think?

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MEDIA MNC HIRES FOREIGNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BUT ONLY FEW S’POREANS

I recently been dating a hongkee girl working in an MNC here. She is nice and everything but I really enjoyed our time together. Unfortunately, she will be leaving in a few weeks time but the main part of the story is the company she works at. This hongkee girl works for a very famous media MNC with a branch in Singapore. I have been to her company to visit her once or twice to do some romantic surprises for her, but what I discovered made me very worried.

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SINGAPORE ONCE HAD A FREE & VIBRANT PRESS

It wasn’t always this way. The media in Singapore wasn’t always state-controlled. We didn’t always have the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA). Our newspapers were not always run by a behemoth, monopolistic publisher whose key senior appointments are government-approved people and the biggest stakeholders are government-linked.

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US MEDIA: AMOS YEE WILL BRIGHTEN UP SINGAPORE’S FUTURE

If anything, Yee has all the hallmarks of a green and thriving mind; he is exactly the kind of person you would one day want reviewing your books, making your movies, maybe even running your country. Americans, who enjoy the benefits of free media, have a responsibility to take him more seriously than they take the government that has tried to quiet him for thinking freely in the public sphere. And those of us in the Fourth Estate have a duty to spread word of his ridiculous charges. If people like Amos Yee end up the custodians of our profession, the future of countries like Singapore can be brighter than their past.

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DISGUSTING MAINSTREAM MEDIA ELEVATING LEE KUAN YEW TO GOD-LIKE STATUS

The continuous endless stream of accolades that have been published and broadcasted these few days by the state controlled media, propagating and forced feeding to Singaporeans with overwhelmingly out-of-proportionate ‘all-good-no-bad’ comments about LKY, is getting a bit nauseating. It gives everyone the impression that Singapore is single-handedly built by 1 man, completely ignoring the contributions from other Singapore leaders like Goh Keng Swee, Toh Chin Chye, Ong Teng Cheong, and others.

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