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GE2020: MSM Smears Peoples Voice Party Lim Tean Over Bankruptcy Claims

GE2020: MSM Smears Peoples Voice Party Lim Tean Over Bankruptcy Claims

The 158th state media published a story about Peoples Voice Party (PVP) Secretary-General Lim Tean facing two bankruptcy applications over $1.45 million. Later that night, Lim Tean responded to this smear article with a Facebook post "When You Fear, You Smear!". Lim Tean rubbished ST's claims about him about to become bankrupted, clarifying that "Let me make it clear. I am not going to be bankrupted, and it is total rubbish that I owe $1 450 000!" He even shared how ST faked that they tried calling him for comments because he never received any calls or queries.

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Covid19: Straits Times Removed Sentence About Policemen Who "Walked Past" Robertson Quay Social Gatherings

Covid19: Straits Times Removed Sentence About Policemen Who "Walked Past" Robertson Quay Social Gatherings

Recently there was public outcry over several photos of groups gathering along Robertson Quay. Some of these people were allegedly gathering around to socialise after buying takeaway alcohol from nearby restaurants. The Straits Times (ST) published a 17 May 2020 article on this incident. However sharp-eyed netizens noticed the state media had altered this article. Screenshots of the article showed the deleted sentence said "The marketing manager at SPH radio said she saw two uniformed policemen in the area, but they "just walked past"".

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Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

On 17 April 2020 the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 623 confirmed Covid19 cases in Singapore as of 12pm. This meant the total number of coronavirus cases was over 5,050. However the more interesting part was many netizens pointing out how Straits Times (ST) had edited its article. According to various screenshots, the same ST article had contradicting information about Singapore having 5,050 and also 5,573 confirmed cases.

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ST Censors All Mention Of Lee Hsien Yang At Pink Dot, Although They Reported It Earlier

ST Censors All Mention Of Lee Hsien Yang At Pink Dot, Although They Reported It Earlier

However, the ST first reported the Lee Hsien Yang, PM Lee's brother, attended the event with his wife, and second son, Li Huanwu, who was himself there with his husband Heng Yirui. However, an hour after the news report on Lee Hsien Yang having been there at the event, the news of him being there was curiously deleted away in the ST Online news portal. In fact, the entire section of the news report on Lee Hsien Yang's family was removed, and no mention of them were made again.

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ST REPORTER SHOULD BE FIRED FOR CARELESS GRAMMAR MISTAKE!

Hello... 'a... fares'? While we're at it, that should be '3 km', as there should be a space between a number and an SI unit. If you're doing a list, make sure adjectives are attached to the right item. In your list, 'whopping' is on the second line but applies to the third line. Careless much?

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