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RETIRED ST JOURNALIST: RESERVED ELECTION A PAP BLUNDER, BIGGEST SETBACK TO MULTICULTURALISM

Retired ST journalist Ismail Kassim referred to the Reserved Presidency as the greatest setback to multiculturalism. He predicted that Singaporeans will pay the price of having a "helpless PAPpie Malay" who is more loyal to the Party than the People. He said the PE has already caused divisions among Malays. "It takes a lifetime to build up a sterling reputation, but it takes just one error of judgement to turn all to ashes. I think history will judge this controversial EP race harshly; in time it will be regarded as the greatest PAP blunder over the last 58 years - even worse than the bungling over Oxleygate.

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STRAITS TIMES REPORTING OF LEE FAMILY FEUD IS DISMAL, IGNORES DAMAGING POINTS TO LHL

Notice that the article starts out with LHL's point of view, with much of the article filled with quotes from LHL's short five-paragraph response. Curiously, less space is dedicated to his sibling's longer five-page statement, and ST leaves out some pretty important points of the statement. ST's framing of the statement is that it "centres around the long-running dispute over the demolition of their father's house," instead of what the statement is really about: concerns with LHL's alleged misuse of power; the dispute over the house is merely an example that his siblings use to illustrate that point. The allegation that LHL misused his power and the subsequent elaboration have both been reduced...

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WAS ST WAITING FOR ORDERS FROM UPSTAIRS BEFORE PUBLISHING LEE FAMILY SAGA?

What took the Straits Times so long to report the breaking news that is the saga of the Lee Family? The first statements from the Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang both came out on their Facebook pages at about 2:12am this morning.

In a possibly coordinated move, Lee Hsien Yang's eldest son, Li Shengwu, posted on his Facebook page his father's statement at 2:19am. Surely more than enough time for the MSM to react to this news? It is but the biggest news event in Singapore this morning! The Straits Times first reported this at 8:45am. Did the reporters sleep on their jobs? To make it even worse, their headline was how PM Lee was saddened by his siblings' statements. Headline was not about statement itself. Why like that? Was the MSM waiting for the orders from upstairs to run their story? And was it also orders from upstairs to make the story about PM Lee being sad, and not about the actual story itself?

And to put things in perspective, the alternative media like this one, All Singapore Stuff, posted the news of the release of statement at 6:42am. Who is the fake news now?

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