Posts Tagged ‘Straits Times

Straits Times accorded Superbrands status: super absurd and super out of touch

August 27, 2013

Life as they say is full of ironies. The Straits Times aka Shitty Times has been accorded Superbrands status. Eyebrows are surely being raised at this preposterous “achievement”. In the last few years, ST has been trying to woo Singaporeans with all sorts of promotions. Lately, it went into overdrive to entice people to take […]

Straits Times Tessa Wong casts doubt on social media: is she a dinosaur?

July 28, 2013

Tessa Wong wrote in the state-controlled newspaper, The Straits Times (ST), claiming that the social media can’t be trusted and those reading it should do so with a pinch of salt. Even the Prime Minister, Ministers and his MPs have taken to the social media. So do we distrust them too? Has Tessa been a […]

Freedom of the Press: Singapore sinks lower

May 7, 2013

ST aka Shitty Times/PAP Times continues to excel in consistency: in being consistently at the bottom of the class in the global ranking for press freedom. It ranks 153 out of 197 countries, with Afghanistan, Iraq and Qatar for company. For a country the regime brags as a first world country, its press freedom remains […]

Straits Times win SOPA Award for human rights reporting?

June 8, 2012

State Times won an award for human rights reporting? I nearly fell off my chair as I laughed hysterically. The award was given by Sopa, a non-profit group based in Hong Kong, that promotes best practices in publishing. State Times Online reported: ” The 167-year-old newspaper bagged the top awards in three categories – human […]

Politicians pay tribute to President Nathan: all a show

July 3, 2011

No one is begging President Nathan to stand for a third term, truth be told. As expected, the government mouthpiece, The Straits Times, has been filling its pages singing the praises of the quiet presidency of SR Nathan which spanned 12 long years. Now government ministers are queuing up to offer their gratitude and extol […]

Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) media biased says one in two only?

May 25, 2011

Unless you have been cooped up in a cave somewhere along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan, you will not be in the least surprised by a poll result saying that one in two Singaporeans believe the media here is biased. The poll was conducted last year by the Institute of Policy Studies which is a […]

Institute of Policy Studies poll: being politically-correct

May 24, 2011

A poll conducted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in July and August last year certainly surprised me, and many others I daresay. According to a government-controlled Straits Times report on the results of the poll “Most also agree that Singapore should have a powerful leader who can run the Government as he thinks […]

Hard Truths: to keep Singapore or PAP going?

February 23, 2011

The Straits Times, the only morning daily apart from the free TODAY newspaper, it seems never tires in its hero-worship of Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew. Today, again it’s flogging MM’s book Hard Truths, To Keep Singapore Going for the umpteenth time.  Straits Times featured an article along with a big picture of a western […]

Straits Times Forum: strange selections of letters sometimes

January 10, 2011

One of the most popular sections of the Straits Times is the Forum page.  Sometimes ST’s choice of letters bewilders me.  Take for instance a letter today which complained about noise on the MRT.  Not the mechanical noise but human-generated ones: people talking loudly on their mobile phones, babies crying, drowning out the announcements Though […]

Straits Times Forum: mystery on selection of letters

September 13, 2010

Sometimes I’m mystified by Straits Times choice of letters to be published in The Forum.  ST says space is at a premium in Forum yet it’s published letters which were pure narratives.  A few weeks back it published a letter about passengers carrying backpacks on the MRT taking up space. What’s next? Families with strollers […]