Daily Archives: 2011-03-25

Media as politics in Singapore

The following article was first published on Asia Times Online Megawati Wijaya/ SINGAPORE – Days before Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced the government’s 2011 budget in parliament, the political opposition offered a glimpse of how it would allocate the national finances in a “shadow” budget. The state-controlled mainstream media gave the opposition announcement scant coverage, but it was picked …

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WAH! If I worked at MOM, my backside will be so happy.

The following article was first published on funny little world. Kirsten Han/ I woke up to this Straits Times article this morning: MOM staff to get ergonomic chairs. These babies, designed by American manufacturer Herman Miller, cost S$575 each. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is buying 472 chairs for its headquarters, which means that the bill will come up to a whopping …

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ST Forum Editor was right after all

Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the article “Straits Times! Why you edit until like that?” (theonlinecitizen, Mar 24). In my view, the Straits Times Forum Editor was not wrong to edit the letter. Quoting the wrong statistics From a statistical pespective, the forum letter writer, Mr Samuel Wee, was quoting the wrong statistics. So, the Straits Times Forum Editor, …

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