Daily Archives: 2018-04-13

Public query of Dr Thum’s academic credentials, reeks of attempt by PAP govt to character assassinate his good reputation

In a statement on Friday (13 April), the Parliament noted that the Parliament Secretariat had written to Dr Thum Ping Tjin to seek his assistance in clarifying his academic credentials. It noted that Dr Thum’s written representation had stated that he was, amongst other things, a Research Fellow in History at Oxford University. The statement pointed that Dr Thum had informed the Selection Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods that, amongst other things, he held a “visiting professorship in anthropology”. He subsequently explained online that he was a “visiting research fellow in history within the dept of anthropology.” The Parliament wrote, “In view of these varying accounts, clarifications have been sought to ensure that the …

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Mediacorp to move 8 DAYS and i-Weekly to digital-only

Mediacorp has announced on Thursday (12 April) that its publications 8 DAYS and i-Weekly, covering the latest trends in entertainment, celebrities and lifestyle, will move to a fully-digital future. It noted that 8 DAYS, an English language magazine, and i-Weekly, a Chinese language magazine, will focus on growing their digital properties which have gained popularity over the past year. According …

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