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CNA reporter resigns in the wake of misinformation debacle about ministerial salaries

TOC received a tip that heavyweight Mediacorp reporter Bharati Jagdish has resigned over the recent misinformation debacle about a statement made by Banyan Tree Holdings founder and executive chairman, Ho Kwon Ping about ministerial salaries. In the original interview published on ChannelNewsAsia on 30th September 2018, Mr Ho said that his salary is lower than that of ministers. The report …

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Singapore Table Tennis Association replies TOC with threat of legal action for enquiry then goes on Facebook to deny claims of election misconduct

In response to a Facebook post on 16 September by Mr Tan Kai Kok alleging misconduct of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) Management Committee elections during a biannual general meeting, the STTA issued a media statement refuting his claims. STTA said the Facebook post contained serious untrue statements and they disagree with the allegations made by Mr Tan in …

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PM Lee praises Zaobao while its readership steadily declines

At the 95th anniversary dinner of the Liane Zaobao newspaper, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed his hope that the Chinese-language newspaper together with other Chinese groups, will create programmes to encourage the preservation and promotion of Chinese culture in Singapore. PM Lee hopes that these programmes will inspire the youth of Singapore to deepen their understanding of their own …

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1-minute videos “not sponsored”: Viral travelogue maker Nas Daily

Popular travel vlogger Nuseir Yassin, or more famously known as Nas Daily on social media, has rejected allegations that his videos on Singapore that have gone viral online were sponsored. In a Facebook post yesterday (30 Aug), he emphasised that his Singapore-related videos "are 100% not sponsored by anyone", and that "I came here by myself, spent my own money, …

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ST Editor panicked over ground sourness urges PAP 4G leaders to do something

Former ST Editor-in-Chief Han Fook Kwang who is now an Editor-at-Large wrote an article today ('Is the ground sour? Time to tackle it', 26 Aug) highlighting the growing sourness and grumbling on the ground. "There seems to be a certain sourness on the ground, with more grumbling than usual about issues especially to do with the Government," Mr Han observed. …

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Shin Min newspaper report on suspicious activity in red light district turns out to be sexual health outreach program

Just recently the Shin Min Daily News, which is a Chinese-language afternoon newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings, published a rather inflammatory article about “suspicious activity” in a red light district area involving two “scantily dressed women” who were allegedly selling condoms from a table there on a regular basis. The journalist who penned the article then interviewed a passerby …

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IMDA partners Clicknetwork to launch new public service web series

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Munkysuperstar Pictures, which owns popular YouTube channel Clicknetwork, have established a partnership to launch three new web series. In a press release on Monday (13 August), IMDA stated that this is part of IMDA’s initiative to bring public service content to more Singapore viewers anytime, anywhere. Clicknetwork was the first channel in Singapore …

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Fake accounts rise in support of MINDEF’s “decisive actions and thorough investigations” in CFC Dave Lee’s death

Yesterday, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen presented the report from the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the death of Corporal First Class Dave Lee in Parliament. The report noted that inadequate on-site casualty management and delayed evacuation to the medical centre were the likely reasons for CFC Dave Lee succumbing to his heat stroke injuries. In the Channel News Asia Facebook video which showed …

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