Importance of the freedom of the press in Singapore

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After much sneering and goading from Singaporeans about their total silence on the diplomatic rift that has erupted between Cambodia and Vietnam on one side and Singapore on the other, arising from Lee Hsien Loong’s insensitive and totally uncalled for remarks about Vietnam’s military incursion into Cambodia in 1978, the State Media finally had to break its silence and report on the matter today.

But how revealing of the Stalinist mentality which envelops our MSM that the report, which is appended below, was tucked away in the bottom quarter of A16 of the World section. The article is totally biased because it does not capture the wide anger and unhappiness of Singaporeans who have expressed themselves fully on Social Media at the incompetence of Lee Hsien Loong in the International arena. Many Singaporeans have investments in these 2 countries and are alarmed about the damage this row may cause to their businesses.

Many Singaporeans were also amazed at the MSM’s total silence as the row may affect the safety of travel by Singaporeans to these 2 countries. Lee Hsien Loong has a penchant of upsetting Asian countries. In recent years, he has upset China and now Cambodia and Vietnam. Many Singaporeans wish that he would not open his mouth on the International stage.

To be a truly world class city and an innovative and creative society, we need a free press. We cannot continue to have a controlled press which is there to protect the establishment and the government and be a megaphone for their propaganda. If we want accountability and transparency in government, a free press is vital.

A Peoples Voice Government will Ensure a free press in Singapore. We cannot allow the likes of SPH, which controls the State Media, to continue.

 

Lim Tean

 

 

 

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20 Responses to “Importance of the freedom of the press in Singapore”

  • Homeless Cat:

    SPH is nothing more than Team B of the PAP’s PR department. That their standing in the World Press is abysmal is proof positive of their inability to match up to their international competitors.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    “SHITTY TIMES” with its shittey reporting and a bunch of beholden journalists clinging on to dear life for their monthly payout…

    you are lucky to get a glimpse of what The IDIOT says when it is NEGATIVE regarding his STOOPIDITY!!!

    Imagine the evil father saying had he not been his White Horse son with his brilliant genes together with his equally brilliant wife’s…the IDIOT would have been PM (pig mentality) age 35

    If only the Pair of White Horse is alive todaY…they will witness an IDIOT and Donkey from their Brilliant genes and they were saying at worse they will get a Grey(mare) DEFINITELY NO STALLION

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  • vincent tan:

    3 cheers PeopleVoiceParty aka TanChengBok party
    bro LimTean you are spot on that sg running rock bottom
    press freedom. with fakeNews law enacted the situation fallen deeper into
    shit.
    probably it is orientally ingrained in sgreans’ psychic against politically vocal.
    this weakness quite hard to overcome.
    best hope for coming GE2019 results is to repeat 2011 outcome plus
    1 more grc above AJHTC
    !!! PeopleVoice !!! PeopleVoice !!! PeopleVoice !!!

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  • TruBlu:

    FAKE NEWS LAW SHOULD BE RESPECTED VIA A FREE PRESS for without FREEDOM TO EXPRESS, ONLY FAKE NEWS GET CHURNED OUT, IS IT NOT THE CASE?

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  • unsubscribed:

    I unsubscribed it long time ago. When so many people unsubscribed, soon you will see the paper becomes free issues for the take or readily to be read on the net. Why? Well, propaganda news need people to read.

    But still the sad news is, the establishment will still be somehow funded by tax collection……, one way or another. Our money that is… Sad.

    Unsubscribe and “un-vote” may solve the problem altogether, that is to say.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Mr Lim please – no one outside this tiny island pays us any attention. Vietnam has faced the United States and defeated it. Many do not remember. Cambodia is now a part of China’s Silk Road.

    Plus ‘World class’ means nothing when applied to a migrant colony run by clowns. Clowns who depend on a dead old man’s reputation to maintain relations with other ‘real’ countries.

    Plus this island is full of ballsless people who allow millions of FT to steal their livelihood.

    Aside from local politicians who have nothing better to do – who really cares?

    By the way – Shit Times (Saturday Edition) reserved only for picking up doggie poo.

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  • Asd:

    There is no press or reporter la… only readers and repeaters with big big disclaimer saying this so call news is at your own risk..

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  • UniQ:

    Generations of Nation Building Citizens of Singapore to place Singapore on a world stage is Ruined within 1 Generation of Ruling Political Party.

    The worst choice Singaporeans has made in the last GE.

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  • Bapak:

    Dont blame them. Tell is to the 70% idiots.

    UniQ:
    Generations of Nation Building Citizens of Singapore to place Singapore on a world stage is Ruined within 1 Generation of Ruling Political Party.

    The worst choice Singaporeans has made in the last GE.

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  • oxygen:

    WHEN NEWS COMES OUT OF ONE PARTICULAR SOURCE and it is consistently praising of one preferred political flavour, IT CAN’T BE NEWS BUT MERELY A PROPAGANDA MOUTHPIECE of FAKE NEWS.

    The world is not so beautiful of event happening, moral platitudes and charming outcome attained by one party.

    So the IDIOTIC William Shakespeare got it all wrong with its false mantra of a “rose-by-any-other-name”. Why? a rose-by-any-other-name is FAKE NEWS, it does not smell as sweet as the real thing BUT INDEED POISONOUS OF WHAT IS REALLY A COVER CONCEALING A MULTITUDE OF SINS AND LIES.

    No good honest scoundrel exists in this world to look after the well-being of anonymous peasants when THEY ARE TOO BUSY ENRICHING THEMSELVES by mostly corrupt means.

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  • Partial truth?:

    To be fair.

    Last time when Mr Lim was sued by China biz man. The article also not big.

    All the wan bao , xing ming all have Vivians article. And these are majority chinese chinese stream readers.

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  • pap times aka states times:

    when Singapore was 3m+, pap states times was subscription 776,004.

    when Singapore is 6.9m+, pap states times is subscription 383,002.

    while pop doubled, subscription halved.

    this means pap states times is dying. now with fatty ex pap paper general who sank NOL, guaranteed pap states times kaput.

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  • Press Freedom?:

    Around the years 1995 to 2000+, there were a lot of medium sized or large publishing companies such as Female, Cleo, FHM. Then something happened. These were all taken over by either SPH or Mediacorp, leaving a few small independent publishers. I would imagine these small companies do not pose a threat.

    Given the profusion of online media, those major titles have shrunk in pages. Perhaps in a few years time, children won’t know what newspapers or magazines are.

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  • Stupid Harder Stupid Truths:

    HarderTruths:
    Mr Lim please – no one outside this tiny island pays us any attention.

    “As democracies in the Indo-Pacific, Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Mongolia are reliable, capable, and natural partners of the United States,” the strategy said. “All four countries contribute to US missions around the world and are actively taking steps to uphold a free and open international order.”

    - Alex Lockie Jun. 7, 2019

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  • pap the fake news master:

    Press Freedom?:
    Around the years 1995 to 2000+, there were a lot of medium sized or large publishing companies such as Female, Cleo, FHM. Then something happened. These were all taken over by either SPH or Mediacorp, leaving a few small independent publishers. I would imagine these small companies do not pose a threat.

    Given the profusion of online media, those major titles have shrunk in pages. Perhaps in a few years time, children won’t know what newspapers or magazines are.

    To be a truly smart nation, our children must be taught NOT to listen to fake news or subscribe to fake news.

    What is fake news?

    anything from pap is fake news.

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  • oxygen:

    POFMA IS COPROPHAGIA is a stupid puppy eating its own sh*t. Told the PAPpypolitics already.

    Never for one moment did they envisage the ghost of past degraded history come VISITING THEIR OWN DOOR SO QUICK of negative feedback loop.

    SO NOW WHAT?

    4Gs are kuai kuai (obedient) and its leashed PUPPY all know the only refuge they got – DIAM DIAM DIAM – until the social media woke up the peasants and the whole world.

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  • No Stones Unturned:

    As some speculated, it’s a “diversion” technique to take heat off elsewhere in this place. Only stupid people will do this, desperate Pappas living in their own fake bubble can be stupid.
    Sinkies shall see if such “brilliant” stunt can work at this age of internet.

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  • Spermana:

    But is it that Singaporeans want such a state controlled media or they are too timid to say no?

    Ready to defend the nation?

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  • TRE Avoid HK Protest news?:

    Guys, you notice the biggest news is HK Protest and TRE not a word on it.

    Must be purely a coincidence.

    TRE not state controlled right?

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  • Believed So:

    TRE Avoid HK Protest news?: hose major titles have shrunk in pages

    I believe so. I have written comment about Singaporeans abusing the Workfare Income Supplement by faking as employees of businesses but TRE chose not to publish it. Perhaps TRE is also guilty of such abuses.

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