Will Singapore Press Holdings be privatised to save face?

 

Phillip Ang

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20 Responses to “Will Singapore Press Holdings be privatised to save face?”

  • Harder Truths:

    Left hand instead of right collect moneies.
    Save a** not face.

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  • opposition dude:

    More likely that another company will be set up to print the newspapers and this one will be private. PAP knows that not so many are reading the shit being printed these days as we all have no time to read anyway.

    We also know that PAP loves traditional media and so die die will continue printing the newspapers for as long as the pioneers and merdekas are around.

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  • Bapak:

    The time will come when the Medeka & Pioneer Generations passed on, this shit times will follow suit.

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  • Are we ready:

    If we can do it to SPh, we can do it to the Pappies!

    Are we ready……..Yes?

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  • Ah Ha:

    For 18 years we subscribed to the Straits Times and it kept getting worse, this year I feel really good it is the best $400 I never spent. Sometimes I pick it up and read it at Starbucks or some other establishment that has a free copy and each time I read it I have to pat my wallet knowing the $400 was better spent! Even the propaganda is going down hill..

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  • pap fatty paper general:

    in any organization, moving up the ranks need a deep understanding of its ins and outs and how to harness the resources to moving them toward goals.

    nobody in his right mind would hire anyone as a manager without the requisite years of RELEVANT experience.

    yet pap with massive abuse of 70% sheep CPF, meaning infinite S$ to be wasted at zero cost or very low cost of funding (2.5% to 4% with additional 1% here and there subject to maximum S$60k), never ceases to amaze by fielding S$m jobs to clearly unsuitable pap clan members.

    this pap fatty paper general who sank NOL even given second bite of 70% sheep CPF monies in SPH, aka Singapore Property Holdings.

    the other world class fail pap paper general was dismal quek who caused the biggest chaos in SMRT train history. deaths even happened under his watch. yet this useless bum gathered some S$10m+ in 5 years of doing worse and worse in SMRT. when SMRT coffer is empty, Msian cow boon hwan has the cheek to tell 70% sheep MRT fares need to rise.

    another useless pap paper general at S$m a pop is installed to replace dismal quek. DID MRT rides improve? ffff no. still failing.

    Enough said. look at lee hsien loong. look at teo chee hean. same class of useless pap paper generals. no wonder once great Singapore is sinking, fast.

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  • Python 5:

    maybe SPH will outsource the printing to a private company. but main running dogs still write the propaganda and remained under the payroll of the wh**e house.

    either way, do not buy their publications at all. outsource or not, let them bleed endlessly and profusely and painfully.

    any private company doing the printing for them must also suffer heavy losses.

    opposition dude:
    More likely that another company will be set up to print the newspapers and this one will be private. PAP knows that not so many are reading the shit being printed these days as we all have no time to read anyway.

    We also know that PAP loves traditional media and so die die will continue printing the newspapers for as long as the pioneers and merdekas are around.

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  • Python 5:

    share price now 2.10. must toh some more!!!!!!!

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  • Went to Japan:

    Sink NOL or SPH no issue, they will still use him.

    The losses? Milk from peasants and make changes to CPF.

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  • The Free Sinkies ATM:

    Privatize, meaning using CPF money indirectly from other government linked crony companies to prop up SPH?
    Tamasick already issued retail bonds to milk more funds from the populace recently, more rounds intended?

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  • shit times:

    Whose brilliant idea to install ‘newspaper vending machines’ all over Singapore? Money well spent, down the longkang? Vending machines for newspaper…hhahaha…laugh die people.

    SG people without having to think, their auto brain instinct or whatever the proper term for it is…muscle memories reflexes tell them…want to buy newspapers, wan pau/min pau?, ma piu poh, berita harian, tamil murasu…etc just walk into any 7/11, hole in wall mamak shops, heartland small grocery shops, supermarkets or some lau ah ma and ah pek roadside newspaper stand.

    SG now only good in coming out with shitty silly stupid ideas?…newspapers vending machines, small garden plot on top of public buses, deposit tray return at hawker centers, making sticker to discourage seat chopping at eating places. Really laugh die people, all people: sinkies, foreigners, tourist and what have you when they see such shitty stuffs.

    Anyway…me also only buy shit times to use as poop tray base liner for my puppy to pang sai on it. No bluff you one! (hahaha)…me buy and will not even flip to read a single page but straight away let puppy pang sai on it.

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  • Pioneer:

    opposition dude:
    More likely that another company will be set up to print the newspapers and this one will be private. PAP knows that not so many are reading the shit being printed these days as we all have no time to read anyway.

    We also know that PAP loves traditional media and so die die will continue printing the newspapers for as long as the pioneers and merdekas are around.

    Nope. Even pioneers boycott local newspapers, TV and radio.

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  • TruBlu:

    maybe he shud be known from now on as the ‘TITANIC’ general???

    he loves sinking BIG $hip$???

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  • Deadweights & Sinkers:

    Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be… All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values… An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.

    Marshall McLuhan

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  • Tremendous:

    Who, by names are the people who appointed the underperformers like DK, NYC and others ?

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  • Meritocracy my Foot:

    You always need a believable clown in the drivers seat to make the sweeping plot naturally convincing. The irony of the story is, you never believe in MIW.

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  • Will people cry for him ?:

    What does this say about scholars?

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  • opposition dude:

    Python 5:
    maybe SPH will outsource the printing to a private company. but main running dogs still write the propaganda and remained under the payroll of the wh**e house.

    either way, do not buy their publications at all. outsource or not, let them bleed endlessly and profusely and painfully.

    any private company doing the printing for them must also suffer heavy losses.

    From the way PAP does things they will want full control over everything from report writing to printing. If they wanted to they would have outsourced printing a long time back.

    They can afford to have the new company bleed losses since all they care about is having dafts read and believe the rubbish printed on it. So whatever losses suffered is sup sup sui to them. Never underestimate stupidity is what I have learnt from PAP.

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  • EROSION OF FOUNDATIONS:

    My Opinion is that SPH is a state machinery.
    People earning intellectually HONEST living.

    When they go home , they can tell their children they earn an Honest living .

    So being a state machinery, they will not shutdown.

    Information dissemination is it’s job.

    Even if bankrupt, tax money will have to be used to keep it afloat.

    Is this an iron rice bowl of sorts? I dunno.

    But given the media need the readers more than the other way round, I suggest you news be given FREE to attract more eyeballs and they earn more from advertisers in return.

    If more boycott state media they may eventually be forced to make it free.

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  • Singapore Boleh:

    Paper generals are good at well-rehearsed National Day parades. No major MNCs are likely to employ them as CEOs for obvious reasons.

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