Hong Kong’s Apple Daily: Ferrari accident fuels rising anti-China sentiments in Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on May 15, 2012
In contrast to the Singapore media which has been busy trying to spin hogwash one after another to defend the PRC Ferrari driver Ma Chi, the Hong Kong media offers a fair, balanced and objective coverage of the accident.
Apple Daily began the news reporting by laying the blame for the accident solely and squarely on Ma Chi:
“This was an accident caused by drink-driving. He only not hurt himself and others, but caused PRC Chinese to be scolded by Singaporeans, triggering another round of anti-China sentiments in Singapore after his death.”
The article pointed out clearly why many Singaporeans are extremely peeved off by the accident:
“…..the accident caused the underlying frustrations and anger Singaporeans already had towards PRC immigrants to explode. In the eyes of Singaporeans, the PRC Chinese are arrogant and have no respect for the law……”
It also aired some anti-China comments posted by Singapore netizens instead of sweeping them under the carpet like the Singapore media:
[Source: Apple Daily]
It’s time Singaporean journalists should start learning from their Hong Kong counterparts on how to write factual reports and not just churn out pages of propaganda to brainwash Singaporeans.
Perhaps Apple Daily can consider setting up a news outlet here to produce Singapore news?
Watch the video coverage in Cantonese below: