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Dr Tan Cheng Bock: I can understand Low Thia Kiang’s ‘outburst’ on the mainstream media

Posted by temasektimes on June 1, 2012

Former PAP MP and presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock has lent his support to WP Chief Low Thia Kiang’s ongoing battle with the Singapore media.

Mr Low had earlier criticized the mainstream media for being used as a ‘tool’ to smear his party and candidate during the campaign for the Hougang by-election, a charge which was fiercely denied by SPH journalists.

In a post on his Facebook yesterday, Dr Tan wrote he can understand Mr Low’s ‘outburst’ as he shared similar experience as him during his presidential campaign last year:

“I can understand Low Thia Khiang’s outburst on the main press media for not being fair to the opposition because my team too felt the coverage of my Presidential election was also biased towards the government choice candidate.”

Dr Tan added that he decided to win support through the new media instead as result:

“There is nothing that those who opt to differ can do anything about what the main media writes. So l decided to win support through the alternative media. It was an uphill task for me but l had to do it because I believed in my cause.”

Dr Tan lost narrowly in the election to eventual winner Dr Tony Tan by only 0.34 percent of the votes. Had the mainstream media been more fair and balanced, the result might be different.



7 Responses to “Dr Tan Cheng Bock: I can understand Low Thia Kiang’s ‘outburst’ on the mainstream media”

  1. spotlessleopard said

    Dr Tan do not give up……maybe You should stand in the next GE 2016 as one of the Opposition Candidates?

  2. Angel said

    Dr Tan could have won the Presidential election if the other Tan did not “betray” him. They could have fight together but the other Tan decided to run for President election too. Vote split between them so benefitted another Tan who became President. Lesson to learn is Opposition Parties should work as a team. Despite different reasons and ego, parties should discuss issue and merging synergy as ONE for the sake of the country, than we believe the next election will be effective for ” Opposition Party” If opposition parties prefer to work alone, than the journey will be too long and tough.

  3. aminurasyid said

    I agreed and support you Mr Tan Cheng Bock.

  4. Bb said

    TCB has started campaigning for the next PE. He is buttering the opposition supporters. Gods move.

  5. alamak said

    Dear Doctor Tan,

    I have always respected you as a politician.

    The issue you raised now is irrelevant and doesn’t carry weight.

    I hope i hear better things from you not being like a baby crying over what’s taken from him/her.


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