Retired SPH editor set up Facebook page calling for boycott of SPH
Posted by temasektimes on June 4, 2012
A self-proclaimed retired SPH editor has set up a Facebook page calling for the boycott of media giant ‘Singapore Press Holdings’.
In the page’s introduction, he wrote:
“The page owner is a retired SPH editor. “Like” my page to acknowledge that we are sick of censorship and biased media towards the ruling government. I do not mind being thrown into prison for what I say since I’m already a 65 year old man.”
Though he did not reveal his identity, he promised to share with the public his working career as a SPH editor for 30 years in his subsequent posts.
The Facebook page has garnered more than 300 ‘likes’ so far and was set up a few days after Straits Times Chief Editor proclaimed publicly that being ‘professional’ journalists, SPH journalists do not see themselves as ‘cheerleaders’ of any political parties.
Meanwhile, netizens have called for a ‘No Newspaper Day’ on 23 June to protest against the mainstream media’s apparent bias towards the ruling party: