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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:


24 Responses to “Retired SPH editor set up Facebook page calling for boycott of SPH”

  1. How to boycott mainstream ST when it is a monopoly and unless the Newspapers Act is amended to allow for greater press freedom and competition? Anyway, with the advent of social media and a more literate ppl, the winds of change are here and there can be no turning back come next GE which is barely 3+ yrs ahead. So unless the ruling PAPies govt can reinvent itself sufficiently to meet the rising expectations of the ppl,the next GE wld be telling for the ruling party with the WP performing best, and the PAP worst, in a GE.

  2. peking Dog xu sunn said

    Where to find this wedsite

  3. Jaded said

    I support this NNP Day!

  4. stevenado said

    Well Done…Keep it UP!!!!!.

  5. LoveSG said

    so… any one here knows who the retired journalist is? if not for anything more than credibility?

  6. 龙的传人 said


  7. goodgirl said

    Okay, not cheerleader for any political party? How about subservient? ally? associate? proxy? lackey? toady?

  8. CKMPD said

    Well done. I support NNP. We need fair and worthy MSM. Keep up the good work.

  9. Blood suckers said

    Why just only 23rd June? Let’s make everyday NNP day. Make SPH broke.

  10. cherry Girl said

    why only one day !

  11. bringiton said

    I’ve not paid for a single sph papers and for 5 years; and I’ve not missed a single beat.
    A dollar saved from sph is a hundred points in heaven.

  12. comment said

    A United States diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks[4] quotes Chua Chin Hon, the Straits Times’ U.S. bureau chief, saying that the paper’s “editors have all been groomed as pro-government supporters and are careful to ensure that reporting of local events adheres closely to the official line”, and that “the government exerts significant pressure on ST editors to ensure that published articles follow the government’s line”.[5]

  13. Tintin said

    SINGAPORE: He’s known as the ‘Dog Whisperer’ on his popular TV show on the National Geographic Channel, helping everyone from celebrities to ordinary dog owners overcome the behavioural problems of their pet pooches.



    • 4 legs better than 2 legs said

      nice one!
      but i tend to believe it is easier to train dogs than those 2 legged ones nurtured by the PAP.
      i agree it’s a good idea to get the famous dog whisperer to confirm this.

  14. 'Mk Chin said

    I have not been reading ST Newspaper for long long time…….. Find better content online ;). Newspaper is dying…

  15. support said

    good, i support

  16. Honhua Wu said

    i will stop my STsubcription very very soon so that my money can use to pay online media electrical bill. puting my money to better use.

  17. Eric Howdy said

    No la, they are never cheerleaders to the PAPayas, just angkat kings and queens.

    Yes, boycott them till they go broke.

  18. tom li said

    that’s why they have to give out free papers to those who supposedly cannot pay, but then they make someone else pay for these too!

  19. Voice from the Genuine Singaporean said

    i will read this page

  20. Nowaday, No Straits Times is ok with me. I can get all the good news online. I will stop buying ST for good if it continues to be a Govenment running dog.

  21. zenman said

    What happened to this FB page?

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