Tag Archives: Straits Times

How to model Britain after Singapore

Dug up this “letter” while rummaging through old documents for deletion. Thought I’d share it with you, now that the British Empire has a new coalition goverment and new prime minister David Cameron’s perceived glibness seeemed to have done more damage than good. Letter to Mr. Blair Dear Mr Blair,Just a mere few weeks after… Read More »

Straightening the Straits Times (9)

Sometimes it’s not just our compliant newspaper that will try to mislead the public with its biased reporting. Government and semi/quasi-government officials often resort to flawed arguments to justify flawed causes. Disguised with flowery words and patronising rhetoric, these arguments can easily sway readers who are less discerning. Case in point: The reply by NKF’s… Read More »

Straightening the Straits Times (6)

You may have noticed that the three favourite media spins in the Straits Times recently are the wonderful capabilities of the Singapore Armed Forces, the hitherto undiscovered softer side of Lee Hsien Loong, and the many benefits for having babies – though not necessarily in that order. Judging from the number of pages devoted to… Read More »

Straightening the Straits Times (5)

Ever since the “Whiter than white” piece appeared, I have been invariably labelled as a “Steve Chia defender” and “supporter of lose [sic] morals”. How one article can make me either mystifies me, especially when our revered Straits Times journalists regularly churn out “commentaries” to justify dubious causes. In praise of conspicuous consumptionLooks like I’m… Read More »