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Is PM Lee’s Facebook posting becoming an expensive hobby?

Posted on 19 July 2012

If he can afford it, why not?

Barely two weeks ago, former DJ Daniel Ong went up against Singapore Press Holdings over a copyright tussle.

The case? Out of the blue, SPH demanded Dan The Man to pay them money.

To be exact, SPH was demanding $535 from Dan for reproducing each written article about his successful cupcake business from SPH-owned publications, such as Shin Min Daily News and Simply Her magazine, on his company website and Facebook.

According to Dan, the total charges was about $3,000 in total.

To add insult to injury, Daniel was also charged $214 for investigation fees even when he took down the articles.

$535 for reproducing one article. $535 is with GST some more…

Talk about SPH owning a lucrative business.

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Now check out this latest July 18 Facebook post by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong:


Did Lee Hsien Loong pay SPH $1070 in total to reproduce two of its articles on his Facebook page?

Check out the arrow: Lee reproduced two Straits Times articles on his Facebook wall WITH PERMISSION. With permission means he paid? Or did he ask politely and they agreed because he happened to run the country?

Or did that cost him $1,070?

But so what if this makes posting on FB a very expensive hobby only he can afford?

$1070 is at most 0.03 percent of his annual salary.

Oh well. *Shrugs*

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  • Rina

    is PM Lee’s FB for commercial purpose? Please lah….

    • Valid

      This is a satire news website. Please lah. 

  • Xpert

    “commercial”. Buy votes lah. Please….

  • noservicecharge

    One is selling cakes and the other is selling image. Or rather, one is promoting his cakes and the other is promoting his image? Then no selling is involved and so not chargeable lah?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mkchin ‘Mk Chin

    SPH was demanding $535 for reproducing each written article on company website and Facebook. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reproduced two Straits Times articles on his Facebook wall WITH PERMISSION. With permission means he paid 
    $1,070 ? Or did he ask politely and they agreed because he happened to run the country?

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