Citizens hope to apply same tactic on CPF board, Singapore reserves.
Under intense public scrutiny, The New Paper has made the rare decision to counter online speculation regarding the authenticity of a photo about cyclists belonging to them.
TNP’s reply was directed at a wildly inaccurate article published by New Nation yesterday that cast aspersions on the authenticity of a photo showing cyclists doing random crazy shit on the road that was featured in MyPaper on May 6, 2013.
The photo originally belonged to TNP and speculation has been rife since 2011 about whether it was doctored when it first surfaced.
And to prove that it was not doctored, TNP published a series of photos in response showing that the published photo occurred as it happened.
Far from being a case of wrongful accusation, this incident has emboldened citizens.
Self-styled political pundit Eric de Yaya, said: “Imagine if enough people ask questions about CPF monies or the size of Singapore’s reserves.”
“This is a case study of how public scrutiny, even when it is online, can lead to the truth being made known without all that hemming and hawing. And bloodshed.”
Not everyone agrees with this piece. Read the apology instead.