S’poreans agree with PM Lee Hsien Loong that The Straits Times is fair, credible

Posted on 17 July 2015

ST’s 170th anniversary made possible by not unfairly biting the hand that feeds them.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who still read The Straits Times as there are not other alternative English broadsheets around so they lan lan, agree with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech given at the ArtScience Museum.

This after PM Lee said at the celebration of the newspaper’s 170th anniversary on July 15, 2015, that ST must maintain its hallmark of credible, balanced and objective reporting.

One Singaporean, Tak Sin Boon, said there is no doubt that ST is fair and objective: “The Straits Times is always very balanced. They will only sing praises of the government and PAP and smear the opposition.”

“This is fair because ST should know better than to unfairly bite the hand that feeds them.”

Other Singaporeans said they are confident ST will continue to be objective in their reporting by providing Singaporeans with the full picture.

Another local, Kwa Poh Zhua, said: “ST will continue to probe stories that make Singapore and the government look good and establish all the facts in those instances are correct.”

“If they break away from this tradition and start doing investigative journalism and make the PAP and government look bad via exposés, then it will be very incredible as they have not done it before.”

“Then this is not very good as Lee Hsien Loong said ST is a ‘credible’ newspaper, not ‘incredible’ one.”

At press time, other Singaporeans said longevity is just a sign you have not been wiped out yet.






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