S’poreans react to Straits Times editor saying sorry to Ministry of Health

Posted on 20 October 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


The Straits Times editor said sorry to the Ministry of Health on Oct. 20, 2015, and explained that they did not mean to impugn the integrity of public servants:

The Editor replies: It was not the intention of our column to impugn the integrity of public servants. We also did not mean to imply that the Minister for Health was “unofficially” informed beforehand about this matter. We are sorry that our column gave these wrong impressions.

This after ST’s Assistant Political Editor Rachel Chang wrote an article asking questions and suggesting that public officers and medical professionals, in both the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), may have delayed the disclosure of information of a Hepatitis C outbreak to the minister and the public for political reasons.


Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “ST helped PAP win GE2015 but it doesn’t give them the right or enough brownie points to boss the ministry and minister around.”
Pai Mah Pi, 44-year-old horse stable cleaner


sian-half-uncle “There goes her promotion.”
Sheng Zhi, 64-year-old air vent manufacturer


happy-bird-girl “She should have just praised Lee Hsien Loong, which would have worked.”
Lee Zhong Li, 17-year-old semi-professional nail art painter










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