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Reporters who ask questions have no place in 70% mandate S’pore society

Reporters who ask questions have no place in 70% mandate S’pore society

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Majority of Singaporeans do not remember voting for this.

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Singaporeans from 70 percent walks of life are up in arms and chastising The Straits Times reporter Rachel Chang.

This after 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.

One Singaporean, Shou Bu Leow, said: “I don’t know if she got the memo, but there is no place in Singapore for a reporter whose sole interest is asking difficult questions and getting at the truth.”

“Who does she think she is? 70 percent of Singaporeans did not vote for this type of wayward behaviour.”

“I don’t remember voting for this during General Election 2015.”

Other Singaporeans said the new 70 percent mandate climate has made it loud and clear that reporters with an agenda to ask questions will be promptly dismissed.

One local, Qu Si Bah, said: “If Rachel Chang wants to ask so many questions and put the government in a tough position, she should just join the opposition and get voted into parliament.”

“That is the only venue to ask tough questions. Actually even then…”

 

 

 

 

 











Reporters who ask many questions have no place in 70% mandate S’pore society

Reporters who ask many questions have no place in 70% mandate S’pore society

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Majority of Singaporeans do not remember voting for this.

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Singaporeans from 70 percent walks of life are up in arms and chastising The Straits Times reporter Rachel Chang.

This after 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.

One Singaporean, Shou Bu Leow, said: “I don’t know if she got the memo, but there is no place in Singapore for a reporter whose sole interest is asking difficult questions and getting at the truth.”

“Who does she think she is? 70 percent of Singaporeans did not vote for this type of wayward behaviour.”

“I don’t remember voting for this during General Election 2015.”

Other Singaporeans said the new 70 percent mandate climate has made it loud and clear that reporters with an agenda to ask questions will be promptly dismissed.

One local, Qu Si Bah, said: “If Rachel Chang wants to ask so many questions and put the government in a tough position, she should just join the opposition and get voted into parliament.”

“That is the only venue to ask tough questions. Actually even then…”

 

 

 

 

 











70% of S’poreans agree SGH Hepatitis C outbreak is no one’s fault

70% of S’poreans agree SGH Hepatitis C outbreak is no one’s fault

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Problem lies with too many questions asked, they said.

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Singaporeans from 70 percent walks of life who voted for this, have come out to say that there is not much to be said.

This after an Independent Review Committee has been convened in short notice to investigate how hepatitis C infections occurred at the Singapore General Hospital and to get to the bottom of things to give Singaporeans an answer.

However, only 30 percent felt this move was necessary.

Boh Wei Kong, a Singaporean from the majority, said he sees the issue clearly: “A lot of Singaporeans can tell you straightaway where the problem with the hepatitis C infections lies: Too many people asking too many questions.”

“This has resulted in a lot of information disseminated that would take too much time to process and understand, when people could be busy playing mobile phone games or going on holiday.”

Other locals said they preferred a quieter approach to things instead as the unnecessary details reported daily do not help them understand what happened, so it is better to tune out.

Another local, Tia Buay Teo, said: “For the sake of Singapore and Singaporeans, we must not ask any more inconsiderate questions about what happened. This will only inconvenience the authorities who will then have to be accountable. This process is tedious and eventually untenable.”

“We must always remember why we gave the current government a strong 70 percent mandate this General Election 2015: Because they must do whatever they want, we don’t care.”

 

 

 

 

 











Lee Kuan Yew continues to keep reporters jumpy, on their toes at SGH

Lee Kuan Yew continues to keep reporters jumpy, on their toes at SGH

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He has always toyed with reporters.

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Reporters from the Singapore media and worldwide were kept occupied and on their toes throughout Wednesday, March 18, 2015, as Lee Kuan Yew continues to toy with them while resting in hospital.

Know to have little regard for the role of the press and news people in particular, Singapore’s first prime minister would issue take downs of articles and throw reporters out of his office in tears during his tenure as the leader of the city-state.

One reporter who was at SGH the whole day since early this morning, said: “It’s almost as if he knows we are here and he just wants to keep us waiting.”

“And when we least expect it, he catches us all by surprise.”

“He will always have the last word. Then and even now. He will.”

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