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SG50: S’pore govt claims credit for timing Joanne Peh-Qi Yuwu baby’s conception with 1965 movie release in Aug

Posted on 29 January 2015

Celebrations break out across multiple government ministries.


Emphasising yet again that celebrations to mark Singapore’s 50th birthday this year are going even better than expected, the Singapore government has come out to claim responsibility and take full credit for MediaCorp artistes Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu’s announcement that they are having a baby.

The Singapore government said all credit goes back to the ruling regime for successfully encouraging the pair to time the conception and eventual birth of their baby to coincide with the release of the movie, 1965, in August later this year.

The two artistes had been slated to star in the state-commissioned movie about glorifying Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew, a project which was announced in the last quarter of 2014 and which is to be released this year as part of SG50 celebrations to mark the country’s jubilee year in existence.

News of the pregnancy announced on Jan. 29, 2015 saw government ministries across the board celebrating and demanding for half-day off.

A high level government spokesperson, Shen Hai Zi, said: “We really outdid North Korea this time with our messaging.”

“This is really a double whammy for us.”

“We would like to thank all the government ministries and civil servants across the board for their hard work in ensuring this conception happened exactly in time as planned. As a result of our hard work, we will be having a high-profile SG50 baby that would outdo Fann Wong and Christopher Lee’s baby last August.”

“Furthermore, this would also really help shore up our messaging that graduate mothers should have babies and having a degree and a good career is not a deterrent to having children.”

Sources familiar with the behind-the-scenes talk understand that more co-stars in 1965 will soon be announcing their own pregnancies and marriages shortly.


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  • Joachim Low

    The confused STB Merlion supports too.