The Straits Times wins big, bags 11 out of 19 awards at Singapore Press Holdings’ annual awards

Posted on 09 April 2015

It is tough competing against themselves every year.


The Straits Times won big this year again at the Singapore Press Holdings’ annual awards.

This after the English broadsheet bagged 11 out of 19 awards.

One of ST’s most popular reporter, Xia Ang Moh, said he is heartened that his organisation has come out tops again but also recognises the difficulties of being number one: “You know what’s harder than being in a two-horse race? Being in a one-horse race.”

“Competing against yourself, and winning credibly year after year, is a difficult process.”

When asked if there are plans to be the biggest winner of awards for an English broadsheet again next year, Xia said: “We’ll try.”

“Nothing’s guaranteed yet. If we have to do it again, we will,” he said, looking a little sheepish.

ST’s big win comes in the midst of news that MediaCorp is retrenching staff, proving yet again that MediaCorp should be like Singapore Press Holdings.

Or both companies can merge into one giant behemoth entity so that it can live up to the monopoly status.


MediaCorp should be more like Singapore Press Holdings:

MediaCorp could close down by October 2015 if 3 artistes continue to quit per month

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