The Unusual Character & Extra Value of Singapore Journalism

Singapore Senior Minister LEE KUAN YEW amoung other things boasted, in May 1996 during the parliamentary debate over the issue of purchases at huge discounts by him and members of his family and relatives of expensive properties from a public listed company, HOTEL PROPERTY LTD (HPL which owes a duty to its members to secure maximum benefits for their shares), that Singapore journalists are better paid than those outside Singapore. What the Senior Minister LEE KUAN YEW did not say during the debate is that Singapore journalists are obliged or required to provide extra valuable service which is absolutely essential for the function and maintenance of the PAP's brand of 'democracy'.

Beware if you have to talk to journalists from Singapore!!!

The following is a list of Singapore journalists who swarmed likedů (whatever your imagination fancies) to file numerous Affidavits in support of 13 defamation suits filed by Singapore People's Action Party (PAP) against an opposition politician in Singapore ;-

Straits Times

1. Koh Buck Song's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

2. Chua Lee Hoong's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

3. Chua Mui Hoong's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

4. Ahmad Osman's 1st Affidavit filed on 27th January 1997.

5. Ahmad Osman's 2nd Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

6. Ahmad Osman's 3rd Affidavit filed on 30th April 1997.

7. Walter Fernandez's 1st Affidavit filed on 27th January 1997.

8. Walter Fernandez's 2nd Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

9. Walter Fernandez's 3rd Affidavit filed on 30th April 1997.

10. Goh Kai Kok Sunny's 1st Affidavit filed on 2nd May 1997.

11. Brendan Pereira's 1st Affidavit filed on 2nd May 1997.

12. Chang Ai-Lien's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

13. Eliza Teoh's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

14. Eliza Teoh's 2nd Affidavit filed on 30th April 1997.

15. Jason Leow's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

16. Jason Leow's 2nd Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

17. Leong Ching Ching's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

18. Leong Ching Ching's 2nd Affidavit filed on 30th April 1997.

19. Ng Sock Hiang, Serene Marie, Low Sock Eng Jeannie and Simon Tan Thoo Seng's Joint Affidavit filed on 30th April 1997.

20. Pang Gek Choo's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

21. Ravi Veloo's 1st affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

22. Surinder Singh's 1st Affidavit sworn on 30th April 1997.

The New Paper

23. Irene Ng's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Berita Harian

24. Noor'aini binte Hamzah's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Lianhe Zaobao

25. Cheong Song Hing's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

26. Chuan Thiam Seng's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

27. Lim Yin Ming's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

28. Ong Kwee Nam's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

29. Soh Ping Ling's 1st Affidavit

30. Tan Kim Pek's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

31. Toh Yim Seong's 1st Affidavit filed on 27th January 1997.

32. Toh Yim Seong's 2nd Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Singapore Broadcasting Authority

33. Achmad bin Samsuddin's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

34. Anwar bin Hashim's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

35. Ariffin bin Shariff's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

36. Fazilah bte Maksom's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

37. Lulu Widayawati's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

38. Lulu Widayawati's 2nd Affidavit filed on 2nd May 1997.

39. Soundarya Sukumar Iyer's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

40. Sohaimi bin Abdul Shukur's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Internet

41. Ho Yuen's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

42. Paul Jansen's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

43. Tan Chye Juan's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

44. Thomas Margaret's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Television Corporation of Singapore

45. Joseph Yew's 1st Affidavit filed on 29th April 1997.

Singapore Press Holding Ltd, GM of Chinese Papers Division

46. Chew Keng Jueay's 1st Affidavit filed on 28th April 1997.