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  1. Mengster

    NSFW: What happened to Cheryl Tay

    Hi People, not sure if anyone remembers a motoring journo chick by the name of Cheryl Tay? was motoring/fitness buff type writer that seemed pretty hyped for a while then suddenly just dropped off the radar for some reason. Any clue?
  2. Urban legend or dream come true? Former journalist and bank employee training to be doctors https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/former-journalist-and-bank-employee-training-be-doctors Ex-VP of bank and former journalist among this year's intake of future clinicians at Duke-NUS Medical School. One worked in a bank. Another was a former journalist. And now, they are studying to be doctors. They are two of the 81 students in this year's intake of future clinicians at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore's only graduate medical school. Mr Lim Chun Chai, 39, a father of two, was a vice-president at OCBC Bank for nine years. He was responsible for processing and documenting corporate loans. Ms Hoe Pei Shan, 31, is a former journalist at The New Paper, The Straits Times and The Business Times. If they complete their four-year graduate programme, they will be awarded a medical degree in 2023. Before enrolling at Duke-NUS, both Mr Lim and Ms Hoe took the Medical College Admission Test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  3. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/ex-straits-times-journalist-jailed-1-5-years-for-sex-with-minor-095711497.html Former Straits Times journalist Eisen Teo was on Monday sentenced to one and a half years in jail for two charges of having sex and oral sex with an underage girl. In one charge, the 29-year-old former Singapore Press Holdings scholar, who is married, had oral sex with the girl, who was then 15 years old, in a male toilet cubicle at Fort Canning Park. This took place in the early months of 2012, according to court documents. In another, he had sex with her in a study room in his flat at Serangoon Avenue 1 in June 2012 while his wife was baking in the kitchen. A third charge of him having oral sex with her between November and December 2011, in a house off Upper Paya Lebar Road, was taken into consideration for his sentencing. Teo joined the newspaper in 2009, and worked with the Schools team, which produced two weekly magazines for primary and secondary school students. He was a mentor for student journalists at the IN Crowd media club, which the girl, now 17, was a part of when he first met her in 2011. According to the Statement of Facts, presented in court by Deputy Public Prosecutor Amanda Chong, Teo first took special interest in the girl when he learned from reading her blog that she was clinically depressed, suffering from insomnia and was being bullied in school. After maintaining close contact with her through email, WhatsApp and Facebook messages, they became a couple in the last quarter of that year. She was 14 at the time. Teo did not tell the girl he was married until early 2012, though, and would only say that he had a girlfriend, adding that they were not in a committed relationship. He and his wife tied the knot in October 2010. When he finally admitted that he was married, Teo lied once again, telling the girl that he and his wife had an open relationship that allowed them both to have other sexual partners, and that they had gotten married in order to purchase an HDB flat. Teos offences came to light when the girl attempted suicide in a toilet cubicle two days after they had sex in his flat. She was found in a toilet cubicle with her arms slashed and she had overdosed on Panadol. It was when she was recuperating in hospital that her older sister and father discovered that Teo and her had exchanged messages with sexual content on Facebook and WhatsApp. The girls father then attempted to contact Teo without success, and sent a lawyers letter to him to warn him against contacting her. A few months later, the girl confided in her sister about having sex with Teo, and she filed a police report in December that year. Teo will begin his sentence on 24 June. He could have been jailed up to 10 years for each for the underage sex charges.
  4. http://www.tremeritus.com/2014/03/31/st-journalist-explains-irksome-behaviour-of-prcs/ ST journalist explains irksome behaviour of PRCs March 31st, 2014 | Author: Editorial A relative of a passenger on Flight MH370 shouting at journalists in Beijing last week (Photo REUTERS). Kor Kian Beng, the ST China Bureau Chief In Beijing, wrote a ST article today (‘MH370: When grief turns into anger’, 31 Mar). He wrote to explain that the unique psyche of PRCs may help to explain the quarrelsome behavior of relatives of PRCs who were on Flight MH370. Flight MH370 went missing on 8 March and it has yet to be found. Mr Kor wrote, “For about 400 grief-stricken relatives of the 153 Chinese passengers on board missing Flight MH370, their behaviour has run the gamut from going on a hunger strike, and gatecrashing an official press briefing in Kuala Lumpur, to protesting in front of the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing and hurling insults at Malaysian government and airline officials at meetings.” “They were protesting against the pace and course of investigations and demanding to know why the Malaysia Airlines plane never made it to its intended destination, Beijing, and how it could have remained missing since March 8.” Mr Kor specifically noted that media reports of PRCs’ behaviour contrasted sharply with that of families of other nationalities, who also have relatives on the plane. Even Acting Transport Minister of Malaysia, Hishammuddin Hussein, said, “The Chinese families must also understand that Malaysia also lost loved ones and many other nations also lost loved ones.” “I have seen images (of relatives) from Australia: very rational, understanding this is a global effort, not blaming Malaysia, because it is coordinating something unprecedented.” Mr Kor, being based in China, tried to examine the factors behind PRC behaviour and whether most people, if in the same plight and living in the Chinese society, would have responded the same way. He said, “After living here for two years, I have come to realise just how much the Chinese people suspect their government and officials of covering up scandals or hiding the truth. Just take a look at the Chinese cyberspace, where netizens often poke holes at official pronouncements and slam government policies.” “This helps explain why many relatives, until now, still believe that the Malaysian government is not coming clean on the missing plane.” Mr Kor said that many PRCs also believe in taking things into their own hands. They also believe that in the law of the jungle, only the fittest, as well as the loudest, wins. He recounted, “I was once standing in line at an airport check-in counter when a group of men rudely cut in. When I told them off, they started heckling me and calling me blind.” “Perhaps this is why the relatives who are in Beijing have been extremely vocal in their anger and demands as shown during meetings with Malaysian officials and the embassy protest last Tuesday.” Mr Kor quoted Prof Hu Xingdou, who said, “China is not a law-based society but one ruled and determined largely by the elite few. So the people know that they have to kick up a fuss, fight, and struggle to get their way.” The society’s focus on making money and becoming rich over the past 30 years has also diluted social values such as character-building at home or in school, leading many to act in less restrained or ungentlemanly ways, Prof Hu added. Other factors may include a sense of superiority, boosted by China’s rise as a future superpower, Mr Kor said. “Ultimately, the most powerful force driving the Chinese relatives’ behaviour has to be their fear of losing their loved ones, forever. Emotions running high – grief, anguish, anger, fear – cannot be assuaged easily,” Mr Kor said. Mr Kor concluded, “Would I have acted the way they did? Probably not. But then, I’m not in their shoes.”
  5. Spot On...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sg_Review/message/7645 Mellanie Hewlitt 2 Nov 2011 Sg_Review What Our Poor SPH Journalist Can & Cannot Do This morning the Straits Times, the official propaganda press for the PAP, released a headliner stating that "55% of Singaporeans say the President should be paid less than the PM". This follows another insightful headliner from "Today", another PAP controlled SPH tabloid, stating that "Singaporeans are confused about President's roles". As is usual with the Straits Times and its stable of SPH print companies, there is more revealed in what the statement does not say (and strives to omit or hide) than the little morsel of obscure statistical fact it tries to serve up and pass on as the truth. But before we dwell further into the statement we must also acknowledge that it is not easy being a "journalist" working in Singapore's propaganda press. You can deduce this from the convoluted manner in which the headline is made. Our dedicated and ever obedient SPH journalist cannot go outright to state that over 90% of all Singaporeans feel that the PAP Ministers salaries are obscene and ridiculously high. To acknowledge such a truth in its face and publish this fact would be akin to committing career suicide in the PAP controlled SPH world. And by the same token, our poor SPH journalist also cannot go on to state that over 90% of all Singaporeans think that the President is grossly over-paid, like his ministerial counter-parts. Our poor SPH journalist cannot admit the factual truth that this is in fact a purely ceremonial office that is used to endorse the sleight of hand of the PAP Ministers. Neither can the SPH Journalist go on to talk about the related issue of the long overdue findings on the supposedly independent review committee that was supposedly set-up to er "review" ministerial salaries. This is a public embarrassment and a faux pas that the ruling party is still struggling to extricate itself from, and it is one of those skeletons they want to quickly bury and forget and "move on". Our poor SPH journalist also has to somehow avoid mention and direct comparisons with the salaries of equivalent leaders in the civilized democracies who some how are mysteriously able to honestly carry out their duties and functions as public servants, without graft and corruption. Our SPH journalist cannot for instance say that just because President Obama is drawing less than 20% of the annual package of our PAP Ministers, that Mr Obama and his administration are a corrupt lot receiving under the table money. Similarly our poor SPH journalist also cannot reveal the fact that the only "political leaders" drawing similar salary levels with those of our PAP ministers and president all just happen to be political dictators and war-lords that hail from lawless war-torn strive ridden third-world countries. What a strange conincidence!!! Somehow, no matter how impossible, our poor SPH journalist has to do the impossible, and to make such obscene ridiculous salary levels seem reasonable and justifiable. How then does one hide or at least ignore the huge 6 ton white elephant that squats squarely in the middle of the sitting room? It is no easy task and I must commend SPH in its continuing efforts to window dress and add credibility to these numbers. When you look at all of the above you can see that there really is a helluv a lot that our poor tongue tied SPH journalist cannot say or print. Since he has by default eliminated all intelligent meaningful content from a discussion, his articles will be adorned with shallow rhetorical dribble lacking any real intellectual content. Once again this is not the fault of the poor SPH journalist as he is constrained by circumstances and the environment, NOT TO CALL A SPADE A SPADE, and to dutifully issue glowing endorsements of his nude emperor's new clothes. He is forced to be a shallow creature without any journalistic integrity. SPH and his employers have surgically removed his spine and backbone and replaced this with a double forked tongue. Which now leads us back to this rather amusing headliner that he can safely state in a politically controlled environment: "55% of Singaporeans say the President should be paid less than the PM". Oh yes and that other gem, "Singaporeans are confused about President's roles"
  6. If you think just b/c you write for a car magazine, you are a real auto journalist - WRONG - Sorry - no one in Singapore makes the cut for putting out real opinions on cars that are of any real use to the general reading population. And since we are on the topic of "Dismal Automotive Writing Skills" - Please stop writing articles that basically rehash the spec sheets or the brochure copy ( WE CAN READ THE BROCHURE THANK YOU.) - and if you got nothing negative to say - don't write. No car is perfect - or near it. No point bitching about a car privately to your friends and then writing only nice things in a commercial article - USELESS. All of you. If you need guidance on how to write - Get some balls and read the typical article below. BMW X1 sDrive20d SE Jeremy Clarkson I like the BMW 135i very much. It has no styling and no big USP. It
  7. SINGAPORE : An Australian journalist has been charged with drug trafficking and possession in Singapore. 41-year-old Australian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Peter Lloyd was arrested on Wednesday. Investigators believe Lloyd may have supplied drugs to a Singaporean who was arrested separately. Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officers seized from him a packet of designer drug 'ice' or methamphetamine weighing some 0.8 grammes, one improvised smoking pipe and six syringes. Reporters and photographers staked out the Subordinate Court for hours on Friday, expecting to see Lloyd turn up in court to be charged. But that did not happen. The CNB confirmed Lloyd was actually charged on Friday afternoon at Changi General Hospital. That is because he is being treated for a serious eye infection which he contracted while on leave in Singapore from his posting in New Delhi. Bail has also been offered to him, although CNB did not say how much the bail was. Lloyd is due to appear in court again next Friday. If convicted of the charges, he faces up to 20 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane. - CNA/ms