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OB Markers: My Straits Times Story

OB Markers: My Straits Times Story

OB Markers: My Straits Times Story
Cheong Yip Seng's memoir is much more than just a "deep-background -off-
the-record" of Lee Kuan Yew's years as Singapore's no. 1 newsmaker. It is a
chronological and sensitive explationation of how the Republic's newspaper of
record was shaped by Mr Lee - and, more important, why he took it upon
himself to do so. This memoir could not come at a more appropriate time,
when Singapore's third generation leaders find themselves in headwinds
of public opinion the first Prime Minister dealt with with a firm hand.
Whether times have changed and Singapore's current leadership can no
longer deal with The Straits Times the way Mr Lee dealt with Cheong Yip
Seng and his predecessors is a question this book throws up. The answer is
a subject worthy of debate among the myriad self-appointed and untrained
citizen journalists, who really should read this book for their own much-
needed enlightenment.
It is also for anyone interested in the future of Singapore, for its accounts
of what constituted "out of bounds" up until 2006 show how such areas
could possibly be navigated now. As Cheong's memoir of The Straits Times
for more than four decades reveals, the rationale for the Singapore media
model may be hard to accept for many liberals. But this model has been
sufficiently successful to keep Singapore's newspaper of record one of the
most successful in the world.
Weight 0.81 grams
Author Cheong Yip Seng
ISBN 9789814342339
Size 152 mm x 227 mm
Extent 452pp
Hardcover / Softcover Hardcover
Illustrated or Black & White Black & White text & Illustrations
Language English
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