Why the ST often smells like a MIW lackey
From The Online Citizen.
“Today, our petition to China and the UN Security Council to stop the brutal crackdown on peaceful Burmese protesters is being delivered to the world in a full page ad in the Financial Times worldwide — but the ad was rejected by other newspapers like the South China Morning Post and the Singapore Straits Times. Our message is an invitation to China to do the right thing in Burma, not an attack — yet even that seemed too much for media that fear Chinese reprisals.”
Anybody seen this advertisement in non-Singapore papers like New Straits Times, Washington Post, The Australian, The Guardian etc to see which other papers did or did not publish this ad? But that is besides that interesting point. Why can’t the ST allow this advertisement if what Avaaz claimed is true? Unless Avaaz wanted free advertisement and SPH did not want to start a charity and saw adverisements as merely revenue? Maybe so, but ST could have offered a business-ethics compromise like putting the Avaaz ad in the online version of ST.