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SPH journalists so free meh?

In Uncategorized on 29/10/2017 at 10:31 am

The anti-PAP TRE cybernuts were crying for the SPH journalists and other staff that were retrenched, calling mgt “heartless”. Funny they forgot these people were enablers of the sytem they so hated. But then that’s why they are TRE cybernuts: brainless morons.

No need to cry for SPH journalists. They so free that got time to write novels (during working hours one assumes)

Two journalists have made the shortlist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize 2017, Singapore’s richest literary prize.

Straits Times arts correspondent Akshita Nanda and assistant news editor at The New Paper Andre Yeo will be vying for the third edition of the $25,000 prize, Singapore’s only one for unpublished English-language novels.

They will be up against office executive Sebastian Sim, who is on the shortlist for a second time, and writer Judith Huang.

ST

The PAP administration will not be amused with these journalists because Epigram is quai lan being the publisher of two books that the PAP administration hates:

The National Arts Council (NAC) has withdrawn a publishing grant for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye on the eve of its Singapore launch because of “sensitive content”.

The council declined to elaborate on the reasons behind the decision to revoke the S$8,000 grant.

Charlie and Edmund …

 

And

The National Arts Council (NAC) withdrew a grant from Singaporean author Jeremy Tiang because the content of his book changed from his original proposal, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu.

In a written response to Parliament on Tuesday, Ms Fu said that in Tiang’s case, “the project did not meet the funding requirements mutually agreed upon as the content in the book deviated from the original proposal”.

ST

Jeremy Tiang’s “State of Emergency,” is about a family caught up in the Communist insurgency in Malaya after World War II, and S’pore’s often brutal crackdown on suspected leftists during the Cold War.

Worse from the perspective of the authorities, Epigram is laughing all the way to the bank. Charlie Chan has old more than 14.000 copies here (Projected sales was max of 1000 copies a year). And it’s selling well overseas.

Whatever the publisher Edmund Wee is an RI boy. Makes up for fact that Tan Jee Say, Tan Jee Say and Kee Chui Chan are also from RI.

 

  1. Hahaha … linking on from ur post “Atas website closing” … it seems SPH staffs’ definition of hard work is 1 hour of actual work & 7 hours of hobby time … and being paid $15K a month plus bonuses. Hohoho!

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