16 Jun '11, 9am

(TTR) ‘Complimentary’ copies of The New Paper being given out FREE as boycott hit sales

(TTR) ‘Complimentary’ copies of The New Paper being given out FREE as boycott hit sales

Falling sales of English tabloid The New Paper (TNP) may have caused SPH to give out ‘complimentary’ copies to cut down on the number of unsold copies daily and to ensure the PAP’s propaganda get disseminated to its intended audience. H TR reader Ding Neng spotted copies of TNP being given out to passer-bys outside Amoy Food center yesterday and took a snapshot of one of them with the word ‘complimentary ‘ being printed on its top right-hand corner: Besides the off-peak soccer season, TNP’s sales may be affected by an ongoing boycott called against it by netizens to protest against its ‘gutter journalism’. On 2 May 2011, TNP Deputy Editor Melvin Singh published a misleading article on SDP’s Dr Chee Soon Juan leading a non-existent ‘protest march’ after an election rally at Jurong East stadium when he was merely shaking hands with his supporters. (read more here ) He wrote ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/16/complimentary-cop...

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