Bad News in SG ==> Bad News Elsewhere
Take the Nicoll highway collapse. It was one of the dreadful rare things that happened here. Take a look at today’s headlines (The Straits Times, 11 July 2005, page 1) – Malaysian flyover collapsed!! Our local media, which is renowned for highlighting bad news in other countries, will ensure that such exporting (not explicitly of course :p) of Singapore’s bad things are highlighted prominently. Let me elaborate further....
The Straits Times, 11 July 2005
Page 3 – 200 feared dead in ferry sinking, DEAD = 200 (approx)
Page 8 – 65 killed in Sichuan storms, DEAD = 65
Page 8 – Beijing sacks officials over brutal attack on village, DEAD = 6
Page 13 – Two shot dead in southern Thailand, DEAD = 2
Page 15 – Taleban behead six Afghan cops, DEAD = 6
and guess what our esteemed newspaper runs on page 1…..
Page 1 – Workers hurt as Malaysian flyover collapses, DEAD = 0
Hundreds of people could have died in an accident overseas but a flyover collapse in our beloved neighbor’s home that killed ZERO is more important.