t Double Yellow's Musings: Bad News in SG ==> Bad News Elsewhere
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Bad News in SG ==> Bad News Elsewhere

When bad things happen in other countries, our on-the-ball gahmen will never allow it to enter Singapore. Racial riots, military coups, street protests…..you name it, such things are so taboo that they will never come anywhere near our shores to corrupt the naive minds of Singaporeans. But when awful things happen in Singapore (which I’m sure you all know, is very very very rare!), you can be rest assured that such events are exported to other countries.

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.

2 Comments:

Blogger lancerlord said...

That article was shown on the frontpage partly because of political reasons(i guess) but also mainly because of the strong G2G ties betw the 2 countries.

1:42 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha! i understand fm some of my malaysian kaakis that the media there too show their solidarity with us by prominently highlighting the bad things that happen here :) One good deed begets another...:p

4:19 AM  

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