Govt ‘does not intend nor expect’ restructuring to affect relationship between MCI and SPH newsrooms: Iswaran
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SINGAPORE – The relationship between the Government and newsrooms should not be affected even as Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) restructures its media business into a model that can receive state funding, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran.
In a ministerial statement on Monday (May 10), he said the Government “does not intend nor expect” the transfer of SPH Media to a company limited by guarantee (CLG) to affect the relationship between his ministry and the SPH newsrooms.
“The Government is mindful that our local news media must remain credible institutions that are trusted by Singaporeans, and that it remains the responsibility of the editors and journalists in SPH Media to report news and diverse opinions objectively, and from a Singaporean point of view,” he told Parliament.