Lee Wei Ling: I will no longer write for SPH as the editors there do not allow me freedom of speech

Not sure if this has anything to do with April Fools'.

Jonathan Lim| April 01, 03:00 PM

At around 1pm on April 1, also April Fools' Day, Lee Wei Ling, daughter of late-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew posted an update on her personal Facebook page stating that she would no 'longer write for SPH'.

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will no longer write for SPH as the editors there do not allow me freedom of speech. in fact, that was the reason why i posted the article on LKY would not want to be hero-worshipped

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Lee has columns regularly published in The Straits Times, a publication by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

In the update, Lee also said that editors at SPH do not allow her freedom of speech.

Here's a screenshot of the update:

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The hero-worship article in question, posted on Lee's Facebook, went viral on March 25 where Lee talked about how her late father would have cringed at the "hero worship just one year after his death."

The viral post with over 7,000 shares was not mentioned in ST, but Today carried a piece on it.

Over the last 12 years, Lee has penned about 180 articles and letters - on topics ranging from her father to public health policies and her physical pursuits - for ST.

Straits Times Press, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH, had published a book, A Hakka Woman's Singapore Stories, in September 2015, which compiled 75 of these pieces.

 

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