Former Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has agreed to become the new chairman of the board of Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) not-for-profit media entity.
In a statement, the incoming Chairman of the CLG reflected on how heavy a responsibility this is, sharing that he accepted it with "some anxiety" as he has no digital media experience.
Khaw: "It is a heavy responsibility"
However, he said that he will see how they can adapt relevant experiences from successful transformation elsewhere.
Khaw also said he had come out of his retirement, which he described as being "blissfully content" as he could not allow a Singapore institution to go into decline.
Here is his full statement.
“It is a heavy responsibility. I accept it with some anxiety as I have no digital media experience. I will see how we can adapt relevant experiences from successful transformation elsewhere.
I agree with Minister Iswaran on the local media’s critical role and will do my best to ensure we succeed in this national project.
This assignment will disrupt my retirement! In the last one year, I have been blissfully content. But I cannot allow a Singapore institution to go into decline.
I will see how I can help unleash the talent and the passion in our newsrooms. We will re-focus on our primary mission of providing quality journalism to help build this young nation.”
Top photo via Joshua Lee and Khaw Boon Wan/FB