A brief note about the Kovan murders
July 16, 2013, 12:48 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng, News Articles, Singapore

I have deliberately boycotted the mainstream media’s coverage of the Kovan murders by not sharing any of the articles on Facebook or any other online platforms because I think they have forgotten that they are not the investigators, neither are they judges. When they should have done thorough investigations before publishing their very bias reports on politicians, activists, causes or social issues, they did not. And now, when they should remain neutral while investigations are on-going, they are suddenly filled with a sense of new-found journalistic adrenalin and creativity. As a result, they have created a twisted public image of the suspect with all their unwarranted speculations backed by their so called investigations. Therefore I do not see any value in acknowledging any of their “high standards of journalism” by sharing their articles so far because to be honest, all that I have read regarding the suspect are plain tabloid trash.

As the matter is currently going through investigations and will be heard in court soon, this is considered sub judice. With this, I urge the Attorney General’s Chambers to charge all the editors and journalists from the mainstream media with contempt of court.


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[…] When they should have done thorough investigations before publishing their very bias reports on politicians, activists, causes or social issues, they did not. And now, when they should remain neutral while investigations are on-going, they are suddenly filled with a sense of new-found journalistic adrenalin and creativity. As a result, they have created a twisted public image of the suspect with all their unwarranted speculations backed by their so called investigations. As the matter is currently going through investigations and will be heard in court soon, this is considered sub judice. With this, I urge the Attorney General’s Chambers to charge all the editors and journalists from the mainstream media with contempt of court.  […]

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but what about all the yahoo (sg) website “articles” on this case ?

Comment by online media

I don’t know about Yahoo because I was too busy to read their coverage. However since Yacoob proclaimed that our mainstream media (regardless of whether they are print or online), are of high standards, then all the more they should be judged… with the highest level of scrutiny.😉

Comment by rachelabsinthe

Agreed.. Its so funny that the host in CH8 in the afternoon news even commented that not sure if the suspect has the money to engage his own lawyer despite he is made bankrupt a day after the double murder.

Comment by Cheny

Urgh. I didn’t watch CH 8 but am rather disgusted to hear that now!

Comment by rachelabsinthe

You are right in that the media and SPF (if media is quoting the spokesmen correctly) has already pass judgement even before the trial starts.

Comment by ape@kinjioleaf




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