Netizens Bash Straits Times for Milking NUS Accident Victim’s Death to Sell Premium Subscriptions


Netizens are furious that the Straits Times is banking on the popularity of a dead girl to sell premium subscriptions.

This, after articles of accident victim Jasmine Lim, the NUS undergrad who died recently in a car crash, were marked as “premium” and only availed to those who subscribe to the ST Premium.

ST touts ST Premium as “some of our best content”, and a subscription costs between S$178.80 and S$358.80 a year.

An already unpopular service among netizens, ST has received further flak for its “insensitive” Premium articles featuring Lim.

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Singapore Press Holdings, which publishes ST, suffered a 25 percent drop in net profit for the second quarter of its latest fiscal year.

The firm announced that net profit as of 28 Feb stood at S$40.2 million – down from S$53.5 million in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, SPH’s revenue from advertisements and circulation dropped 9.3 percent and 7.5 percent respectively.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    April 25, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Not pm caliber.
    Only tharman.
    If he don’t take it..then he should not be a nation leader!!!!

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