Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CHIJ takes on the Singapore Press Holdings

On Sunday, I blogged about a CHIJ student who was angry with the Sunday Times because of a story it did on CHIJ students. Now, all eleven convent schools in Singapore are threatening to take legal action against Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) for its damaging article. From TODAYonline:
Today has learnt that a lawyer's letter has been sent to the media company on Monday, demanding an apology and costs and damages to be paid for a "defamatory" article that was published in last week's Sunday Times, which described convent girls as being "easy" with members of the opposite sex...

The story upset many alumni and parents and the board members were believed to have received more than 50 phone calls and email messages of complaint between them.

Yesterday, The Straits Times letters pages published a letter written by Donne Marie Aeria — the board's chairperson — rebutting the story.

Ms Aeria called the article "an ill-conceived idea and done in bad taste".

"Was there a need to tarnish the image of thousands of students, past, present and future, including girls as young as six years old in Primary 1, with an image that they are 'allegedly easy when it comes to the opposite sex'?" Ms Aeria wrote.

"It has caused much distress, pain and embarrassment to ladies of all ages, that hail from our CHIJ schools."
CHIJ got balls (erm, guts) to take on SPH. I say, go for it mate! Sue the bloody paper. This should be a lesson for the punks in the Straits/Sunday Times. If they want to tell everyone that IJ students are easy with the opposite sex, they should do a serious article (interviewing students, teachers and those who made the allegations) instead of a piece done in tongue-in-cheek. It ain't funny anymore when you start offending schools, students and parents.

Previously: CHIJ student angry with Straits Times

20 comments:

JackFrost said...

We need more documented proof(photos, video clips, etc) of such sexual activities in CHIJ. Heh. As for taking legal action against SPH... Haven't people learnt from Durai's mistake..?

Honky Tong said...

TT Durai is a stupid ass, taking on ST when he has done so many bad things back in NKF.

I think in this situation, it is different. It is obvious that ST is defaming the "good" name of CHIJ.

xXx said...

yah video clips, photos pls.... kekeke.

Myra Leong said...

I was an IJ gal and I'm never easy with members of the opposite sex!

Anonymous said...

think.. why do convent girls have a bad reputation in the 1st place?

Mr Big said...

I love convent girls.

;o)

R a T z said...

I HATE STRAITS TIMES!!!

Yandao Ban said...

I'll pay to watch Convent Girls vs Straits Times in the ring.

Shy said...

Yup, Durai's mistake was that he is indeed a stupid man.

Lord Kimbo said...

>think.. why do convent girls have a bad reputation in the 1st place?

Hmmmmm...I wonder why.

Let me think.

I got it.

Is it becuz they are easy?

LOL

BTW Myra Leong, you convent girl?

r'chelle said...

Myra: You IJ gal too? Which one? Which year? Me too.

Bengster said...

I like CHIJ girls. Go IJ! Go!

Chanel said...

XXX honestly i dun noe why u find it sooo funny "proof"??? it's already not fair that they tranish all Ij girls with a stroke from a single brush ok. we have 150 years of magnificent history, a legacy we are all proud to live up to. Just because of a couple of rotten apples, every single Ij girl's reputaation has to go down the drain. and mind u we are talking bout 16 000 Ij girls Island wide. How about all those who left? Did u noe that Elizabeth Choi was an Ij girl. how would she like to be named easy with the opposite sex?

Myra Leong said...

r'chelle: Shhhh... don't want everyone to know.

Honky Tong said...

Who is Elizabeth Choi?

Chanel said...

Honky Tong dun u read the papers? she was on cover, the war heroine

do re me fa so said...

Ij girls aren't easy for the opposite sex man.
I'm an IJ girl and I am so not.
I veraciously hope that straits times would be sued by our board of management.
PUBLIC APOLOGY.
Nono..how about the person who wrote it be kicked in the groin by every single ij girl plus alumni?
That'll be intresting.

I'll be waiting.

Honky Tong said...

channel: Oh that lady.

Anonymous said...

IJ! IJ! OI OI OI!

val said...

-stares. you happen to have blogged about my friend's post on your blog,
and ST's insinuations were distasteful & upseting.

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