Choice Picks for Media Folks – June Issue 2

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in — Issue 2 covers 3-7 June 16.

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Former senior editor at Malaysia’s New Straits Times says he quit after soul-searching over 1MDB scandal
The Straits Times, 7 June 2016, 826 words, Lee Seok Hwai, (English)
The former group editor at New Straits Times (NST), Malaysia’s leading newspaper which is controlled by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling party Umno, has openly raised questions about scandal-hit state investor 1MDB, saying that it has

Flirting with danger: Singapore teens on Tinder
Channel NewsAsia, 09:03, 7 June 2016, 1132 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: In her Tinder profile photo, “Rachel” sticks her tongue out playfully at the camera, and has a floral wreath digitally superimposed atop her long, wavy hair. Her profile says she is 18 years old.

Addicted to ‘likes’ on FB? Here’s how to quit
MyPaper, 3 June 2016, 408 words, RUAN FAN, (English)
HOW many times do you check your Moments or Facebook page in a day to see whether your latest post has got another “like” or “thumbs up”?
Although you may be embarrassed to admit how many times you do this, don’t worry – psychological

Instant books? Singapore welcomes its first book vending machines
Channel NewsAsia, 14:46, 3 June 2016, 526 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Planning to catch up on your reading? Why not head down to one of BooksActually’s new vending machines and buy a book.
The independent bookstore on Friday (Jun 3) unveiled two book vending machines at the National Museum of

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