Singapore Press Holdings

SCMP Group gets new chief executive

SCMP Group yesterday announced the appointment of Robin Hu as chief executive officer of the group, effective from June 25.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Crackdown after PLA sentry shot dead in Chongqing

A PLA sentry has been shot dead outside a garrison in central Chongqing by unidentified attackers who also stole his sub-machine gun, Xinhua reported.

The rare assault on the People's Liberation Army sparked off a massive anti-terrorism campaign across the sprawling municipality and put its leaders on high alert.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tom sells stake in outdoor media unit for $202m

Tom Group yesterday sold a 35 per cent stake in its outdoor media unit to Singapore Press Holdings for $202.8 million, but it refused to comment whether the deal was to prepare for the purchase of a leading web portal in the mainland.

Tom chief executive Tommei Tong Mei-kuen said the Li Ka-shing-controlled group would retain 65 per cent of Tom Outdoor Media Group.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Challenger edges into newspaper market

The city-state's crowded news-stands will carry a new offering from today with the launch of a Malaysian-backed weekly newspaper aimed at the business market.

Backed by former banker Tong Kooi Ong, The Edge Singapore plans to replicate the model of its sister title, The Edge Malaysia, which has been covering business issues in Malaysia since 1994.

4 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Sect hits Singapore media over coverage, advertising 'ban'

Singapore's Falun Buddha Society hit out at local media yesterday, complaining that slanted and incomplete coverage was undermining the group's image.

Society chairman Tian Moon Toon also claimed requests to buy advertising space in leading local papers to try to explain its point of view had been turned down.

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Media monopoly may end

The Government is considering ending its state-run television monopoly as part of Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's push to turn the island-state into a slightly more liberal 'Renaissance city'.

It is also expected to soon declare an end to Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) stranglehold on national newspapers.

11 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Newspaper war looms

After years of monopoly, the city-state is gearing up for its first full-blooded newspaper war.

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has announced plans to launch two new publications in a move to foil an attempt by Swedish media group Modern Times to end its stranglehold.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Tide of modernity floods censors

Singapore plans to review some of its strict censorship laws in light of changing values and the recent onslaught of hi-tech electronic media.

Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) newspaper monopoly may also be broken up with the launch of a new independent daily tabloid.

23 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Singapore gleeful at SAR's discomfort

Another bull's-eye for property tycoon Li Ka-shing in spreading gloom about Hong Kong's worsening investment climate. His words fell like manna on the ears of pundits in Singapore, the SAR's fiercest competitor.

1 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Singapore's press giant shares the good news

An interesting piece of news out of Singapore is that Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has given up trying to find a use for its hoard of cash and is paying the money back to shareholders.

11 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Singapore acts on newspaper shares

ORDINARY shareholders of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), publisher of all but one of Singapore's daily newspapers, have been told by the Finance Ministry to reduce their stakes in the company to three per cent over the next two years. The move will see 40 million SPH shares change hands.

19 Sep 1993 - 12:00am