10 Aug '17, 4am

[Mothership] Media headlines the day after S’pore became independent 52 years ago show how times change https://t.co/Bg9RESXw5D

[Mothership] Media headlines the day after S’pore became independent 52 years ago show how times change https://t.co/Bg9RESXw5D

We celebrated National Day yesterday (Aug. 9), and the mainstream media’s headlines today (Aug. 10) are filled with coverage of the the parade and festivities all around Singapore. But things were different the day after National Day 52 years ago in 1965, and the headlines on August 10, 1965, are miles away from the present day coverage. We begin with then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s broadcast on TV Singapore on August 9, 1965, which everyone is familiar with to set the mood of the time: The next day, these were the headlines that greeted Singaporeans. They were decidedly more sombre and less festive than what we have today: Via NewspaperSG. The Straits Times’ headline was short and simple: ‘Singapore is out’. The headline was also accompanied by a picture of Malaysian Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman with his head bowed, saying it was his idea for Singapore to leave t...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/08/media-headlines-the-day-afte...

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