Yawning Bread on how alternative media has trumped the mainstream
A funny thing happened on Tuesday 18 December 2012. Three mainstream media reporters called me asking the same thing: Do I know anything about construction workers going on strike in Yishun? They said that Andrew Loh had a story on Yahoo! and Publichouse about such a strike and they needed urgently to confirm the veracity of it. “Is the story true? Where is the worksite? I rang Andrew to congratulate him on the scoop and to tell him about the calls I received. In return, he told me how he got it. The workers had been unhappy for some time and had approached both the Ministry of Manpower and a local non-government organisation for help. I’m not sure that the NGO wants to be named, so I won’t. As is so often the case, the ministry officials were seen by the workers as unhelpful, and the workers felt they had to escalate the matter if they’re going to get any solution at all....