The PAP has always thought that cheaperer = betterer. By cutting costs, this will allow elites to continue leeching on taxpayers.
Besides turning Singapore upside down, typos are now as common as MRT major disruptions. This also confirms a bochap attitude among grassroots leaders and management of government organisations, eg CCs. Perhaps the PAP is trying to inject some much needed humour?
With more foreigners working in government-linked companies, such as propaganda mouthpieces like AsiaOne, typos are increasingly common too. Would a Singaporean SPH editor have made this mistake?
SPH editors are still living in the past, believing that propaganda works as well in the internet age.
One hilarious example:
AsiaOne published an article by The Star which was all about improving Malaysian university rankings. In the 366-word article, Nanyang Technological University appeared only once in the last 25-word sentence: “Nanyang Technological University, Singapore tops the list this year followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.”
The Star article was all about Malaysian universities!
A reputable institution does not need any propaganda to prop up its image. If SPH still wants to continue brainwashing Singaporeans, it should do a better job. And don’t forget information is no longer totally controlled by PAP. 🙂