Mumbrella Asia, 1 Jun 2014
Legal action taken against Singapore blogger Roy Ngerng by the country’s Prime Minister is a PR disaster of the government’s own making, a prominent former ad man has said.
Calvin Soh, the former vice chairman of Publicis Asia Pacific, wrote on his Facebook blog Future Singapore that “Whoever is advising the PAP [Singapore's ruling political party] needs to get their heads out of their own crevice.”
Calvin Soh commented: “Whoever is advising the pap needs to get their heads out of their own crevice. It is a PR disaster of their own making. What if Roy raises $500,000? It’s not just the sum; crowdfunding shows you market size. What if people don’t support Roy, but want this to go to court so the issue of CPF will be brought up?”
“What if you [Singapore's government] have turned Roy into a symbol of the ordinary guy being bullied because you’ve pushed too hard?,” Soh said. Full story