Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Standard or Singapore News

Jurong MP Desmond Lee falls, fractures arm at bike event
He had stopped to check phone and was trailing behind group when the accident happened, Shin Min Daily reported.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012

Desmond Lee, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jurong GRC Group Representation Constituency (GRC), has fractured his left arm after falling off a bicycle during the Bond & Bike overnight cycling event held on July 14 and 15.

In a Shin Min Daily report published on July 17, Mr Lee was said to have been taking part in the awareness event organised by the People's Association Youth Movement and the Singapore Association for the Deaf.

According to the paper, MP Desmond Lee had already begun cycling from East Coast Park and was in the vicinity of Kallang when the incident occurred.

He told the paper that he had stopped to check his phone and was trailing about 20 metres behind the group of 150 cyclists.

Mr Lee fell when he was making a turn and could not lift his bicycle when he got back up on his feet. The roller chain on his bicycle also broke in the fall.

As he could no longer continue cycling, he decided to take a taxi back to East Coast, where his car was parked.

There, he called his wife for help.

Despite his wounds, Mr Lee did not think his injuries were serious, he told the Chinese daily.

It was only when the pain did not subside the next morning that he realised something was amiss.

A doctor told him that his left arm had been fractured, Shin Min reported.

The MP also suffered from injuries and abrasions to his knee and arm.

I can’t believe that they actually classified this as news. But again it’s Shin Min anyway.

I also think no one really care that Desmond broke his arm while cycling.

Since it is written I will be “Bo-Liao” and go in depth about what this story said.

Firstly we know that Desmond is not a very good cyclist, as he was trailing behind the group by 20 meters. In fact he is the last rider of the group.

 I am actually quite surprise that there weren’t any bootlickers beside him during the ride to help him when he was in trouble.

 If it is true then the cycling event was not very well organise as I think there should be a safety rider at the end to help if there is an accident.

 Another question is what happened to his bike when he gave up riding and took a cab to East Coast from Kallang? Unless his bike is a foldable one or the taxi was a London or Space Wagon Cab, you simply cannot fit a normal adult size bike into a regular sedan taxi.

 Lots of un-answer questions.

On a serious note, I am quite shock that our quality of media had fallen into this level.

There report unimportant events and don’t report important events just because it is not pro-government.

Also if you want to be a tabloid then be the best, go dig deeper into the details and not give us half F report.

No wonder our newspaper is rank 135th by Reporters without Borders in 2011-12. Gosh we are even behind Nigeria and Ethopia!