Singapore Today Editor-In-Chief Resigns - Sources
SINGAPORE -(Dow Jones)- Today newspaper chief executive and editor-in-chief Mano Sabnani has resigned and will leave the newspaper in the next month, people familar with the situation said Tuesday.
State broadcaster MediaCorp., which is the majority owner of the daily freesheet, wouldn't confirm Sabnani's resignation.
"When there are major changes in our management line-up, we will issue a media statement accordingly," a MediaCorp spokeswoman said in an email.
Sabnani referred questions to MediaCorp's corporate communications department.
Launched in November 2000, Today has built a daily readership of 550,000 with independent commentary that has occasionally tested the limits of the Singapore government's tolerance for media criticism.
In July the paper dropped one of its columnists, popular local blogger Mr Brown, after the government stridently attacked an article he wrote that poked fun at a spate of price increases in the wake of May's general elections.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. (T39.SG), which publishes the city-state's biggest circulation English daily The Straits Times, owns 40% of the MediaCorp unit that publishes Today.
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1 Nov 2006
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