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Update #8 ·

South China Morning Post - Danny Lee - IRRESPONSIBLE Report.

IRRESPONSIBLE reporting on Singapore Airlines by Danny Lee of South China Morning Post - we did not issue any threat to SQ and certainly Singapore was not in the list for 10 Aug protest. This is not a win - pls don't brag or boast - Main stream journalists - PLEASE learn to be responsible with your reporting - congratulate Singapore Airlines - this will encourage others to follow. There can be no winner nor loser - be gracious that Singapore Air is on side!  Please encourage Danny Lee - - [email protected] to make a correction.

Thank you

From: AW [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, 30 June 2014 1:37 AM

To: '[email protected]'

Cc: '[email protected]'; 'Alex Hofford ([email protected])'; '[email protected]'; [email protected]; [email protected]; Alexandra Rose

Subject: IRRESPONSIBLE reporting on Singapore Airlines

Importance: High

Dear Danny

Your report dated 29 June is inaccurate and irresponsible -

1.      We did not issue a threat to Singapore Airlines

2.      Yes, we plan a silent protest but Singapore Airport was never in the list.

3.      Ocean Geographic started the petition at CAUSE last year – there are only 46086 signatures – NOT 50,000.

4.      I wrote to Singapore Airlines 4 times plus personally delivered the petitions – they responded each instance that they will consider –we did not threatened.

5.      To be successful in our cause, we need to work with enterprises like Singapore Airlines – not threatened or work against them.

Lastly – this should not be seen as a victory – as a responsible journalist, you should congratulate Singapore Airlines and encourage other airlines to follow.

Please rectify the accuracies of your post. Thank you.

Michael AW


Ocean Geographic Society

*please see mail from Singapore Air below.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Friday, 27 June 2014 5:15 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Shark fin

Dear Dr Aw,

Please allow me to introduce myself; I head up Public Affairs here at Singapore Airlines. I understand you have written to us in the past about the carriage of shark fin on our flights.

I am following up today to let you know that SIA Cargo has been carrying out a thorough review, taking into account the increasing concerns around the world related to shark finning. With effect from 1 August it will no longer accept the carriage of shark fin.

On behalf of Singapore Airlines, I wish to thank you for your longstanding support.

Kind regards,



Nicholas Ionides

Vice President Public Affairs


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