Singapore Book Club: Quak Hiang Whai – “No Comments and Don’t Quote Me!”

In January, join Author Quak Hiang Whai as we discuss “No Comments and Don’t Quote Me!”

 Mr. Quak is a veteran journalist and a former news editor of Business Times. He has worked in print and television media with news conglomerate Singapore Press Holdings, spending six years heading the Hong Kong bureau for Business Times covering the Greater China region. Hiang Whai left journalism after 17 years to join Singapore’s United Overseas Bank Group as head of group communications and investor relations divisions. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is currently a media consultant and trainer. He has consulted for both government and private organisations.

Praises for “No Comments and Don’t Quote Me!”:

“You have a book that is a handy guide that every corporate communications department and PR agency must have as a must-read for its staff.” by PN Balji, Director, Asia Journalism Fellowship.

“This is one of the rare books which provides behind-the-scenes glimpses into recent media happenings and events in Singapore. The book certainly imparts valuable knowledge on real-life media management; I would recommend it to everyone studying Public Relations.” by Dr May O. Lwin, Division Head & Associate Professor Nanyang Technological University.

“This book is long overdue as there are few really good guides about the media scene in Singapore. With more than 15 years in the media, both in Singapore and in Hong Kong, Quak knows what he is talking about.” by Conrad Raj, Editor-at-Large, TODAY Newspaper.

Date: 15 January 2010, Friday

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Earshot Cafe @ The Arts House (1 Old Parliament Lane)

ADMISSION IS FREE!

For more information or to register, emailinfo@bookcouncil.sg with your contact details.

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