Claiming credit for the name change? States Times Review isn’t the ONLY one that did the coverage of the Syonan name for the Former Ford Factory exhibition. There are also many unhappy voices in mainstream media and letters sent to the Minister hence he changed the name!
- http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/syonan-gallery-renamed-minister-yaacob-ibrahim-apologises-for-pain-that-name-causedSINGAPORE – The name of the revamped World War II gallery space at the Former Ford Factory has been changed to Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies.
The National Archives of Singapore showcase had been named Syonan Gallery: War and Its Legacies, sparking a public outcry over the use of the word “Syonan”.
In a statement on Friday (Feb 17), Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said he had read comments made on the issue over the past two days and received many letters from Singaporeans of all races.