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Editor-in-chief of SPH to postpone retirement

Mar 12, 2005
The Business Times

CHEONG Yip Seng will postpone his retirement and extend his term as editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' English and Malay newspapers division when he turns 62 in June.

In an internal memo to SPH employees yesterday, chief executive Alan Chan said Mr Cheong will continue to 'contribute to the company's goal towards excellence in delivering quality content'.

'I am indeed grateful to Cheong for agreeing to postpone his well-deserved retirement after giving more than 41 years of sterling service to the SPH group,' he said in the memo.

Mr Cheong became deputy editor-in-chief in the late 1970s, and he helped to establish a network of news bureaus in the capital cities of South-east Asia.

In 1987 he became editor-in-chief of SPH's English and Malay newspapers.

In 1997, Mr Cheong received the Asean Award for information. Besides his duties at SPH, he is also a non-executive director of SBS Transit.