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SPH's Chinese Media Group makes key appointments

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SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) on Friday announced several key appointments in the Chinese Media Group (CMG).

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) on Friday announced several key appointments in the Chinese Media Group (CMG).

It has appointed Lee Huay Leng as head of the CMG. The appointment will take effect from Dec 1, 2016.

Ms Lee, currently editor of Lianhe Wanbao and senior vice-president of Lianhe Zaobao, will oversee the commercial and operational aspects of CMG, which publishes three Chinese newspapers in print and digital format - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; four student weeklies, ZBBZ Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly.

Ms Lee, alongside Goh Sin Teck, editor of Lianhe Zaobao, will report to SPH's deputy CEO, Anthony Tan.

Mr Tan said: "Huay Leng has more than 20 years of experience in the newsroom. Her varied experience and deep knowledge of the news media put her in a good stead to lead CMG in navigating challenges and seizing growth opportunities ahead."

On her appointment, Ms Lee said: "I am humbled by the honour of being tasked to lead CMG in these trying times. Whilst we are clear that the path ahead is not easy, my team will forge ahead with confidence and devote our best as we journey together."

Chua Chim Kang, currently managing editor of CMG, will take over from Ms Lee as editor of Lianhe Wanbao on Dec 1, 2016. He will also be appointed managing editor (Chinese Radio) to help grow the Chinese radio station UFM100.3 alongside general manager of SPH Radio, Sim Hong Huat.

The Cultural Industry Promotion Department of CMG will be renamed Culture, Education and New Growth and will be responsible for developing businesses that include publishing, culture events and education. The unit will be helmed by Loh Woon Yen, currently deputy digital editor of CMG. She will be appointed VP, Culture, Education and New Growth, with effect from Dec 1, 2016, and will relinquish her current position.

Ang Yiting, currently the digital content editor of CMG, will assume the position of deputy digital editor, CMG, on Dec 1, 2016.

Chee Li Foong will be appointed head of Chinese, Malay and Tamil titles of SPH's integrated marketing division with effect from Oct 12, 2016. Ms Chee will concurrently be head, CMG Content Studio.