Published November 29, 2016
An article in the Straits Times (a major Singapore newspaper) featured a recent graduate from the Department of Communication's program at the Singapore Institute of Management. Chua Siang Yee, now a reporter for the Straits Times, received the S-League (the Singapore football league) Story of the Year Award.
At an award ceremony which brought together the past and present generations of Singapore footballers, Siang Yee received the award for his story, "Pennant looking to start over in S'pore" which was published on Jan 10 in The Sunday Times. The feature highlighted Jermaine Pennant's "reflections on his chequered past, his reputation as a bad boy, and his vow to put his troubled past behind him," notes the Times.
ST sports editor Lee Yulin made the following statement about Siang Yee's win: "Jermaine Pennant was not just the biggest name to play here but also one of the most interesting. His colourful and controversial history, his legacy of unfulfilled potential, his admission of underachievement, and determination to right all that before his career is up - these were all captured masterfully by Siang Yee in his feature."