Humour me, ST...

Straits Times' US bureau chief Jeremy Au Yong's Jay Talking column.
Straits Times' US bureau chief Jeremy Au Yong's Jay Talking column. PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES

MS AMY LOH

One after another, columns like Colin Goh's and Jeremy Au Yong's (Jay Talking) have been terminated. They are about the only ones that bring chuckles in your supposedly less "serious" pages, the only ones anywhere near the quality of the Financial Times's Lucy Kellaway columns. OK, journalists, editors and serious columnists are human, like us pleb readers. But enough is enough of the private joys, tears and deep and meaningful sharing...We need some humour in The Straits Times and Singaporeans need to laugh at ourselves.

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We can't agree more about the importance of humour in the paper, or anywhere else. If Jeremy could, he would have kept tickling us with his infectiously droll wit. But he already has a substantially time-consuming day (and night) job monitoring affairs in the United States for the paper as our US Bureau Chief. Rest assured, we are actively hunting for a fresh humorist. In meantime, please bear with us.

Read Jeremy Au Yong's last  Jay Talking column here: Look on the light side