Eight-episode Chinese talk show featuring Singapore's ministers to debut on Aug 4

(From left) Dr Lam Pin Min, Lianhe Zaobao reporter Li Yuanyi, Mr Samuel Ng, Mr Chua Chim Kang and Mr Wong Woon Hong on the first episode of Ministerial Coffee Talk.
(From left) Dr Lam Pin Min, Lianhe Zaobao reporter Li Yuanyi, Mr Samuel Ng, Mr Chua Chim Kang and Mr Wong Woon Hong on the first episode of Ministerial Coffee Talk. PHOTO: SPH/STARHUB
(From left) Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Lianhe Zaobao reporter Chen Jing,  Mr Samuel Ng, Mr Chua Chim Kang and Mr Wong Woon Hong filming an espisode of the talk show.
(From left) Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Lianhe Zaobao reporter Chen Jing, Mr Samuel Ng, Mr Chua Chim Kang and Mr Wong Woon Hong filming an espisode of the talk show. PHOTO: SPH/STARHUB

Singapore's ministers will address questions posed by newspaper readers and radio listeners on a new Chinese progamme starting Tuesday (Aug 4).

Titled Ministerial Coffee Talk, the eight-episode talk show is produced by the Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) Chinese Media Group.

UFM100.3 DJ Wong Woon Hong will host each 30-minute episode, with managing editor of the group Chua Chim Kang, Montfort Care CEO Samuel Ng and a reporter from Lianhe Zaobao also joining in the discussions.

Taking the hot seat for the series' inaugural episode is Minister of State for Health Lam Pin Min, who will speak on whether the new MediShield Life, which kicks in on Nov 1, will put people at ease.

Other ministers slated to appear on the show include Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development, and Mrs Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport.

The series will air live every Tuesday and Friday at 8.30am till Aug 28, and can be viewed online on zaobao.sg, wanbao.sg and omy.sg.

It is also available on E City (StarHub TV CH111/825) at the same time and days - with repeat telecasts at 9.30pm - as well as StarHub's Anywhere Internet TV service and Video on Demand.

Shorter snippets will be edited for radio and broadcast on UFM100.3 between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesdays, and between 8.30am and 9.30am on Fridays.

Mr Anthony Tan, Executive Vice President of SPH's Chinese Media Group, said: "Through our partnership with StarHub, we are confident of bringing the best Chinese news and current affairs content to Singaporeans anytime, anywhere via TV, print, radio and digital platforms."