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More boycotting packages

Facebook group has drawn more than 25,000 members. -ST

Sat, May 29, 2010
The Straits Times

By Shuli Sudderuddin

HERE'S the score. Going by the figures on two Facebook groups, the number of people boycotting World Cup packages from the two telcos here has gone up.

One group, called Mass Boycott StarHub/SingTel Overpriced World Cup Package,has more than 25,000 members, up from more than 12,000 on May 14.

Said Mr John Chua who created the group: 'Looking at the prices, why did other countries, which also negotiated with Fifa, end up with free World Cup packages, such as England, Australia and Indonesia? Or charge much cheaper - like India at $7 or Japan at $10?' noted Mr Chua who did not want to reveal more about himself.

 


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