The whole SMRT rail network broke down during evening peak hours yesterday (7/7) which affected more tan 250,000 commuters who were eager to go home hug their kids after a hard day’s work. Continue reading WORKER’S PARTY MUST ASK RELEVANT QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT- SMRT BREAKDOWN AND ANNIVERSARY OF LONDON 7/7 BOMBINGS
I really cannot tahan that attention seeking chao ah gua anymore.
The 3 day trial to determine the reputation damage that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suffered ended last week dramatically with Roy Ngerng weeping like a gu niang after intense questioning by Senior Counsel Davinger Singh. Continue reading DISGUSTING ROY NGERNG WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME.
The recent shooting incident at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where 3 shots were fired exposed the complacency of the police officers involved. The New Paper reported last Monday that one of the escort police officers had left the private holding room when the shooting occurred. The same report interviewed former police officer Joseph Tan who shared that “Two officers must be present” while holding custody of a suspect.
Even though I pity the injured police officer, I still think there was an operational lapse in the KTPH shooting incident.
The Home Team is not unfamiliar with these high profile incidents. A gold-coloured Mercedes breached Woodlands ICA checkpoint in March 2014 that escalated into an island-wide hunt for the perpetrator. The incident was also marred by a leaked security footage from the ICA control room that showed the process of the breach. That video went viral and some netizens questioned the integrity of ICA officers who were supposed to safeguard privileged information under their care. No further updates were released over the leak of the footage.
The public might remember that in January 2014, a mentally unsound Malaysian woman trespassed into MFA building after she slipped through the ICA checkpoints by tailgating other vehicles. Despite island wide warnings, police officers failed to notice her or her vehicle.
The competency of the Home Team was questioned again in September 2014 when Adam Christopher Whittington sneaked into
Singapore illegally without clearance via an unsecured Raffles Marina Pier where there were no ICA officers on duty.
Even the life-saving force SCDF got embroiled in controversy when a group of unruly specialist trainees in Civil Defence Academy were caught on tape smoking and destroyed properties that belonged to SCDF.
The only home team agency that probably deserves public praise is CNB, the nation’s anti-narcotics agency. Looking through
its public statements , the CNB could praise itself for completing 2-3 successful raids each month on average! But its success on the public front is a stark indicator of its failed anti-drug public campaign and the failure of other enforcement agencies which failed to stem the inflow of drugs and its usage within the underworld.
If these lapses happened due to low pay and long working hours that the ground officers have to go through daily, then the public should question out-of-touch home team scholars who are more eager to please their higher-up for personal glory and go through the motion of their 2-year tour without any regard for the consequences of the policies they put up. These parachutists are a bunch of protected breed with guaranteed career path who are insulated from the reality faced by the ground officers.
I wonder if elitism is the cause of Home Team’s lapses?
Come I clap for you. Some job in reality is more equal than others
Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat said in his speech during the Committee of Supply (Education) debate last Friday there is a need for the country to embark on changes to transport the education landscape which needs collective will by employers, educators, students and society. Continue reading IS EDUCATION MINISTER HENG SWEE KEAT TALKING COCK?
L-R: Lawyers M Ravi, Remy Choo Zheng xi, Peter Low
1 Singaporean and 1 Australian were arrested by the police under the sedition act for embellishing an article on The Real Singapore (TRS) that stoked “ill-will and hostility between races”, the mainstream media reported.
Those two are allegedly the owners of The Real Singapore (TRS). Continue reading RIGHTS LAWYERS SHOULD DEFEND TRS PRO-BONO
Yesterday, Channel NewsAsia ran a piece which highlighted Social & Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing’s criticisms of Dr Chee Soon Juan. Chan wrote that Dr Chee does not deserve media attention because he lacked integrity that any honourable politician should possess. Dr Chee is the secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Party. Continue reading WHAT HAT IS CHAN CHUN SING WEARING?
Dr Chee with Aung San Suu Kyi in 1998
Dr Chee Soon Juan wrote a co-op piece on The Wall Street Journal on 27 November 2014 titled ‘A New Vision for Singapore‘. He repeated his call for PAP to conduct free & fair elections and release the press from government control to allow true debates by Singaporeans at this crucial juncture in Singapore’s history. Continue reading Pro-PAP site Mothership.sg thinks Singaporeans are stupid.
(TOC resident statistician Leong Sze Hian speaking at Hong Lim Park Speakers Corner against CPF policies. Screen capture: Youtube)
The Online Citizen has recently submitted the necessary forms to MDA as required under the Broadcasting Act to undertake not to receive foreign funding as part of the management of the site.
TOC is the latest socio-political site after The Independent Singapore, Mothership.sg, and Yahoo Singapore to register itself in order to remain online. Now-defunct Breakfast Network Continue reading money money money.
(Photo: Internet. SDP unveiled its candidates in GE 2011. L-R: Vincent Wijeysingha, John Tan, Teo Soh Lung, Michelle Lee, Jarrod Luo, James Gomez )
Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) member Teo Soh Lung who contested in General Elections 2011 under Yuhua Single Member Constituency has posted a note to express her disappointment with opposition political parties as they did not express support for activists who got into trouble with the law (The note is appended at the end of this post).
Teo is referring to CPF activists Han Hui Hui & Roy Ngerng, human rights activist-cum-lawyer M Ravi and gay rights activist Alex Au. She wrote that opposition political parties fail to speak up when civil society “is under attack”. Continue reading Workers’ Party will stand firm despite criticism
(Photo: Channel NewsAsia – Lee Kuan Yew gave a series of talks on radio in 1961 to explain the Communist threat)
I am amused by the number of posts and Facebook pages created by PAP supporters on the internet, specifically Fabrications About the PAP, Fabrications Led by Opposition Parties, and Shut Down TRS.
All of them revolve around rallying for public support to shut down alternative media websites such as The Real Singapore, All Singapore Stuff, TR Emeritus and The Online Citizen.
Pro-establishment supporters are not familiar Continue reading PAP supporters don’t understand internet