Daily Archives: 2018-05-07

Puthucheary: Nobody cares about the 6-hour grilling of Dr Thum

In an interview with ST which was published today (‘Facts, falsehoods, feedback – Janil has firm grasp of them all’, 7 May), the new Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary said that the average Singaporeans don’t care about the recent 6-hour grilling of Dr PJ Thum by the Select Committee. In the weeks after Dr Thum …

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Remove government immunity for negligent SAF members

by David It is indeed sad to learn that yet another NSF from the Army had died while doing National Service. Rightly, Mindef and the SAF had jointly announced that an independent Committee of Inquiry (COI), consisting of members outside both organizations, be convened to investigate the unfortunate demise of Corporal Dave Lee, to find out the contributing factors and …

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ST ignores real world case studies and and publishes propaganda about the capabilities of former generals

The Sunday Times published an opinion piece on Sunday (6 May) entitled “Where do former generals go?”. The author citied leadership consultant Malini Vaidya on how these ex-military men supposedly have “complex leadership capabilities” that are developed under pressure. This in turn makes them suitable for top jobs in the private sector despite having a military background. It was then …

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Changes announced to Government Parliamentary Committees following Cabinet reshuffle

The People’s Action Party (PAP) has announced several changes to the Government Parliamentary Committees (GPCs) on last Friday (4 May), following the recent appointment of four backbenchers to political office. It noted that these appointments to the GPCs will be effective from the second term of the 13th Parliament of Singapore, which will commence with the President’s Address on Monday …

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