Daily Archives: 2018-06-15

Throwing the spotlight on mental health

Most Singaporeans would know by now the tragic suicide of celebrity chef, TV host and author Anthony Bourdain. As we remember this beloved personality’s life, this has thrown the spotlight on the issue of mental health and how important it is to pay attention to it. You see, what most people don’t understand is that mental health is like physical …

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Over 400 Personal Contact Details Leaked in IT Glitch

The personal contact details of 427 NS men have been leaked to each other as a result of an IT glitch by a government appointed vendor. The affected NS men had provided their personal details to the vendor when redeeming credits for certain service-linked rewards. The company responsible for the gift redemptions, Option Gift, has apologised for the error. The …

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PM Lee says that Singapore is not a repressive country

In a recent interview with renowned CNN anchorwoman, Christine Amanpour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as categorically stated that Singapore is not a repressive country because in the last election, every seat was contested. I find this reasoning rather one dimensional as whether or not an election is contested is not the complete picture. This is especially the case in …

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Do we have enough data protection laws?

I read the recent breach of the personal data of over 400 NS men as a result of a technical error perpetuated by a government appointed vendor with concern. The NS men in question had provided their details when trying to redeem certain service linked rewards but instead of obtaining their rewards, they obtained the bonus of each others’ details! …

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2 men injured after SBS Transit truck accident

Two men have reportedly been sent to Changi hospital after being injured in an accident along Bedok North Avenue 4 after an SBS Transit truck skidded into a drain while headed towards Changi South Lane on Wednesday 13 June. While both men have been sent to hospital, they are reportedly conscious and in a stable condition. Ms Tammy Tan from …

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