Daily Archives: 2018-11-05

Hawkers are not “unintelligent” and do not require “quality control” intervention by “social enterprise” operators

The recent heated debates on social enterprises and how the concept is eroding the quality and authenticity of hawker centres – the latter deemed to be an iconic part of Singapore’s culture – has revealed the attitudes of operators of such social enterprises and possibly even the Government towards hawkers. In a letter submission to TODAY, a reader pointed out …

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Former academic Donald Low: Root of elitism in Singapore lies not in “lack of empathy” amongst Singaporeans, but inherently elitist “government policies”

Former academic Donald Low has argued that elitism in Singapore is not necessarily rooted in “the lack of empathy or insufficient giving by successful Singaporeans,” but in “government policies and its decision-making processes” that he perceives as being “often elitist.” In response to Dr Lee Siew Peng’s letter and Prof Yeoh Lam Keong’s post via Facebook, Prof Low explained that such elitism …

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Service disruption along BPLRT and CCL together on Monday morning

Train service was disrupted along the Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT), and at about the same time along the Circle Line (CCL) on Monday (5 Nov) morning. Commuters began experiencing delays around 7:30am on the BPLRT due to a system fault, followed by 10 minutes delay along the Circle Line on both directions caused by train fault. This information were obtained …

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Is SAF playing Russian roulette with the lives of our young men?

It would appear that another death has occurred in training sessions during national service (NS). According to news reports, Corporal First Class (CFC) Liu Kai, a full-time national serviceman died while participating in a field training exercise at Jalan Murai, near Lim Chu Kang, when a Bionix armoured vehicle reversed into the Land Rover he was in. As most readers would remember, …

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