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Just because you have good results does not make you less of a molester

Minister for Law and Home Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam has indicated that he was “surprised” by the verdict in a molest case where the perpetrator was only given probation for repeatedly molesting a woman. He further stated that the Attorney General’s Chambers were of a similar view and were going to appeal the decision. He went on to defend the …

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One rule for the authorities and another rule for everyone else?

In general, Singaporeans are fine with rules. The problem only arises when it appears to be one rule for some while another for others. For rules to be respected, it has to be applied consistently and across the board. Back in 2017, the Public Service Division (PSD) said in a statement to The Straits Times (ST) that civil servants needed …

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Our election process seems inefficient for an efficient country

I was attending a talk last night where a report by the World Bank was presented and Singapore was rated number two in the world for ease of doing business. Factors that were taken into consideration were the efficiency levels, the streamlining of processes and the quality of the agencies. Notably, a factor that was highlighted as being considered in …

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Is NS Square needed or is it a vanity project?

I have no issue with large scale building projects that the Government undertakes. Upgrades, face lifts etc. are all part and parcel of keeping a nation relevant and vibrant. However, given that large scale building projects are costly and funded by public funds, there needs to be accountability and follow up. The Straits Times (ST) recently reported that The Float …

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Is the National Day Awards a PAP Award or a national one?

The Straits Times recently published a letter from a reader that really resonated with me. A Dr. Huang Shoou Chyuan made the very erudite observation that opposition politicians deserve national honours too. The writer of that letter had further noted that very few Singaporeans who have chosen to serve the people via political parties other than the ruling People’s Action …

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