Apart from the obvious problems caused by the recent SingHealth cyber security breach such as the strength of the systems that we have in place and whether or not we are as robust as claimed, the security outage has shed some light on the relationships between our government linked companies (GLCs) and the ruling PAP government. Given the intertwining of …Read More »
News of the detention of prominent investigative journalist, Clare Rewcastle-Brown in Singapore at the Woodlands Checkpoint and the information since reported is concerning. While the detention did not last for very long, the fact that Rewcastle-Brown was even stopped is disturbing. Why was an alert raised for her in the first place? She is instrumental in revealing the gargantuan levels …Read More »
Response against abolition of section 377A, an emotional one. Govt’s role is to be logical and not pandering to emotions however strong
According to an on going Yahoo poll, it would appear that a majority of those surveyed do not think that more restrictions should be imposed on people smoking in their own homes. Smoking has proven scientifically to be harmful to health. Not just to the smoker but also to others around them through the inhalation of second hand smoke. That said, …Read More »
A cyber-security centre has opened in Thailand with the objective of training personnel from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a bid to combat the threats of cyber attacks in the region. As Singaporeans will no doubt be aware, Singapore was the victim of a huge data breach earlier this year with the personal details of …Read More »
Here we go again - more news on how Singapore plans to ruin natural habitats while claiming to protect the environment. It would appear that the Mandai area in North Singapore, one of the very few relatively wild spots left in our urban jungle is going to be destroyed in order to create a sprawling eco - tourism hub. But seriously, …Read More »
How can Education Minister Ong Ye Kung state barefaced that there is no discrimination against the LGBTQ community in Singapore ?
I fail to see how Education Minister Ong Ye Kung can state barefaced that there is no discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community in Singapore when section 377A remains on the statute books. While he asserts that the LGBTQ community "live in Singapore peacefully, no discrimination at work, housing (and) education", the fact that gay sex …Read More »
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said at the opening of the Singapore Summit that a small state like Singapore has to take the long-term view when it comes to crafting its policies, in order to survive. He went on to say that this is despite a worldwide trend of politics and governance becoming more short-term and populist. In short, he is saying …Read More »
Is Vers an attempt at short term effort to yield short term results under guise of long term planning?
I refer to two letters published by TODAYonline in relation to the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (Vers) announced by the government recently. In the first letter, “Beware the danger of making policy promises too far into the future”, the writer points out the pitfalls of a government that seems able to commit future governments to a scheme that will only occur in …Read More »
I am heartened that Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu has publicly said that "the actions of a few misguided individuals must not be allowed to define an entire community" in the wake of news that a 33-year-old IT engineer has been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for alleged plans of terrorism. However, do the recent actions taken …Read More »
According to reports, schools in Singapore are conducting “lockdown” drills, with teachers and students locking themselves in classrooms and hiding from sight, in case an intruder with heinous intentions enters the premises. This type of drill is a departure from the previous focus on fire drills. While I understand the need for our situation response drills to be in line …Read More »