Heng Swee Keat: “where individuals are found culpable or wanting, we do not hesitate to take action.”

Statement from Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat which was first published on Straits Times in response to the editorial from Zaobao about accountability of public services. Is complacency the cause of our recent spate of distressing failures - from training deaths in national service to the SingHealth cyber attack; from power failures to misplaced postal mail? Have we become so …

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EC buyer will regret like me

by a forgotten PAP supporter This is a story that goes back to 1997 when I was enticed by the Housing Development Board (HDB) to buy into a Executive Condominium (EC), Windermere in Choa Chu Kang, which I took possession in 1999. For many, a EC is a gift from our government but in reality, we are being used as a …

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Against Section 14 of Government Proceeding Act

by CG In view of the 9 deaths of National Servicemen in last 1.5 years, it pains me that no one in the government or MINDEF take full responsibility. The real facts are kept from public as well as sentences and punishment issued to those who failed to observe safety protocols. MINDEF must have pages of safety documents, probably as …

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MOE should go beyond motherhood statements and victim-blaming

by Sean Lim The Straits Times reported on 14 Jan that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is going to take action against ‘lewd’ Instagram account targeting junior college girls.  While it is worth applauding that MOE is taking action against questionable Instagram accounts, their spokesperson’s response is quite lacking. The spokesperson said that students ought to be “mindful of privacy …

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Smoothen rough edges for future open mobilisations

by Seashell, It was heartening to see the operational readiness of Singaporean men some weekends ago, with most air force servicemen reporting back to their air bases within a few hours of activation I shall not speculate whether this open mobilisation was due to the ongoing dispute between Singapore and Malaysia or it was pre-planned. One will not know unless you …

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