I refer to the past few articles from The Real Singapore (TRS) in particular The Ugly Truth About Hwa Chung JC and Observations on Elitism in Singapore about the elitist attitude in Singapore. I also have my own experience, however, this time it was with JCs student. I am studying in a polytechnic in the Northern part of Singapore currently and before that, I was from ITE. During the course in ITE and now in poly, I have met many JCs students giving us ITE students the dirty look as if we are scums of the society and some times when we take a seat on the MRT or buses, some JCs student when they board and saw us seating will stare at us, and some mumble that we should be giving them the seat instead as they got more rights(Being they are smarter).
Singapore’s Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Swee Say said grassroots leaders are the "voice of the silent majority", helping to strengthen ties between the ground and the government. Mr Lim, who is also deputy chairman of the People's Association (PA), made the comments at the PA Awards Ceremony on Saturday afternoon. Mr Lim said the ongoing “Our Singapore Conversation”, which seeks to reach consensus among Singaporeans on the country's future, illustrates the role of the grassroots movement in reaching out to what he described as "the silent majority".
Recently a resident from Chua Chu Kang, Serene Tham, contacted us to publish her story about an injury she sustained on a faulty staircase and the total lack of support she received. [Original Story Here] Since then, she has indeed received a response from Zaqy Mohamad through his facebook page. Read the response here.
The Tribunal to reinvestigate the investigation of the Shane Todd death is taking a different dimension. While the objective of all parties concerned is the truth, it has become a test of professionalism of our police force and the justice system. But that is not all. It is also a competition between our very best professionals and their skills in investigating a suicide/murder case against the expertise of the ‘best’ in the US..
The AIM/town council saga has continued with PAP’s Teo Ho Pin firing off round after round at WP even in the face of outright rebuttals by WP Chairman Sylvia Lim. The whole affair has degenerated into a squabble over numbers, as well as detailed comparisons between AIM and FMSS to see which company presents a greater potential conflict of interest.
There are two tests to establish whether one is guilty of contempt of court. The first one is the “inherent tendency test”, which attempts to determine whether an action “had the inherent tendency to interfere with the administration of justice”. The criticism of this test is that it imposes no requirements to prove intent on the part of the accused to interfere with the administration of justice. Hence, it has a lower threshold that the other test, known as the “real risk test”.
SMRT engineers have been deployed on site to carry out investigations and have installed G-clamps to secure the rail joint. Trains will be travelling at a slower speed - in compliance to safety and recovery procedures. At about 3.40pm, SMRT posted on its Facebook page: "Trains will be travelling at a slower speed - in compliance to safety and recovery procedures."
The review of town councils is welcomed. However, merely tweaking the Town Councils Act and Town Councils Financial Rules, or adding rules to handle specific issues which have arisen, may only address the symptoms of the problems with town councils. The underlying cause of the problems is this: Town councils, headed by Members of Parliament, are overseen by the Ministry of National Development (MND), aided by the Housing and Development Board, which are themselves accountable to Parliament, made up of the individuals in charge of town councils.
Why is a recalcitrant offender like 19 year old, Mohammad Danial Shah Mustafa allowed to go free with a $24,000 fine for committing statutory rape with not one, but three, underage girls on multiple occasions - while others were jailed and even caned for the same offence? We recall the underaged prostitute and the 51 men.