After Kong Hee flew into a rage yesterday condemning the person by the name of "The Messiah" who hacked his wife website, a strange email was received by SHS today. "The Messiah aka U.P" left a long message accusing Ho of having "failed as a wife, as a singer and most importantly… as a human being". The hacker also threatened to expose her "hidden agenda". This new email from "Messiah Two" alleged that Sun Ho was having an affair with one of her assistant and a worship leader in CHC by the name of Mark Kwan.
In memory of Dominique Sarron Lee, let us stand together to protect our Sons and keep our Families intact. The verdict delivered at the Coroner’s Inquiry on 30 August 2013 baffles me; Dominique’s death was not a result of an asthma attack, but an acute allergic reaction to zinc chloride fume. It baffles me because I already knew this a month after my poor son’s life was mindlessly cut short. I had already received the pathology report in May 2012 that stated clearly in print, that the cause of death is an acute allergic reaction to zinc chloride.
For house hunters, it was sweet music to the ears: "Sell at all cost." Aunt Jen had to downgrade from her private property to a resale flat to finance her son's overseas education. Same week she was house hunting, Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat confirmed that $36 million is spent annually to bring in foreign students who take up limited university places, and later, jobs in our own local market. Most of these are from single child families, whose parents may move into town to take up residence and buy up the same resale flats. Hopefully for residence, not speculation.
When plans for the Cross Island Line were announced earlier this year, environmentalists — being environmentalists — went up in arms over a track alignment that looks like it will cut through under the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The Nature Society was quick to register its concerns, and a few months later put out a paper to propose an alternative route that cuts around the reserve, not through it. There was also a protest at Hong Lim Parkwhere an “eco-artist” and her supporters warned of the environmental impact.
SME employers are forever moaning that they need FTs because S’poreans (esp the young) don’t want to do the jobs on offer, be it factory work or restaurant work. The govt, too, is forever complaining that FTs are needed because there are jobs that S’poreans don’t want to do. The underlying message of govt and employers is “S’poreans are lazy”, echoing and amplifying one LKY’s Hard Truth that S’poreans need to be spurred on, by way of the import of FTs. BTW, strangely, they are silent on benefit of the wage repression that such imports bring them, and people like me.)
There is a perpetual exchange between two schools of Singaporeans. 1) Those who complain about everything we have in Singapore and always compare with countries which have (that specific thing) better, and 2) The Singaporeans who have generally lived amongst the (real) poor people in less developed countries and realised how much better Singaporeans have it, and appreciate everything we have.
The Government has recently announced big changes to the Community Health Assist Scheme to allow more low and middle-income households to qualify for the scheme (“More families to get health subsidies”; last Friday). However, there is another group of people who are still left out. These are the elderly retirees who live with their adult working children. They are not able to apply for the scheme because of the household income criterion.
Mr Donald Low’s article recommends that the Government shift from prioritising growth to prioritising well-being. This is invidious. The Government’s vision has always been to advance the well-being of Singaporeans. It was never about turning Singapore into a global city for its own sake. Growth is not the end but the means to achieve well-being. We pursue economic growth because we must have the financial resources to raise our families, build communities, defend ourselves and fund the policies needed to build a fair and just society.
On 1st Sep 2013 (Sunday) at 6pm, I witnessed a group of at least 5 to 6 PRC nationals eating, littering and loitering at NS1/EW24 Jurong East MRT Station's Platform F (East West Line towards EW29 Joo Koon MRT). They were standing, sitting & hoarding the entire concrete bench/seat at the platform where one would wait to board the last carriage of the MRT train towards Joo Koon station.