By insisting that Town Council requirements can be met with off-the-shelf software such that a Town Council could be up and running within a month, he is stating that a reasonable amount of man effort would suffice to combine off-the-shelf financial software with customizations and usage processes such that Town Council requirements might be met satisfactorily (I agree with him in principle, but not to the extent that it all can be done in a month).Khaw’s reply was surprising. He cited that the 1-month period was sufficient for the Aljunied Town Council to purchase an off-the-shelf accounting package.
Thank you for your services as a courtesy ambassador of Singapore for the last 30 years. You have left an impact on our Singapore landscape over the last generation. You mentioned in your resignation letter that society has been getting increasingly angry and disagreeable, and that people increasingly not think about kindness amidst what you regarded as big problems. But perhaps we also need to analyse these “big problems”. As long as these “big problems” remain unresolved, born and bred Singaporeans would not find it any easy to be kind and gracious.
Prejudice and discrimination are two different things. Prejudice is an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things. My first encounter with racial discrimination was in my kindergarten. In K2, there was an Indian girl in my class and no one wanted to make friends with her just because of her skin colour. So, I did because I thought it was the right thing to do. Everyone discriminated against me because of that (mob mentality).
Many times, some pro PAP voters would feel sorry if PAP ministers are voted out of office. They think that they would lose their talent and would not have a chance to serve the public. In 2006, I joined a consultancy firm. The firm was headed by an Ex-EDB General Manager who had many links with Ministers. There was one time an Israeli company wanted to seek some partnerships with Singapore biotech firms. My boss had some links with a certain Minister.
The parents of a US high-tech researcher found hanged last year in Singapore accused local police on Wednesday of failing to preserve evidence and insisted their son was murdered. The inquest into the death last year of electronics engineer Shane Todd took an emotional turn on its third day after police staged a detailed re-enactment of his apparent suicide using an improvised noose in his own bedroom. "What we have been discovering is evidence that we cannot rely on. It has been moved, it has not been preserved," his father Rick Todd, 58, an airline pilot, told reporters.
My question for 13 May 2013 sitting: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs whether the Government will allow Singapore citizens to replace their identity cards that are damaged by wear and tear free of charge every decade. Minister for Home Affairs: The Identity Card (IC) is made of a highly durable polycarbonate material that has been subjected to stringent tests to ensure its durability. It is not easily damaged with normal handling. Nonetheless, there are a small number of cards that may be damaged due to excessive wear and tear over time.
Someone objected to my classification of a 'matrep' as someone who is 'lowly-educated', claiming that some matreps are degree-holders. But my point is that 'matrep' is simply the Malay equivalent of a 'chav' or a 'redneck' (or white trash). By the way, I'm not sure how the word was coined, but it is possibly related to 'makrep' in the term 'beruk (the macaque monkey) makrep', to mean someone who is unruly and often causes trouble.
The prosecution alleges that CHC’s senior pastor Kong Hee, pastor Tan Ye Peng, Serina Wee, Sharon Tan, John Lam and Chew Eng Han have misappropriated more than S$50 million of church funds and have committed criminal breach of trust. The accused have agreed to be jointly tried for all the charges brought against them.RIGHT from first day of the trial for the six affected leaders of City Harvest Church, the prosecution and defense show major differences in how they view the case and seek to proceed.
I was a Potong Pasirian. For more than two decades from my teenage years, my family and I lived in the small housing estate and opposition ward managed by the well-loved Mr Chiam See Tong. A recent visit to the neighborhood brought back fond memories for my family and I, who waxed lyrical about how so little had changed in the charming town. While we can now look back on our days in Potong Pasir with nostalgia, I remember what I dreaded most about living there: the daily long walks under the scalding sun from block 118 nestled right inside the town to the main road of Upper Serangoon where we then took a bus to school and other destinations.