Last year, I was called back for two weeks ICT. I tried to defer as I was unemployed and actively looking for a job. However, the request was rejected too. During the two weeks, I missed some opportunities. After attending the last ICT in 2012, I am sceptical about attending any more in the future. I was called up even though there is no need for me to be there. As a result, my team of did not have a proper role in the exercise. We participated at the sideline doing redundant things.
Almost 2 years ago, Minister, I wrote to you with my concerns about the education system. I am writing again now because of the recent incident involving three brave girls who shaved their heads in solidarity with cancer-stricken children. Hair For Hope is an initiative to support children with cancer who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. Already devastated by this terrible disease, standing out because they were bald made matters infinitely worse. Hair For Hope allows members of the public to express empathy and solidarity with these brave children. It has grown into a movement where awareness and funds can be raised for the cause.
Ah Boys to Men actor, Ridhwan Azman, who played Ismail Mohammed in the movies, has admitted on twitter to hitting his girlfriend. He had posted on his twitter saying "Yes, I hit my girlfriend, it's not right to hit girls, and I am sorry. Not gonna cover my ass. I love @LAphrodite". He went on to explain that the situation is complicated and he was not going to explain why he had hit her.
In an interview with Singapolitics, Dr Balakrishnan, the Minister for Environment and Water Resources shared information about his political career including key points about his relationship with the PAP. He gave insight into the PAP's process of recruiting members and particularly the cabinet, saying that the PAP was not afraid of differences in opinions. What it didn't want was charlatans (those who create falsehoods or tricks).
Many people have said that the table tennis Olympic champion - Li Jiawei is one of the most undeserving Singapore citizen. After getting married to a China citizen, she left Singapore and pocketed more than a million of our tax payers Olympics prize money and retired in China. To her defence, Li Jiawei at least tried to make Singapore her home when she was engaged to Ronald Susilo and even bought a condominium here as their symbol of love. However, things just didn't work out or else, she would have stayed here as a Singapore citizen.
Under all criminal conditions, one body – the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) which originated under British rule – has steadfastly remained a pillar most Singaporeans feel they can rely on to ensure integrity.The trial for fraud of a senior official of Singapore’s admired anti-corruption body has shocked the city’s five million residents. That unquestioned faith may have been shaken in July as a result of the prosecution of Edwin Yeo, CPIB assistant director who faces 21 charges of fraud and other offences involving S$1.7mil (RM4.3mil).
If one looks at the 5000 or so years of Chinese civilisation and its history, one common factor could be the almost impossible change of mindset on the part of the Imperial Court in many instances despite pressing circumstances to do so. Look at the last dynasty in Chinese history - the Qing Dynasty. Despite hanging on to central power in its last 80 years or so under extreme precarious situations, the Imperial Qing Court could not change itself to adapt to the new era unfolding.
Firstly I like the internet because its news from all sources and we decide and formulate our own opinions, however with the PAP times, the news is one sided, we just have reporters that act as parrots on print. I think there are a couple of push factors to want to move towards internet news, one is that our ministers or PAP MP’s seem to be hiding information, calls for transparency and accountability fall on deaf ears or they try to give it a spin and divert the attention onto something else.