The Singapore Democratic Party supports the Government's efforts to address the severe haze conditions. The haze is mainly caused by slash and burn (SB) techniques widely used by traditional farmers or corporations clearing land for development. The United Nations’ has studied the immediate and long term environmental impact of SB methods and proposed a range of alternative techniques.
From retailers to individuals, it seems selling N95 masks at inflated prices is big business these days. TRS reader Lim contributed a screenshot of someone offering a box of 20 masks for $75, while TRS reader Chiang was charged more than twice the original price by a retail shop in Jurong. Khong Bee found another shop at Yishun MRT profiteering by selling masks individually for $12 per piece.
Got it from a fren tru txt. Think I should share it out. Got this msg from a doctor friend. My friend works for NEA and here's what she advises- Hi all, pls make sure that u keep all windows shut at all times n bathroom doors too. What u breathe in gets lodged deep in ur lungs n can't get out. It's the 2.5 particulate matter that's dangerous.
We might think that we could not do anything about the haze, which I agree. We really could not do anything when we have lost the natural defense that will take at least decades to grow again. Trees not only provide oxygen but cleanse the air, and I believe the transpiring of trees which produces water vapour into the atmosphere would have contribute to the rainfall.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said Thursday that there are sufficient stocks of N95 masks to meet national needs and that there was no need to stockpile. Large retail and pharmacy chains will have the masks available for purchase by Thursday evening, said the ministry. The government currently has 9 million N95 masks in stock, and there are plans to purchase more.
We received news today of the passing of prominent blogger, Wing Lee Cheong. A post by his family on his facebook page says that he passed away peacfully. Wing Lee Cheong was a blogger who wrote at http://sg-quitters.blogspot.sg. He wrote articles and drew cartoons depicting Singapore political issues with a touch of humor.
As I start this blog post, the PSI is presently at 292. I suppose I should be thankful this is merely 'very unhealthy' compared to the hazardous, record-breaking 371 at 1pm this afternoon. Last night when it breached 200 (from 190 to 299 in less than one hour), the nation went into state of shock. By this afternoon, it has breached 300. Will the PSI go any higher than the ridiculous 371? What exactly is Singapore's "haze action plan"? What is going to happen if the haze persists for many more days? Weeks? Months? What's going to happen when school re-opens in 10 days' time?
The news reported today that the police has issued a “stern warning” to the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and the Straits Times’ editor, Warren Fernandez. The warning is the result of a 5-month investigation by the police into the conduct of an election poll by the Straits Times during the Punggol East by-election in January this year which is against election laws in Singapore.
I am writing this because of my deeply rooted disgust for your policies. A little back ground of myself. When I was a minor my parents applied for my citizenship at secondary 1. I have always planned to go back to my own continent. I never wanted this citizenship that my parents persuaded me to take up. Months before my enlistment (or enslavement) into the Singapore Armed Forces, I made a call to CMPB to inform them that I had intentions of renouncing the Singaporean Citizenship and was misinformed by their personnel that I had no choice but to enlist first.