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Editorials by the ASS Team.

SingapoRediscover Vouchers. Boredom Buster or Funny Money?

$365 million. That is money better spent on food for people who are living paycheck to paycheck, or not even a paycheck at all ! Or slightly larger dorms for low wage migrant workers which won't flare up re-infection of the coronavirus. Between you and me, I would've preferred the $100 in the form of a national rebate to apologize to Singaporean adults for facing possibly the most stupid period in modern history.

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Singaporeans Potentially Losing Job Opportunities To FTs Due To Lack Of "Professional" Certifications

Singaporeans Potentially Losing Job Opportunities To FTs Due To Lack Of "Professional" Certifications

A netizen shared a personal story where his friend was not shortlisted for a PMET "middle management" job. The netizen had introduced his friend to apply for his company's job opening, but was surprised to learn why he did not make the cut. When the netizen went to look up the LinkedIn profile of the new hire, the person turned out to be a foreigner who had the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Certification. Could Singaporeans be losing out job opportunities to FTs because we lack the relevant "professional" certifications?

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock Calls For Independent Review Of Parti Liyani's Case

Dr Tan Cheng Bock Calls For Independent Review Of Parti Liyani's Case

Even though the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have promised to be accountable by holding a review, Dr Tan Cheng Bock wonders if the reviews are "independent enough to be 100% objective." Dr Tan Cheng Bock counter-proposes that the government should create an independent review board to look into this case. The benefits of having an independent body will be its ability to uncover any "underlying systematic faults" instead of chasing after short-sighted targets like hunting for individual human errors and finding scapegoats.

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Lee Hsien Yang: Troubling Circumstances Surrounding Allegations Involving Lucien Wong

Lee Hsien Yang: Troubling Circumstances Surrounding Allegations Involving Lucien Wong

The front page of The Straits Times 25 Oct 1986 article "Report made against lawyer for alleged removal of legal files" has been making its rounds on social media. It reported an incident in 1986 where a female senior partner and a male lawyer at a leading law firm were reported to the police for alleged wrongful removal of company files. This issue also caught the attention of Lee Hsien Yang, the younger son of LKY and a Progress Singapore Party member. He voiced concerns over this article and its developments, saying how "Given all the circumstances, this is troubling."

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Parti Liyani's Case Shows Cronyism-Based Justice System Needs Reform

The recent saga on the acquittal of a maid, Parti Liyani, has sent shockwaves throughout the Nation on the severe state of our Justice system which is in need of urgent reforms. We have always pride ourselves, as MP Jamus Lim puts it, on efficiency and not compassion or the quest for truth. Hence, the situation we are facing now is dire and fast slipping into a scenario similar to Najib Razak’s Malaysia. I wish these issues had surfaced before the elections! Is it too late now, only the PSP and WP MPs will know?

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Irresponsible Parents Allow 6-Year-Old To Terrorise Hougang Neighbours

Irresponsible Parents Allow 6-Year-Old To Terrorise Hougang Neighbours

A contributor shared that his 13-year-old son was attacked by a 6-year-old boy while walking along the void deck of Blk 25 Hougang Ave 3. The 6-year-old boy wanted the older boy to play together, but the older boy refused as he was on the way to fetch his siblings from school. The 6-year-old boy then took a stone and threw it towards the contributor's son. According to pictures provided by the contributor, his son suffered a gash on his left cheek which needed at least five stitches. The parents were unapologetic.

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Chee Soon Juan Maintains Bukit Batok Walkabouts Even After GE2020

Chee Soon Juan Maintains Bukit Batok Walkabouts Even After GE2020

Even though two months have passed since GE2020, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chief Dr Chee Soon Juan has continued to walk the ground. He has been meeting Bukit Batok residents and listening to their concerns around the constituency. It is embarrassing how Chee Soon Juan is more in touch with the issues around Bukit Batok than some part-time MP who claimed he will "always prioritise" his residents.

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Former ISA Detainee Donates Sofas To The WP Bluecycle Initiative

Former ISA Detainee Donates Sofas To The WP Bluecycle Initiative

On 29 August 2020, The Workers' Party (WP) set out on their Bluecycle charity event at Rivervale. This event was led by the newly-minted Sengkang GRC MP Louis Chua Kheng Wee. Despite the inclement weather, Louis Chua and his team of volunteers managed to deliver two sofas to a pregnant woman.

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