As I listened to the President’s address to Parliament at its opening on Monday, I can’t help but was drawn to the part where she mentioned that Singaporeans “desire for more diverse voices to be heard, and stronger checks and balances”. Until and when both the President and Speaker of Parliament are prepared to walk their motherhood talks and Opposition MPs are able to muster enough courage to thump through contentious issues without fear or favour, the next 4-5 years will be a replica of post-2011 where the PAP will rebuild its lost momentum.
I refer to last Friday’s disastrous handling of an intoxicated man at the juncture of Collyer Quay that caused quite a stir on and offline which ignited a debate on police procedural tactics. It is a very curious case on why the 6 officers did not subdue the man much earlier and allowed the situation to escalate? Compare this with previous scenes of peaceful activists gathering for candlelight vigils and giving a non-violent address where hordes of officers would be dispatched to round and restrain them. It becomes very polarising when the public sees double standards for similar or worse situation.
I live in Punggol and I frequent the Seletar North link to commute to Yishun. On numerous occasions, I have encountered cyclist riding along that road to Marina Country club, passing by Safra, all the way to Kadaloor. I feel they are such a dangerous obstruction to drivers. Especially now that there are more BTOs around Northshore drive, more vehicles are using the Seletar North link.
A few days ago there was a report in the newspapers of a couple; both of whom were Indian Nationals with PR Status convicted for abusing and assaulting their Foreign Domestic maid also from India soon after the FDW started working for them. Here is a case of Indian Nationals from India who thinks like in their Country can do any crime and get away unpunished with money.
An unidentified man was caught on CCTV stealing raw materials away from Food in The Woods 小树林, a vegetarian stall in Ang Mo Kio. The food stall shared images of a man wearing blue who appeared to be examining some plastic bags on a kopitiam table and later taking it away. While the alleged crime had been captured on film, the stall owners will not be filing a police report this round. They even went the extra mile of extending a free meal to persons who are in need and starving.
If we are indeed serious about combating religious extremism and “nurturing” a multi cultural society, we should begin by allowing people to practice their religion freely, all the while keeping in mind our non religious neighbours instead of suppression that will give rise to all sorts of doubts and conspiracy theories. It will also compel religious minorities into the arms of religious extremists, seeking to convince them on the “evils” of a secular society.
Grab said to her that the rider has throw the food away as my mum did not put her unit number and said that the rider did give her a call. But my mum did not receive any phone calls or messages from the rider. The question is did the rider really throw the food away??? Grab should really reflect on its customer service as it is atrocious as they refuse to give my mum a refund!
My opinion is that highlighting that many India Indians were employed at Temasek is not a racist angle. It is against the policy of recruiting so many Indians from the country India. So the protest is against the country India and not a racist line.