Minister for Trade and Industry (MTI) Chan Chun Sing recently updated on his Facebook about Singapore's face mask strategies. This Facebook post included photographs of Chan Chun Sing visiting ST Engineering's mask production facility in Feburary 2020. However some sharp-eyed netizens noticed the photographs captured a few assembly line operators without gloves.
In Parliament on 4 May, Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Anthea Ong asked Minister of Manpower (MOM) Josephine Teo if the government will apologise to the foreign workers for the Covid19 outbreak in many dormitories. Josephine Teo claimed "I have not come across one single migrant worker himself that has demanded an apology". Her remarks have been criticised by many netizens. There were some who felt there is no shame in apologising considering these workers have helped build many of Singapore's infrastructure. Others called out her lack of humility for thinking she did no wrong, and that an apology needs to be demanded before it can be given.
Remember the Virus Vanguard comic Covid19 superheroes? This superhero team was a collaboration between Gov.sg and art collective Band of Doodlers. However the drawings got taken down one day after being introduced on the gov.sg website. Well, it looks like the Singapore government still cannot get enough of superheroes. The Economic Development Board (EDB) recently released another four cartoon "heroes". These cartoon characters are meant to represent four different Covid19 diagnostic test kits for detection, contact tracing and containment efforts.
Few days back an Anonymous video was circulating on social media which claims that the party has been infiltrated by foreign proxies. The video also named several PSP members and claimed that they are disrupting PSP from helming the next stage of Singapore. After police reports were made and PSP did their own internal investigation, they found out that the person who created and spread the video was their own party member Daniel Teo Weilong.
A contributor sent in a video showing a flooded carpark at Joo Seng today. According to our contributor, the Joo Seng area has allegedly faced ponding for years. It is puzzling why this area still gets ponding despite these feedback. Perhaps the Member of Parliament (MP) Professor Fatimah Lateef can shed light on this issue when she goes on her next walkabout. Surely her residents deserve an explanation.
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) launched its General Elections (GE) campaign on 28 April 2020. The Covid19 pandemic has changed Singapore's politico-socio-economic landscape, so the SDP has drawn up 5 focus points to deal with these changes in the immediate and long-terms. These points are covered under their "Four Yes, One No" (4Y1N) campaign.
First we had PAP MP Chia Shi Lu, who went to Alexandra Village Food Center with potential PAP candidate Colonel Eric Chua to supposedly distribute masks to hawkers. Now we still have Seah Kian Peng who also break the rules by going to the market alone, claiming that he is a safe distancing ambassador, even though he never wear the proper Tshirt and still can hashtag #walkabout.
Recently Evacomics drew a several pieces of artwork about the Covid19 situation. Some deal with proper personal hygiene practices, social distancing, healthy activities to do while staying at home. A Malaysian living in Johor Bahru informed Evacomics that the Malaysian government had used her drawings without her knowledge or crediting her. Evangeline Neo has written in to Angkatan Pertahanan Awam (APM) Malaysia Negeri Johor to request that her drawings are credited back to her by inserting "Art by Evacomics".
Hoards of bubble tea fans dying to have a taste of this drink rushed to cluster queue or made delivery orders on 21 April 2020 night. In some instances, there were so many orders that staff were overwhelmed. This caused some tempers to flare and staff being shouted at. However, a positive story surfaced despite this rowdy time. Facebook user Kat Senin shared her story about her GrabFood order.