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Editorials by the ASS Team.

"Ang Moh" is not a derogatory term

Ang Moh is a colloquial term used locally to refer to Caucasians. A large section of society uses the term and most of the time it is used without racist or malicious intent. It would be racist if an individual uses "Ang Moh" in conjunction with a descriptive word affixed at the front. For example, "Chao Ang Moh" which literally means Smelly Ang Moh, or "Ka Ni Na Ang Moh" (translated" f*** your mother Ang Moh). These would be termed racist. As the saying goes, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. The term Ang Moh is simply the local way of addressing an individual of Caucasian ethnicity and is not meant to be interpreted with a racist lens. And Ang Moh is a term our uneducated forefathers used to call their colonial masters.

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The day Singapore scrambled her F16D fighter jets

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Air Defence and Operations Command tracked the small plane as it flew towards Singapore, and it was quickly established that the Caravan did not have an approved flight plan - a 'red flag', especially since the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. At 6.42pm, a pair of missile-armed F16D jets, which also have 20mm guns, thundered off from an air base. They quickly spotted the Caravan with its massive floats - pontoons mounted beneath the fuselage - and signalled it to land at Changi Airport's central runway just before 8pm. Airport police immediately surrounded the plane.

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