In August 2018, a former DBS Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) employee caused controversy when he posted an image of a Singapore flag being torn apart to reveal the India national flag. He was investigated and eventually let off with a stern warning from the Singapore police. CNA wrote an article that ended with him declaring his "unwavering" view about how he "still feel this (Singapore) is the best country in the world". Fast forward to 2020, Singapore is facing the Covid19 pandemic. The ex-DBS employee took to his LinkedIn to criticise Singapore.
A netizen shared three photos showing how her Housing Development Board (HDB) toilet concrete ceiling had fallen down. According to her post, the mother and son were happily playing water in the toilet. This was when the slab of concrete fell onto her son's back. Based on the photo, her son sustained a cut on his back.
An infectious video of a nurse leading a group of patients, mostly migrant workers, in a mass dance at Expo has been flagged as an unauthorised filming of patient activity. What an anti-climax! It is not clear if it was a staff or patient who took the video but there was no doubt it raised the spirits of many, including other foreign workers, and whoever took it probably wanted to spread the cheer. Many have shared it on social media, including Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin.
As a part-time GrabFood Delivery rider, all day I’m riding under the scorching sun and awaiting pings, even after receiving pings, I wait for a long time to collect orders from restaurants followed by delivery to Customers. On one occasion, a customer or should I say: an Angel whom I delivered food to, brought a smile on my face upon me delivering her order, she gave me a mini Snickers bar with a colorful note stating “ Thank You”.
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.