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Editorials by the ASS Team.

Covid19: PAP MP Seah Kian Peng Continues His Walkabout Despite Stricter Circuit Breaker Measures

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.

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Covid19: Malaysian Government Uses Evacomics Artwork Without Singaporean Artist's Knowledge

Covid19: Malaysian Government Uses Evacomics Artwork Without Singaporean Artist's Knowledge

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".

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Covid19: Singaporean Shows Generosity To Delivery Rider Over Bubble Tea Order

Covid19: Singaporean Shows Generosity To Delivery Rider Over Bubble Tea Order

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.

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Covid19: Taman Jurong Residents Get Hotel Stay While Migrant Workers Get HDB Stay

Taman Jurong residents were arranged a free hotel stay at nearby Genting hotel during the circuit breaker period while migrant workers in essential services moved into vacant HDB units at their estate. Isn't it less troublesome to just move the migrant workers into the hotel?

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Politician Lim Tean To Challenge POFMA Over Post On Ho Ching Salary

Politician Lim Tean To Challenge POFMA Over Post On Ho Ching Salary

On 19 April 2020 the POFMA office said "several online posts" had made false statements that Temasek Holdings Chief Executive Ho Ching had an annual salary of "around S$100 million". Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat instructed four correction directions to be issued. One of those four include People's Voice Party (PVP) chief Lim Tean for “sharing the falsehood on his Facebook page”. Politician Lim Tean has shared that he will be challenging this latest POFMA. He questions the basis of using POFMA over an article when the truth or real information is not revealed. His view is that POFMA is being used to silence PAP critics and free speech.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Says Singaporeans' Living Habits No Different From Foreign Workers'

Ho Ching: Singaporeans should reflect on their own living habits and hygiene before pointing fingers at foreign workers at dormitories. Singaporeans' living habits are no different from that of foreign workers at dormitories. Even though Singaporeans think they are "clean", they may be the ones spreading the virus around.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Justifies Govt Mishandling of Covid By Saying that Other Countries Also Made Same Mistake

Mrs Prime Minister, we never put words in your mouth. You were the one who said that the government is "now paying a price for that call, bcos we underestimated the covid and used a sars lens". Then now you try to justify that mistake by saying that it's not only the 4G leadership who made the mistake but the whole world also. Madam, why can't the government admit they make mistake?

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Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

Covid19: Straits Times Edited The Confirmed Coronavirus Cases For 17 April 2020

On 17 April 2020 the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced 623 confirmed Covid19 cases in Singapore as of 12pm. This meant the total number of coronavirus cases was over 5,050. However the more interesting part was many netizens pointing out how Straits Times (ST) had edited its article. According to various screenshots, the same ST article had contradicting information about Singapore having 5,050 and also 5,573 confirmed cases.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Tells Sinkies to Stop Yelping Like A Spoilt Kid!

After admitting that the 4G leadership made mistakes in handling the Covid19 situation, she now turns her aim at Singaporeans to scold them for complaining about NTUC service fees for online delivery. Ho Ching still has the cheek to ask people who "wishes to have delivery for free, to please step up and volunteer to do delivery for the rest of us." She goes on to tell them to "stop yelping like a spoilt kid wanting more and more without putting in any effort to help others."

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