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Former Straitstimes Editor: I have so many “whys” today after reading the newspapers…

WHY did the media - and the G - see the need to run the G response to an NYT article on the Little India riot when chances are that not many people here have read it? And why does the G insist on the publication of its response when it is not about a "right of reply'' to correct factual inaccuracies but its OWN analysis of facts (that the COI hasn't even ascertained!) Sorry but the media has a right to reject opinions you know..

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Dear Straits Times, a simple apology would have sufficed

Furthermore, the Straits Times is guilty here of a terrible doublethink. On one hand, Yap emphasises the importance of factual verification when he slams the dismissal by critics of such a version of events as "premised on assumption, not factual verification" and affirms that "a newspaper's duty and credibility depend on getting the facts right". Yet on the other hand, he contradicts himself by spinning a strange concoction about how "truth in media is as much a function of opinion as it is of fact" and how "truth is often as nuanced as the currently proverbial fifty shades of grey".

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Alleged Rioters Surviving as best they can

The first thing I noticed when we met up with 3 of the 25 workers being charged for participating in the riot was the clear look of exhaustion that was evident on their faces. They were as apprehensive as I was (since it was the first time I had such close communication with foreign workers) as they introduced themselves to us. Arun Kalimurthy, 28, was in Singapore as a tourist when he was caught by the police in the early hours of December 9; while Rajendran Mohan, 25, was working as a spray painter in the Marine sector. Arun spoke extremely fluent English as he explained to us the system in which they were under.

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HOW DID INDIANS END UP DOMINATING SG’S IT SECTOR?

Even the very few brave young Singaporeans who dare venture into the IT sector find themselves bullied by the Indian foreign legions who are the majority. Many have told me that senior Indian IT workers will never train a fresh Singaporean IT worker. They will squeeze that Singaporean out. They will make sure that the Singaporean flops so badly in their job that HR will think that all the Singaporean IT workers suck. So Singaporeans will never get to be trained in the IT field, leaving the Indians to continue to dominate that sector. It is the same as any animal species trying to eliminate competition from another species in the same forest.

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Mufti Resigns over Leaked Sex Tapes

Mufti has resigned over a sex-tape scandal. The Mufi admitted that the man in a white tank top (sans mufti hat) on the grainy black-and-white video enjoying the company of a young woman is in fact him

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Indian FT JONATHAN PINTO from Accenture Singapore has destroyed the Lives of Singaporean Girls

The photographer is JONATHAN PINTO and he is a senior manager at multi-national company, Accenture, Singapore. He is IT trained and likely to be from India where he got both his degrees. After Jonathan knew that I was trying to find him, he did one of the most common thing to confirm my suspicion. First, he started to change profile pictures to some pussy (the real cat lah) and hiding parts of his Facebook. Later, he totally removed all his Facebook and Linkedin profiles. Now why would someone who have nothing to hide suddenly do all this?

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Govt detains without trial S’poreans: No outrage meh activists?

The coming deafening silence [referring to Dan Tan's case] of the usual human rights kay pohs will tell us a lot of their prejudices: they are supportive of FT drug mules, and middle class anti-PAP activists. But not working class criminal suspects (no-one is complaining that Vui Kong’s alleged drug lord is held under ISA CLTPA) or those whom the govt alleges are Islamic radicals. Touch a FT or a middle class anti-PAP activist, and the screams will be deafening, even if it’s juz a policeman paying a home visit.

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THE LAW IS MEANINGLESS IF IT’S NOT CONSISTENT IN ITS APPLICATION

Recently, one of my colleague from Philippines on S-Pass managed to get another higher salaried job in Singapore. I was stunned as I read so many reports of how MOM is restricting and not renewing work permits and asking Pinoys to leave Singapore. This Pinoy colleague is not a talent. Her job can easily be substituted by another Singaporean and ironically, her next job is a technical field in Singhealth which is more or less a government job.

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FREE PR GIVEN OUT TO FOREIGN STUDENTS

Moving forward today in 2014, my understanding is that they had stop giving out PR to polytechnic students but I simply cannot confirm they stop doing so for university students. From my deduction, the PR title is given out in order for them to clear their bonds without hassle on the grants they took from taxpayers' money, allows employers hire them cheap without the need for any long term employment passes thus depriving Singaporeans of their PMET jobs and for Singapore to appear business-friendly.

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Singaporeans got blamed for PAP’s mistakes

I see this this as Lui shifting the blame to motorists using the MCE for the initial congestion problems on the MCE for what a user (at 11 am on the Monday day, so he had plenty of time to observe his surroundings) told me was a failure by tpt officials: “There is only one sign indicating the first exit into the city. One would have tot that based on the signage used on other expressways, there would be signs saying ‘Exit to X, 100m’ etc at regular intervals.” As the media reports a lot more signage going up since I heard this comment, I assume this problem has been fixed. And that this is the source of the problem.

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