Lapses

GE2015: A CONTEST OF WHO COMMITTED THE MOST LAPSES?

GE2015 is looking like a contest to showcase which party committed the most lapses under their watch. For the moment it is looking like a contest between WP and PAP as only these two parties have direct responsibilities over the citizens as their representatives. And also a very important point to note, both parties may have committed lapses, but both did their jobs with good intentions, with very decent and upright people, so no crime has been committed so far.

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RELOOK: IS AHPETC A SERIOUS CASE OF INCOMPETENCE?

Everyone reading the media would come to one conclusion, ie, the biggest case of public service incompetence must be the AHPETC. You hear the ministers talking about it practically everyday. You read in the media just as often until ‘jer lat’. Are there other cases of public service that are more serious than the AHPETC?

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CORRECTION TO MSM NEWS: PA PANEL TO FIX LAPSES IS INCORRECT

There is a footnote at the end of the news report “PA sets up panel to fix lapses” (Jul 17), which said “Correction: An earlier version of this story and its headline said that the PA had set up a panel to fix lapses. This is incorrect. The panel is to review rules and procedures. We are sorry for the error.”

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[SATIRE] NUMEROUS PAP MPs PUT ON 24-HOUR SUICIDE WATCH AFTER KHAW BOON WAN SAID COMMIT SUICIDE BECAUSE OF LAPSES

Unable to stand incompetent overpaid dead weights who cannot do their jobs properly as required, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan told parliament on Feb. 12, 2015 that MPs who caused lapses to occur must commit suicide via hara-kiri, as a matter of atonement and accepting responsibility for failure. Following his speech in Parliament, security staff were seen rushing to put a number of PAP MPs deemed to be of the greatest threat to themselves on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance.

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Public accounts watchdog concerned over continuing procurement lapses

One lapse was in the tender evaluation of construction works by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis). For four tenders totalling $17.38 million, seven of the eight evaluation criteria were not made known to potential tenderers and incorrect information was also given to the quotation approving authority. The Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for public procurement policies and rules, said that it is requiring all the permanent secretaries and heads of agencies to report on the key findings from the procurement audits and the follow-up action each year.

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