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SPEAK MANDARIN CAMPAIGN APOLOGISES FOR TYPO, OWNSELF CHECK OWNSELF AGAIN?

Organisers of the Speak Mandarin Campaign has apologised for their neglect and typo of the Chinese word "read" in the phrase "listen, speak, read, write". "The Speak Mandarin Campaign regrets the erroneous rendering of the character '读' as '渎' at the Official Launch yesterday, as these are two distinct characters with different meanings. We sincerely apologise for the gravity of this oversight and will take steps to address this". What steps? Go and ownself check ownself la.

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TWO TRAGIC DEATHS, DIFFERENT TREATMENT FROM MEDIA AND MINISTERS

The first reports that came out just noted her as a 64 year old woman, knocked down by husband, and succumbing to injuries. Then, it emerged that the dead woman was actually a long serving civil servant with the Ministry of Manpower. Finally today, we are informed by the media that the dead woman was a senior deputy director at the Ministry of Manpower's foreign manpower management division. That is quite a high civil servant post. So high, in fact, that former Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin even posted a message on his Facebook page, about how dedicated and respected she was, and that they had lost a well-loved colleague. While this was a sad accident, and no one should have lost their lives in such tragic circumstances, how come a Minister only post about how well respected the unfortunate woman was? Probably because of her high ranking, then she is well remembered. Don't know how many MPs actually posted their condolences to the family of the boy who died in unfortunate circumstances when a goalpost fell on him. He died a day earlier than the senor deputy director at MOM. Also in tragic circumstances. Didn't see any Ministers react as such on his Facebook page. Why ah?

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WHY DID MIN TAN CHUAN JIN OPT TO EXERCISE HIS EXPEDITED CLEARANCE?

The question is knowing full well that he would receive expedited clearance while his residents on the rest of the nineteen buses would not, why did he opted to exercise his privilege as a Minister. General Tan Chuan Jin would understand the leadership ethos in the SAF of "first-in, last-out", "leave no man behind." The platoon is only as fast as the slowest guy. Kudos to those bus leaders from Kembangan-Chai Chee for their service to their residents. Before I left at 11.11pm (last bus from Hougang to make its way back), they were still waiting for their residents. Long night for them. The bus trip is successful not because there was a Minister in their midst but because his bus leaders served their residents well.

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WP: TAN CHUAN JIN, GRASSROOT LEADERS GOT SPECIAL TREATMENT AT TUAS CHECK POINT

Mr Png and his residents were waiting patiently to clear Singapore customs when they witnessed this appalling scene: When Mr Tan Chuan-Jin and his grassroot leaders appeared, Singapore customs opened another counter just to let Mr Tan and his entourage through. Mr Tan's group, many of whom had "shopping bags in tow", did not have to wait hours for their turn but could easily breeze through customs.

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DO WE EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM ORDINARY SINGAPOREANS?

"But when a Minister falls sick, these same people say our Ministers work too hard and we expect too much of them! When all these while, it is the Ministers themselves who say that we must expect the highest standards from any elected official. Remarkable. Minister Heng is one of the nicest persons around, and we all wish well for him and his family. And i do not deny at all that our ministers do work extremely hard. What we do not need to do, however, is have different standards for the elites and commoners. One cannot express sympathy for well-paid public officials' long hours, and at the same time do not bother about a security guard's schedule, and not appear hypocritical."

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WORSHIPERS ASKED TO LEAVE SULTAN MOSQUE BECAUSE PAP MINISTER WAS VISITING

Dear Sultan Mosque - Singapore. My friends and I were chased out of your public praying area by one of your staff around 5pm because a "minister" was visiting your premises. After our(5 of us) Asr prayers we sat down for a discussion about Islam matters and fiqh. Out of a sudden one of your staff came to us and told us to leave the premise because "5 or more people sitting in the prayer hall is an offence". Since when is this a rule in Allah's house. What make matter worse when he go on and on about Isis and illegal gathering.

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AWARE S’PORE: WHY ARE HARDWORKING WOMEN MP NOT PROMOTED TO FULL MINISTER?

Responding to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's latest cabinet line-up, AWARE, Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group expressed dismay at the lack of female representation among Cabinet Ministers. AWARE chided the lack of women promotion to full Ministers while new male candidates like Ng Chee Meng and Ong Ye Kung were parachuted into Acting Minister position.

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PAP TURNS TO OLD GUARD LIM BOON HENG TO CLAW BACK ALJUNIED GRC?

Former Cabinet Minister and PAP Chariman Lim Boon Heng commented on the mood in Aljunied saying that it will be tough for the PAP to wrestle Aljunied GRC from the Workers Party. After GE2011, Lim Boon Heng has been active on the ground and was tasked to win back Aljunied GRC. He was coy and refused to rule out if he would make a political comeback in Aljunied GRC.

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UNPERFORMING MPS & MINISTERS WERE PROBABLY “REPLACED” & NOT RETIRED

Suddenly, nearing election time, many wants to retire. 4-5 months ago, no one talk about retirement. I think the people are smart enough to know that most of these MPs and ministers are probably being replaced and not retiring out of their own volition. What is there to be ashamed of if one is being replaced and no longer required by the party? After all, this is politics. People are being replaced all the time. You cant perform, you go.

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