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GE2020: Is the PAP Having Difficulty Recruiting Candidates From The Private Sector?

So far, the 154 media has publicly announced a few potential PAP candidates for the upcoming general elections and they have been all from public sector. More names should be announced soon as the elections looms near, but it will not be a surprise if the rest will also be from the public sector.

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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: Ministry Of Health's Categories of Covid19 Cases Imply that Foreign Workers Are Not Part of Our Community

By splitting up the cases into three mutually exclusive categories and labeling one such category as "the community", is the Ministry not advancing the implicit view that the other categories -- work permit holders, ie. our foreign workers -- are not considered as part of our community?

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Will Data Collected By TraceTogether App Intrude Personal Privacy?

Will Data Collected By TraceTogether App Intrude Personal Privacy?

The Ministry of Health and GovTech recently launched an app TraceTogether to help with contact tracing for the COVID-19 pandemic happening in Singapore. In the event TraceTogether users test positive for COVID-19, they are legally obliged to share their data logs with contact tracers. There is uncertainty what the data logs look like. It is also worth noting that personal information can be extrapolated from anonymised data, by using other tracing methods such as CCTV footage and interviews.

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Why Was Large Scale Events Still Held By PAP When The Advisory Was To Defer These Events?

Why Was Large Scale Events Still Held By PAP When The Advisory Was To Defer These Events?

Was the mass event by the PAP Women's Wing an "essential" event? Even our schools have suspended such large gatherings of children and students, and the cluster at SAFRA Jurong have proved that it is best not to hold such events at this time.

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$100 A Day Given To Quarantined For Wuhan Virus, Necessary Or Overkill?

$100 A Day Given To Quarantined For Wuhan Virus, Necessary Or Overkill?

Many Singaporeans are now asking whether this figure is an overkill for the government, as the money used will obviously be out of the tax payers pockets. While it makes sense for the self-employed to be compensated for being quarantined, especially the taxi drivers, delivery riders or any others whose income depends on how they go out and carry out their jobs, does it make sense for the those who are salaried employees to be compensated? While it can be argued that their employers would lose working hours due to those quarantined, is the $100 a day figure too high?

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MOH: LIST OF CLINICS OPEN DURING CNY

MOH wishes everyone a happy Lunar New Year and a healthy year ahead!

Over 900 clinics will be open during the Lunar New Year public holidays from Friday 27 to Monday 30 January 2017 at various times. If you feel unwell during the festivities, do visit a GP clinic for conditions that are not life-threatening or serious.

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