Tag Archives: Recognition

IF GRASSROOTS ADVISOR CAN REPLACE AN MP, DOES THIS MEAN THEY HAVE EQUAL POWER?

Appointing a Grassroots Advisor in Marsiling instead of calling for a by-election raises very unsettling questions about how the Government recognises the legitimacy and authority of elected MPs. Does this mean that Government agencies will now accord them with as much recognition as elected MPs? Does this mean that these advisors can take on other roles that presumably only MPs can undertake?

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TAXI DRIVER’S ACT OF KINDNESS AMIDST THE TERRIBLE HAZE

Booked a cab and got this message. Act of Kindness amidst the terrible haze. Singapore also can be a pretty cool place if you ask me. The uncle apparently has been doing the same for his other customers. He declines to be named or given recognition cos he feels that it's nothing to make a big fuss of.

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NS – No handouts; Return what is rightfully ours

I read with dismay each time another ex-NSF comrade of mine raises his hand to ask for or suggest a different ‘reward’ or ‘handout’ for the time we spent in NSF. To do so is to buy into and be trapped by the narrative that this government has framed the issue. Their true intent is to turn THE issue of ‘more support and recognition’ for us into one of ‘more handouts, more goodies, more rewards, more benefits’.

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