Tag Archives: Trust

CAN WE TRUST THE POLICE TO BE IMPARTIAL & GIVE US JUSTICE?

The police chose to take no action against a hooligan who punched a driving instructor. Yet the person who slapped Amos Yee was arrested and jailed. Why the difference in standards? Based on my understanding, Voluntarily Causing Hurt is a non-arrestable offence. So that means if you punch someone, you won’t get arrested? Let’s go try it now! Can we really trust in a system that works in favor of the offender?

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DR CHEE: PM LEE FAILED TO EXPLAIN 5 MONTHS DELAY IN HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently commented on the hepatitis C scandal, saying that “we also always have to be open and transparent with the public and with the patients about what has happened because we must maintain public confidence, and trust in the healthcare system.” Undoubtedly. Mr Lee, however, omitted that there must also be trust in the political system to ensure the safety of the people. He failed to mention that the Infectious Disease Act (IDA) mandates that infectious diseases be promptly reported to Ministry of Health (MOH).

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VOTE FOR THE PARTY WHOM YOU TRUST TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY?

Hougang town council was running a deficit, they took over Aljunied, a town council which was in surplus (following the 2011 General Election). They took over Punggol East from Pasir Ris-Punggol town council which was also in surplus. Now the whole Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) is in deficit,” “How did that happen, how did a large surplus turn into deficit? Where did the money go?”

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CAN YOU TRUST A FRIEND WHO BORROW MONEY BUT REFUSE TO PAY BACK ON DUE DATE?

Suppose you have a friend who borrowed money from you and promised to return to you in full at a specific date. But as the day draws nearer, he keeps coming up with various excuses not to pay you back, even accusing that you will blow it all away on women, gambling and all sort of ill habits. He claims that it is for your own good that he is not paying you back.

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LEE KUAN YEW USED FEAR TO STAY IN POWER

LKY was a man who was respected, but importantly not loved by all. He used fear to stay in power. From the inception of Singapore’s independence – when it was expelled from Malaysia – the ideas of ‘vulnerability’ and ‘survival’ were used to justify decisions. A main point of contention goes that LKY sparred with Western critics over democracy and human rights, with LKY dismissing these ideas as not part of ‘Asia’s values.’

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EDELMAN SURVEY: MORE LOCAL LOSING TRUST IN SINGAPORE GOVT

Singapore has slipped in an online survey on the level of trust people have in institutions such as the government, business and the media. It fell two spots to fifth, behind the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Indonesia and China, in this year's Edelman Trust Barometer. Last year, it was third, behind China and the UAE. This year's fall in ranking is due to waning confidence in all four areas covered in the survey: government, media, business and non-governmental organisations (NGO).

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Only 26% of Singaporeans Trust the PAP Government Leaders

When the government responded to Catherine Lim's open letter to the Prime Minister about a crisis in trust on 13 June 2014, it chose to cite only one major indicator of the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer , namely the survey result that showed 75% of Singaporeans trust government institutions; this, it claimed, proved that the vast majority trust the government. But a second key indicator gave a different dimension, namely that only 26% of Singaporeans trust their government leaders to tell the truth

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Majority of Singaporeans Still Have Trust in the Government

HAVING read author Catherine Lim's open letter to the Prime Minister that Singaporeans no longer trust the Government ("Govt refutes author's claims over public trust"; last Saturday), I found her comments too sweeping and too heavily based on singular incidents that are independent of one another.

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Tan Cheng Bock: CPF saga shows that Singaporeans have a lack of trust in the Government

The current heated discussion on CPF boils down to a question of a lack of public trust. Most Singaporeans have high expectations of realising some cash after their retirement. Changes made to the CPF and the constant reminder that they may not have enough disposable income when they grow old, created a sense of insecurity. This is backed by the fact that only half of active CPF account holders have enough to meet the minimum sum requirement. To add to the anxiety, the minimum sum was increased recently resulting in less disposable money for their retirement.

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