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PAP MINISTERS TELL CHINA TO NOT MEGAPHONE DIPLOMACY BUT OWNSELF CAN?

Speaking in Parliament today, PAP Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that the seizure of the Terrex vehicles by HK authorities should not be politicised and that S'pore did not see the need to engage in "megaphone diplomacy" to resolve the issue. Isn't it strange that at that time, Vivian and his master Lee Hsien Loong didn't see the wisdom of not engaging in such "megaphone" diplomacy in respect of China but try to persuade it quietly behind the scenes as a "neutral" friend?

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WOMENS RIGHTS GRP UPSET AFTER PAP MINISTER USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO JUSTIFY DEATH PENALTY

Recent comments from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, using the issue of violence against women to justify the death penalty. Street assaults by strangers may be relatively uncommon here, but they are certainly not unheard of, as shown by the steady flow of media reports of public transport assault and upskirting cases. What women and girls who face violence need is usually not a system of extreme punishments, but more awareness and support from others around them, as well as more robust and sensitive procedures for enabling and encouraging reporting and intervention.

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN COOLING DAY COCKUP, SABO-ED BY TWITTER GLITCH?

Aiyoh! Last GE Kate Spade already kena jialat jialat for posting on cooling day then this time Vivian Balakrishnan go and post on his Twitter this morning at 1:52am. See liao right, I notice something funny leh. Seems like that particular tweet keep repeating itself randomly on his twitter over the past 5 days! I think it is more like twitter got some glitch or what because the original tweet appears on 6 Sep but then keep repeating 7 more times after that. Vivi why you never ownself check ownself??

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN: HAWKER CENTRE RENTAL IS CHEAP

I believe that hawker centres are a unique feature of life in Singapore - where everyone can eat and socialise in an informal unpretentious place with affordable & delicious local food. There have always been questions about rental rates. The reality is that rentals constitute a small fraction of the overall cost of running a hawker stall. The major cost drivers are actually ingredients and manpower.

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN: GOVT TO INSTALL SMART SCREENS AT ALL HDB BLOCKS

The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources will be installing smart sceens at all the lift landings of all public housing blocks. The screens will provide useful information on transport and weather for the community such as projecting information on bus timings, weather conditions and community events within each precinct. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Internet of Things (IoT) Asia conference, Dr Balakrishnan said the move was meant to foster greater cohesion among residents.

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