yaccob ibrahim

IF ELECTED MP & MINISTERS CANNOT RAISE & DISCUSS SENSITIVE ISSUES, PAY THEM MILLION DOLLAR SALARY FOR WHAT?

Responding to PAP Minister Masagos Zulkifli's criticism of WP MP Faisal Manap for repeatedly raising the tudung issue in Parliament and causing division in Singapore, netizen Didi Dada asked if an MP or a Minister's job is not to bring up and discuss sensitive issues in Parliament then what do the taxpayers in Singapore pay them million dollar salary for?

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PAP'S MEDIA CENSORSHIP IS DUMBING DOWN S'POREANS & DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD

Media control has resulted, for instance, in prime-time fare on MediaCorp channels comprising almost entirely gameshows, sitcoms, and TV dramas. The few current affairs programmes on offer are effectively government infomercials. Decades of censorship and strict administration of Lee-ism have made Singapore virgin territory as far as critical thinking goes. It should be unneeded to point out that the dumbing down of society kneecaps our quest to transform our economy.

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PAP MINISTER YACCOB SLAMMED FOR DEMEANING REMARKS ABOUT PEOPLE IN GEYLANG SERAI

Yaacob Ibrahim has confirmed that he won't run for the elected Presidency. Well, if a role that is reserved for a Malay is now seen to be still meritocratic, then you can simply extend that argument to any position in government. I think it's regrettable that there is a derogatory remark about the people in Geylang Serai. "Even for the elected president, you don't just pick up somebody from Geylang Serai - the person must qualify, the person must earn the respect of all Singaporeans,"

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Yakult Ibrahim: Committee to address concerns of Malays over loyalty 'unnecessary'

The formation of a committee to address the concerns of Malay-Muslims over how their loyalty to the nation is viewed is "not necessary", Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said on Thursday. This is because even though there might be "perceptions in the community" that must be dealt with, there have been improvements in the achievements of the Malay-Muslim community that should not be ignored, he said, echoing the comments made by Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (Ang Mo Kio GRC) in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Yaacob Ibrahim to visit Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook on US trip

Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, will be in the United States from tomorrow till next Sunday to study the latest developments in the infocomm and media (ICM) sectors. He will also explore opportunities for possible partnerships, a statement from the Ministry of Communications and Information said on Saturday.

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Syariah Divorce in Singapore - some quick lessons

Firstly the Syariah court comes under the MFLA - and specifically section 56A gives it complete authority (except by appeal to the president). This wasn't always the case but after the 9/11 arrests here the government 'may' have given this up as a way of swinging the vote back (purely my personal belief - I'm happy to be corrected on this). I mention this because some people still mistakenly believe that the High Court can over ride a bad Syariah court judgement - it cannot and you know the chances of an appeal to the president!

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Can -- and should -- the internet be tamed in Singapore?

The government and mainstream media sometimes seem fixated with what happens online. Perhaps seeing it as a threat to their monopoly on power and narrative, they are eager to paint the online community as the “Wild Wild West” where battles have to be fought. Creative acronyms like DRUMS (Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears) are created to depict the Internet as a place of irresponsible trouble-makers. Everyone who isn’t with them is, apparently, a troll.

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