Jamus’ bold suggestion ignores the deterrent effect of criminal records

Jamus' bold suggestion ignores the deterrent effect of Criminal Record Singapore

A Zaobao article by Giam Meng Tuck describes WP Jamus Lim’s proposal to eliminate criminal records of non-violent crimes as naive and lacking in research. Mr Giam also pointed out that while the Opposition often fights for transparency, what the Government tries to do is balancing transparency with what is in the best interest of […]

Sengkang GRC residents unhappy with estate management

Sengkang GRC

More than half a year after the general election in 2020, life is settling back to ‘normal’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Sengkang GRC‘s residents are also settling down to a new normal under Workers’ Party. What do residents there have to say? Change of term contractor; 1 to 2 months needed to arrange manpower before […]

Netizens react to PSP’s concerns over use of TraceTogether data to investigate crimes

TraceTogether PSP

In a statement published on its Facebook page, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) expressed concerns over the use of TraceTogether data for police investigations. In the process, they also displayed their ignorance of the TraceTogether Programme. These are the horrible errors in PSP’s statement: “… we are concerned that the TraceTogether apps unnecessarily expose users’ locations […]

What’s the furore over TraceTogether for criminal investigation all about?

PDPA TraceTogether

Some laws override others. For example, if the police require information for their investigation, one cannot cite the PDPA to refuse to provide the information. Can you then say that you were misled by the PDPA? You won’t because common sense prevails. Essentially, Minister of State (Home Affairs) Desmond Tan was describing the scope of […]

Will the real Lee Hsien Yang please stand up?

Lee Hsien Yang

In 2017, two years after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, “Oxley” became a household lexicon that was linked with “shame” and “deceit”. A scandalous family feud, not just of any family but of the prominent Lee family, erupted and caused a furore. Fast forward three years to 2020, now Singaporeans just want it to […]

Mother fears special needs son will lose job with minimum wage

minimum wage special needs disabilities persons

Persons with disabilities¹ are not a homogenous group of people. There are people with disabilities whose productivity level will be low and they work under supervision as well. Work is encouraged as it gives a sense of independence and dignity, and a meaningful way to spend time, a social engagement as well which is good […]