Ignorance helps keep the PAP in power

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Ignorance is what keeps the PAP in power. So citizens will not question the most undemocratic Presidential elections about to come into human history. Citizens will not ask why some people can take so many money, keep so many money, and yet keep things so opaque, and still get ‘trusted’.

But is it bliss ignorance? Because ignorance also means we are not informed about world events and information. That we are not able to make wise decisions, appreciate the truth and beauty in the world. Unable to communicate intelligently with the rest of the educated world.

All these for the PAP’s benefit at the people’s expense.

Read also: Singaporeans misguided about factual reality of Singapore

 

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Singapore Police: Joshua Wong needs work permit to speak through us, even through Skype

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In yet another show of its babaric and dictatorial ways, the PAP government has – through its police force – embarked on investigating a video-conferencing event which took place between some Singaporean activists and Joshua Wong, the Umbrealla Movement activist of Hong Kong.

Apparently, the activists needed a ‘work permit’ (sic) for the event, but had not been granted one. The organiser, Jolavan Wham, went ahead though, and later recounted being questioned ‘professionally’ by the police who even ‘shared a few light moments’ with him. The event was also attended by co-organiser Rachel Zeng, online journalist Kirsten Han, and activist Seelan Palay.

Some years back, the Singapore police had similarly probed an SDP teleconferecing event which involved talking through the internet to the PAP’s hated ‘fugitives’ aka political exiles, Francis Seow and Tang Fong Har. The police had then went to look into whether the event had breached the state’s laws.

The PAP has always sought to use “foreign interference” as an excuse to bar outpost characters from participating in local political events to give their takes and insights, even when such individuals were true-blue Singaporeans who lost their citizenship and rights to what seems like political injustice.

More here: Police investigating conference in which Joshua Wong spoke for breach of work permit condition

Does Singapore really expect China to give ‘reasons’ for tanks seizure?

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So many weeks have passed, and even the China-stolen US underwater surveillance device has been returned, and our 9 newly-bought tanks are still held in Hong Kong.

China had earlier given the go-ahead to get back the tanks, which were detained due to lack of proper ‘paperwork’. But our Defence Minister, Ng Eng Hen had decided to ‘ask China to give legal reasons’ for the seizure, before getting back the tanks. Something which China – expectedly – would not adhere to.

Given the sensitivity of the Taiwan issue on China’s agenda, it would have been silly to think that China would go so low to accede to our demands, so why?

Even America – including Trump – did not react that way when China brazenly stole their vessel which was operating fully legally underneath border waters, so why did PAP act this way? Is it really so low in EQ?

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Netizens help defend MBS against consumers – a strange revelation

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So MBS put up a wrong price tag for its hotel rooms. Someone managed to successfully book it at the low price. And then, MBS came around to say that the price was not right, and he had to agree to pay a higher price or the deal would be cancelled.

Seems like a debatable, if not clear-cut case of illegality on MBS’s side, if you had some basic Business Law knowledge.

But that was not the way most Singaporeans – trained by the PAP’s years of anti-consumer rights-education – seem to see it.

When CNA reported the news, the comment that garnered the most number of likes on its facebook news thread was one that chided the guy for ‘thinking too nice’, sniding: “$65 per night is for the sofa the the main lobby”.

Another 82-like comment was more intellectual, and attempted to go into the law and asked the guy to “prove beyond reasonable doubt that you’ve been led to believe this was a genuine promo”:

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Some were even harsher, calling the guy ‘naive’, and blamed him for not ‘confirming’ beforehand:

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Luckily, not all stood on MBS’s side:

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And one guy really nailed it:

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China urges U.S. to block transit by Taiwan president

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during an interview in Luque, Paraguay, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during an interview in Luque, Paraguay, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

China called on U.S. officials on Tuesday not to let Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pass through the United States en route to Guatemala next month, days after President-elect Donald Trump irked Beijing by speaking to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent.

The U.S. State Department appeared to reject the call, saying that such transits were based on “long-standing U.S. practice, consistent with the unofficial nature of (U.S.) relations with Taiwan.”

China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, whom it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province.

Her call with Trump on Friday was the first between a U.S. president-elect or president and a Taiwanese leader since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979.

Tsai is due to visit Guatemala, one of Taiwan’s small band of diplomatic allies, on Jan. 11-12, its foreign minister, Carlos Raul Morales, told Reuters.

Taiwan’s Liberty Times, considered close to Tsai’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party, reported on Monday that she was planning to go through New York early next month on her way to Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Taiwan has not formally confirmed Tsai’s trip but visits to its allies in the region are normally combined with transit stops in the United States and meetings with Taiwan-friendly officials.

The trip would take place before Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20 to replace Democrat Barack Obama and Tsai’s delegation would seek to meet Trump’s team, including his White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, the Liberty Times said.

For the full story, read here.

Singtel fibre breakdown enters 4th day but still no sound from any authority

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As of an hour ago (in fact by the minute), there are still many users surfacing their connection problem with Singtel’s fibre broadband. But no reply or response has been heard from Singtel or IDA since Sunday morning, where they announced that services have been “fully restored”.

As of an hour ago (in fact by the minute), there are still many users surfacing their connection problem with Singtel’s fibre broadband. But no reply or response has been heard from Singtel or IDA since Sunday morning, where they announced that services have been “fully restored”.

It seems like nothing will happen, and if MSM does not report, nothing has happened.

Meanwhile, Singtel’s facebook admin has been caught spewing hate when responding to some commenters:

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Not sure if it’s the real admin though but it looks like it.