TL;DR – Water does fall from the sky, but it’s getting more expensive.
In Singapore, we make it a point to respect all religions and faiths. Do Singaporeans also respect if people choose to un-believe / unsubscribe from their religions?
TL;DR – Fake news. Fake news everywhere.
States Times Review falsely claims that Muslims have to give their Friday prayers in the open air due to the insufficient number of mosques in Singapore and that praying in the open air or in any temporary shelter facility outside of a mosque violate the Islamic religion requirements.
I run several online magazines and every once in a while, some displeased individual would write to me and request for a video/photograph/article to be taken down. Threats range from defamation to privacy, annoyingly often misapplying the Personal Data Protection Act. I have refused each one of these requests. For me, a good starting point is the …
All we ask for is fairness, transparency and accountability for our members. These are universal principles which all companies and unions should stand by.
There is a lot the government can do to change the equation, e.g. provide free or heavily subsidised chidlcare, a pre-requisite for an improvement in the fertility rate.
Almost quietly and without much reporting from the mainstream media, Singapore will soon be ensuring that local banks including local subsidiaries of foreign banks are even safer in the brave new world of safer banks.
Too often, it is politicians who utilise hate spin, using religious vigilantes as proxies to propel them into power (or maintain their existing power).
Article on TOC stays. MINDEF can effectively go and fly kite.