Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bully on SMRT train

Reference: Action against MRT bully? What about man who threatened Amos Yee?
K Shanmugam Sc's Facebook post
The Singaporean blind spot that gets so glaring at times

The background: Someone who looks like a foreigner scolds a local guy and wants to pick up a fight. The local guy ignores the whole thing and a Malay guy stands up for up by scolding the bully.

I find it interesting that K Shanmugam has come out on Facebook asking for the employer of the bully to "take some action, against him". Yes, there's no law against bullying people in Singapore. Is that why Shanmugam has to imply action to be taken?

Another very interesting article relating to this incident is the one written by Limpeh. It's about how apathetic Singaporeans are. It's so scary it's true. Read it.

MCE accident caused by moron driver

Dangerous drivers should be taken off the road. Simple as that.

PLEASE PASS THIS MSG AROUND!! My brother and his wife met into an accident a few days back, a cut-short video has been circulating around. This is the full video of the incident. Toyota driver is still unknown. To anyone who witnessed this accident or have any information please PM me straight. Thank you!! Your help is highly appreciated.

Posted by Syahdirwan Jumari on Saturday, 11 July 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Looks like there's no COI for SMRT's July 2015 disruption

Reference: COI for latest MRT disruption "unnecessary": Lui Tuck Yew

"Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said he did not think another COI - which was convened for the Dec 2011 breakdowns - was necessary."

Yeah, that's because the previous COI was pretty useless as we are still having these problems with train disruptions. How many times are there already? Did anyone count? Was anyone held accountable?

What is accountability? How are the salaries of SMRT management determined? How are the salaries tied to the performance of the transport network?

Monday, July 6, 2015

Amos Yee given 4-week backdated jail term

Reference: Amos Yee given 4-week backdated jail term; blogger is 'remorseful', says lawyer

So Amos Yee has been released because of the 4-week backdated jail term he was given. Good for him. I felt that the length of the sentence is just right. I've a friend who felt that it should be 4 months. But a whole lot more thought that the government was too tough and should just "give chance" (that boat has sailed off long ago).

Anyway, I found it interesting that it is the lawyer who said that the blogger was remorseful. What's interesting is it is not Amos Yee who said that he's remorseful. He definitely looks shaken from all the photos plastered online. But is he remorseful? So far we have not heard a single apology from him. Personally, I hope he has learned a bit of humility and that thing called responsibility.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Anyhow Hantam on Mary Toh & Amos Yee

Reference: Only Mary Toh Can Save Amos Yee

What a smart article. Go read it.

It's rare to find a blog whose author actually thinks analytically.