Govt mouthpiece at it again – F1 revs up the economy!

I’ll keep it simple because it really speaks for itself. So, here we go.

This is the Straits Times front page on 19 September 2013:

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There are more than a few problems with the report by Melissa Lin and Chia Yan Min but I won’t go into them now. Just the headline alone makes you squirm – you could replace the word “F1” with say, “foreigners” as in “Foreigners rev up the economy”, and it would be true too. Or the word “exports” as in “Export revs up the economy”, or any relevant word, really. “Cats rev up the economy!” Continue reading “Govt mouthpiece at it again – F1 revs up the economy!”

Deplorable and contemptible statement from MHA

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Her son died in prison 3 years ago under very controversial circumstances – and she has been hoping for some explanation into the truth of how he died.

As the matter is now before the courts, I shall not say too much about the case itself. However, I will give my two cents about the entirely deplorable statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 13 September 2013.

The statement was issued in response to the Writ of Summons served on the government, through the Attorney General, on 12 September, by lawyer for the family of Dinesh Raman Chinnaiah, the 21-year old who died in Changi Prison on 27 September 2010.

The writ sought aggravated damages from the government, and laid out the family’s version of the events which took place on that fateful morning in Changi Prison. The writ says that several prison officers had “intentionally assaulted” Dinesh Raman and caused his death. Continue reading “Deplorable and contemptible statement from MHA”