“Erasing the narrative of migrant communities from the documentary sends the message that their stories do not matter, and that they are disposable. Their stories need to be told, and as an audience, we demand to hear them.”
Given that Nas Daily has been outspoken in his praise for the Singapore Government, will the authorities turn a blind eye to his potential political activities and efforts to influence local politics or will they enforce the law equally?
In one corner is Sitoh Yih Pin, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and in the other, Jose Raymond who is an elections noob from the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP).
Prior to his civilian career, Desmond Kuek was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2007-2010, holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
The actual cost of hosting the historic summit incurred by the Singapore Government was approximately S$16.3 million.
7 SAF and Hometeam servicemen died in 2018 – 3 suicides, 3 training deaths, and one from abuse. The circumstances behind some of them would spark nationwide debates on the safety of NSFs and regulars, abuse in the armed forces, and the cost of national service.
It appears that the government does not trust you to make your own choices regarding your personal health, and they have decided to play the role of an obsessed, control-freak parent – dictating what you can or cannot drink.
Having 3 veteran opposition politicians eliminated could spell disaster for the WP, allowing the PAP to reclaim Aljunied GRC, which they lost in 2011. Historically, bankruptcy has been used as a tool to target political opponents.
While many academics and the Government have weighed in with their views, there is a deafening silence from the group which is directly affected by the policy ban on e-cigarettes. This crucial debate is taking place without the voice of the smoker being heard.