Daily Lessons from Life 28 April 2018 - Sgp freelanc writer's piece in NYT
"Diplomat 'cannot recognise' the Singapore painted by Kirsten Han in The New York Times
SINGAPORE — Singapore's ambassador to the United States rebutted a New York Times opinion piece by freelance journalist Kirsten Han, saying she portrayed Singapore as an "authoritarian paradise, where critics of the government are squelched and drug traffickers are hanged".
Mr Ashok Kumar Mirpuri said that he could not recognise the country Ms Han described in her March 29 article, titled "What Trump is Learning from Singapore – and Vice Versa".
Ms Han wrote that US President Donald Trump and the Singapore Government are seemingly drawing lessons from each other on two issues.
The first was Mr Trump's reported interest in learning more about Singapore's approach to drug trafficking, which includes the death penalty. The second was a Singapore parliamentary committee set up to mull over ways to tackle deliberate online falsehoods, or "fake news", which she said hint at "new restrictions on the media"."
1stly picking on Sgp's strict death penalty for drug traffickers that destroyed lives of the addicts, sure called them losers or weaklings, n their families n even communities as inhumane is just plain lame n totally misplaced!!
I can't possibly agree with Ms Han here.
As to the conducts of certain know-it-all n mightier than "Something" minister who spent 6 hours grilling an invitee, i can totally understand the outrage n concern as the minister definitely has abused the process n missing the objectives of the Select Committee on Falsehoods online!!
Yes point out that you disagreed with his interpretation of the issue n on whetever facts presented. State your side of the "facts n interpretation" n move on!!
How decide in such sutuation what is true vs false? who should decide n how? etc. Then it would hv been more productive!!
Ms Han, continues with your challenges n unqestioning the authorities n gives Sgp people an alternative voice. Just be careful not to be able to distinguish murderous drug traffickers that know death penalty awaiting if they exceeded the limit from thuggish behaviours of a Select Committee member!
May diversity reigns n we r able to select the better n best ones!!
I finished in 6hrs50mins in 2015 SCMS. Worst of the 8th attempts!
My 2016 Resolutions
1 Life Long Pursuit always: - at personal level, to be a good father, husband, son, friend and human being; - at work level, to be a professional; practising the 7e Way of leaders;
2 To continue the holistic healthy lifestyle of 'eating right and exercising regularly' so as to keep the weight at 70-71kg and off HBP medication;
3 To continue to find ways to promote the 7e Way of Leaders, to generate revenue from at least 3 sources, and to get article published in established publications;
4 To continue to contribute as Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) with the Probation Services Branch; as Senior Health Ambassador (SHA) for Health Promotion Board (HPB); and some other Volunteer opportunities.
5 To invest wiser and trade wisely to profit from an extremely challenging 2016;
6 To complete the 2016 SCMS on 04 December 2016 under 6.5hrs and raise at least S$5.9k for Singapore Cancer Society!;
7 To always has space for the Unexpected.
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2010 Tour of Amsterdam/Brussels/Paris/Lucerne/Cologne
Family Outside Versailles Palace, France
2009 Dec Tawian Holidays
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Lu's Marathon on 7 Dec 2014
I did it 6hr19sec for the 7th time!
Lu's Marathon on 1 Dec 2013
I did it in 6.16. Worst than 2012 of 6.05 and > Target of 6hrs. Still, I will take it! :-)
Lu's Marathon on 2 Dec 2012
5th Time 6.06 > Goal of 6hrs
Lu's Marathon on 4 Dec 2011
I did it again in 5hrs53min05sec!
Lu's Marathon 05 Dec 2010
I completed my 3rd Marathon - 6hrs 24mins
Lu's Marathon 06 Dec 2009
I Did It AGAIN at 6hr20mins!!
Lu's Marathon 07 Dec 2008
I Dit It! 42.195km in 5hr 53Min 34Sec. My 1st Marathon at 51+ Years Old