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Friday, January 19, 2018

Daily Lessons from Life 19 January 2018 - One must pay to vandalize public security devices!

"Man jailed 4 months for vandalising police cameras at HDB block

INGAPORE: A 52-year-old man was sentenced to four months’ jail on Friday (Jan 19) for vandalising police cameras, causing damage worth S$980, because he was in a “bad mood”.
Lim Sin Ann pleaded guilty to two counts of vandalism on Friday. Another two charges, including one for stealing a PAssion card, were taken into consideration during sentencing.
Lim admitted that while in a bad mood in the early hours of Nov 6, 2017, he decided to burn three police cameras, also known as POLCAMs, at Block 212 Boon Lay Place.
To reach the cameras, Lim stood on a stool he had retrieved from his flat. He then set some newspapers alight and held it up to the camera. Lim did this to three POLCAMs, using an umbrella to shield himself from the cameras each time.
As a result of the vandalism, the lenses of the POLCAMs were blackened, and subsequent recording was “significantly blurred”, Deputy Public Prosecutor Kayal Pillay said.
Each POLCAM cost the Singapore Police Force S$327 to repair, she said, noting Lim did not make restitution."
Not sure why Mr Kim was moody nor if he has some more serious mental health issue. However from his ability n awareness to shield himself using an umbrella shows that he was not totally acting blindly! Otherwise he might hv gotten off on some mental health issues.
Vandalizing public properties is already not to be tolerated much less damaging public security devices set up to monitor bad folks m protecting innocent citizens m residents; not to mention visitors/tourists!
Not sure if Mr Kim is working n if he will lose his job due to this indiscretipn. 
Blessed him n hope he is not too hard done by. There r always consequences for not so good behaviours!!

Daily Lessons from Life 16-18 January 2018 - SMRT in the news??

Was in Beijing since 16/1 night n now catching up on comments on news worthy news!!

"SMRT'schief spokesman quits; more management changes on the cards

SINGAPORE - SMRT's vice-president of corporate communications Patrick Nathan has resigned from the rail operator.
The Straits Times understands Mr Nathan, 56, is now serving out his notice, but has not told his team when his last day is and who will replace him.
In what is seen as a start of management changes at a company besieged with massive breakdowns, serious safety breaches and questionable work culture, Mr Nathan's resignation came amid other appointments in SMRT.
The former national security specialist joined SMRT in 2011 to head its security and emergency planning department following a vandalism case at its Bishan depot.
Two years later, he was picked to become SMRT chief spokesman after Ms Kalai Natarajan, a public relations veteran, quit the post suddenly after five months in the job.
The public's call for change at SMRT has become louder since the latest spate of incidents, which included a tunnel flooding that was traced to wilful negligence of maintenance.
Observers are expecting chief executive Desmond Kuek to step down as well."
At least this news has nothing to do with breakdowns of services!
While one want to be objective n not judged if a national security specialist can be good at Corp communication, the results showed not so good trend. So, it seems Mr Nathan has been asked to do a task that he is out of depth! Maybe his bosses disagree n believe he is doing well in communicating the Corp messages!!??
If so, it may indicate, again, poor mgt judgement n assignment of roles n responsibilities by senior leaders!!
Anyway, the current Group CEO can probably pack his bag n get ready for a promotion to another Temasek companies g8ven his past appointment as Chief of Defense Force!! Or maybe Temasek has learned to be more responsible to use taxpayer's money in hiring "best in class" mgt besides just taking care of ex-early retired armed forces type??
Majulah SMRT under the new leadership!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Daily Lessons from Life 15 January 2018 - A lighter moment?

"3 women arrested for being naked in public, 5 for drug offences

SINGAPORE: Eight women have been arrested in a late-night raid of public entertainment outlets, said the police in a news release on Monday (Jan 15). 
The joint operation with the Central Narcotics Bureau took place last Thursday. It started at 11pm and went on for six hours.
Three of the women were arrested for appearing nude in public. Among them, two were also suspected of flouting employment and immigration laws. 
The other five women were arrested for suspected drug-related offences. Channel NewsAsia understands that the women were all arrested at Cuppage Plaza. 
Investigations against the suspects are ongoing, said the police."

Hmm. Why would the 3 women be naked in public? As for drug related offences, any human, male or female, can be addicted to drug! That's how it is!!

Anyway, a release of sort from the dire news of Trump tweeting about some countries r like "shxthole" or some French radio woman saying woman can "orgasm during a rape" or the H&M fashion company's online advert of a black kid titled: "The monkey in a garden" or something to that effect! i.e. the world media full of people saying unbelievably STUPID THINGS n expect the rest of the world to be as moronic n idiotic as them!!

Blessed the enforcement officers n the 8 ladies arrested. 

ps: great to see PM Lee n Msia PM Najib officially opening the joint development properties of the Duo n Marina One.