This post really has nothing to do with social media, but i tot from a communications point of view, it was worth mentioning.
1) Firstly, about the foreign workers dormitory which was set to build in serangoon gardens. Residents have protested against the idea due to reasons such as security concerns, litter, spoiling the peace and tranquility.
Like all issues, it’s sparked a chain reaction. We have PRs claiming how they’re being treated unfairly in the forums column. In addition, we have locals standing up for foreigners in Singapore saying that our law keeps them at bay and that there’s too much for them to risk…
What would you have to say if you had to convince the residents that the workers absolutely had to stay at Gardens due to costings and convenience?
My personal opinion? I don’t really care if they move in or not, people have to realize that we’re a global country. My own backyard (used to be a nice field and forested area) was cleared to plant grass for sale! I’ve got foreign workers working around this new plantation but nothings changed except for the landscape. So really, are we worrying too much?
2) The beef between Preston University in Singapore and the Straits Times. ST has cited Preston as one of the universities where it’s a degree mill and any1 can purchase a degree. Preston announced yesterday that its not true and that they are a well established university, yada yada….
Now ST has claimed that it’s still standing by its claims… Being a communications side on Preston is going to be tough considering the media landscape here. (Yeah, one big Newspaper company). To go against one of your stakeholders is not something pleasant and not somewhere i wouldn’t wanna put my shoes in.
3) The Thailand crisis… This one’s kindda long so I’ve just put up a link where u can read most of the story yourself… If declaring a state of emergency doesn’t work, all i can say is good luck and let’s see how Thailand plays out its own politics. Or is someone gonna intervene if things get outta hand?
Considering tourism is one of the biggest sources of national income, i hope thy get over this soon…
Check out this blog for more news, its quite an interesting and humorous read.
4) Lastly, organ trading in Singapore? Tang Wee Sung got in jail for a day, the middle man for a few months together with the seller. The debate still rages on, should we sell our organs? Like all law cases, they’re always looking at the intention. No different this time when the debate is with regards to the intention to sell and to what end can it achieve?
To sell an organ for money in order to save a love one who has high medical bills? Seems right…
To sell an organ and make money? Trading…
Then there’s the issue of “It’s my bloody kidney!!”….
So nothing to do with social media, been pretty busy this week. But here ya go, 4 things which caught my eye in the news this week.
Would love to hear your thoughts on any of this issues.