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#YearningForJustice : A mother's musings to her future child

Singaporean Han Hui Hui started blogging in 2007. Within a decade, blogging leads her to vlogging, making YouTube videos, meeting people in public, being part of public gatherings, interrogated by the Singapore police, charged in court by the Attorney-General's Chambers, fined by the authority, imprisoned by the establishment, deported by the Malaysian immigration back to Singapore under the demand of the Singapore government in 2017... To grow from a secondary school student in 2007 under the public eye, to have social media platforms being scrutinised by the people, to the extent of having public funds being used to pay the Attorney-General's Chambers so that they can type transcripts of Hui Hui's videos in order to coerce her via an unwritten law - a jail sentence of 18 years and a fine of SGD$600,000 in 2017 is something no one has, and hopefully no one will have to experience. In 2018, the gratitude to be nominated by the International Federation for Human Ri

Life as a mother of two boys before 30 in Singapore

Life as a mother in Singapore is not normal because the general marriage rate for men was 35.7 marriages per thousand unmarried men aged 15 to 49 years old in 2020, and the rate for women was 34.9 in 2020. In fact, a total of 22,651 marriages were registered in 2020 - a 10.9 per cent fall from 25,434 in 2019. Life as a mother before 30 in Singapore is not normal because the median age of resident live births for first-time mothers was 31.0 years at the time of giving birth. In fact, Chinese, Malay and Indian mothers have their first child at 31.7, 28.1 and 30.0 years, respectively. Life as a mother of two boys before 30 in Singapore is not normal because Singaporeans suffering from primary infertility and secondary infertility have increased, resulting in Singapore's total fertility rate (TFR) falling to a historic low of 1.1 in 2020. In fact, the latest report showed that 38,590 babies were born in 2020, a 1.8 per cent fall from the 39,279 births registered in 2019. Most people

SINGAPORE: Preschool Education System

According to #pap #pcf #sparkletots Assistant CEO Ms Tan Lee Jee, Temasek (whose CEO is Ho Ching) provides funds to PCF (whose head is the PM: Lee Hsien Loong) and according to Lee Kuan Yew, our CPF was invested via Temasek, is there any conflict of interest?     On 12 June 2021, I attended PAP Community Foundation preschool Q and A but my questions were not answered. 1. What percentage of Singaporean children are enrolled in PCF? According to PCF website, there are 360 preschools for 40,000 children age six years and below. According to Singstat website, about 40k children were born each year, totalling to about 240k children age six years and below.     2. According to PCF assistant CEO (on 12 June 2021) the fees for kindergarten is $160 but it's stated to be $171.20 on the website due to a 7% GST, may I know if lower income families need to pay GST since the GST was implemented to help the poor instead of being a burden to the poor? $11.20 for 12 months is $134.40 per year per

Singapore Police Force released two clips of body-worn camera footage

Yesterday, 25 May 2021, Singapore Police Force released two clips of body-worn camera footage from an incident in Yishun involving officers who had engaged an elderly woman who was not wearing a mask in public: https://m.facebook.com/singaporepoliceforce/videos/1254061671717998/ Law and Home Affairs Minister said a viral video of police pointing finger at an elderly was a cynical, unethical and malicious attack on the police: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/police-release-body-camera-footage-from-yishun-incident-involving-elderly-woman-who-was This is not the first time Singapore police release camera recordings. Previously, Singapore Police Force also released the CCTV for 73-year-old Madam Josephine Savarimuthu showing "video recordings of the sequence of events during the time ... in police custody": https://huihui247.blogspot.com/2017/03/singapores-police.html Such Public Relations that Singapore Police and Ministers are building with the public yet not releasing t

Slavery, just like defamation laws, has been on the statute books for decades, if not centuries.

In response to questions from Bloomberg, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said defamation laws weren’t meant to stop people from criticizing the government or politicians, but anyone alleging corruption or attacking someone’s reputation must prove the allegation. He added it was “absurd” to suggest that about 2,000 contributors to a fundraising campaign constituted a “public backlash” to the libel laws, saying “far more” people routinely attended election rallies and other events in Singapore. “Defamation laws have been on the statute books for decades,” Shanmugam said. “Wouldn’t it follow therefore that a significant majority of Singaporeans support the defamation laws, since they have supported the government through the decades?” Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-17/crowdfunding-helps-singapore-bloggers-pay-damages-from-leaders-defamation-suits Given Minister Shanmugam's logic, means slavery is more supported than defamation? Since slavery was in

My first time at the police station in 2021

My first time at the police station in 2021 Posted by Han Hui Hui 韩慧慧 on  Friday, 7 May 2021   Yesterday was my first time at the police station in 2021. I haven't been posting the past few days because of ongoing investigation, and I have to arrange for a way to bring both my babies to the police station as they are still breastfeeding via latching. Online comments will then show many people taking issues with breastfeeding via latching. First, most mothers in Singapore don't even have breast milk to begin with. Second, even if they have breast milk, it's usually insufficient so they have to complement with formula. Third, there are mothers who have breast milk, but they do not breastfeed at all cause they bottle-feed instead. I've breastfed and still breastfeeding two babies every single day of my life for two years and counting. I travelled for both pregnancies, I breastfed during conferences, I breastfed during pregnancy on flights, and I travelled all the

Singapore hospital to compensate 180 misdiagnosed breast cancer patients who received unnecessary treatment

At least 200 patients were wrongly classified as having a more aggressive form of breast cancer than their actual condition due to a lab error at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), Senior Minister of State for Health Koh Poh Koon said in Parliament on 4 Jan 2021. Of these, eight patients were treated at private hospitals and 192 patients at government-run hospitals. Eight patients are pending retests. Responding to questions about the efficacy of the test and why it took eight years for the problem to surface, Dr Koh said that testing for HER2 is a complex process and it took years for a significantly higher-than-normal positivity rate to appear before it was clear there was an issue with the results. Dr Koh also clarified that although KTPH is reassessing results from 2012, it does not mean that all the results since 2012 were wrong. “It may well be that the errors could have occured in the last three months or six months (but) KTPH is being prudent and careful by going back … all the

Old VS New PSLE scoring system

In Singapore, PSLE is the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) system, which is for 12-year-old to enter secondary schools next year. Entry scores released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on 27 April 2021 showed that the lowest entry score for even the most popular schools will start at 6, rather than a perfect score of 4. It's claimed that Primary 6 pupils vying to enter top schools will not need a perfect score. Under the new scoring system, each standard-level PSLE subject will be scored using eight bands known as achievement levels (ALs). Each pupil will be given AL scores from 1 to 8 for each subject. A pupil’s total PSLE score will be the sum of the ALs of the four subjects, with the best possible total score being 4. Under the Old PSLE scoring system: Band 1 is A* for 91-100 Band 2 is A for 75-90 Band 3 is B for 60-74 Band 4 is C for 50-59 Band 5 is D for 35-49 Band 6 is E for 20-34 Band 7 is U for 0-19 U actually means ungraded and anything below 50 is considered as

Minister Ong Ye Kun is now wordless because the Prime Minister wants to shuffle him from Minister of Transport to Minister of Health

Former Minister for Transport from 1 October 2015 to 26 July 2020 Khaw Boon Wan stepped down after the public transport in Singapore breakdown countlessly. Current Minister for Transport from 27 July 2020 to 14 May 2021 Ong Ye Kung took over but transport in Singapore continue to have problems countlessly. Cable fault on 14 October https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/attempt-to-fix-power-cable-fault-led-to-chain-reaction-that-worsened-wednesdays-train Signal fault on 28 December https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/signalling-fault-hits-downtown-line-during-evening-peak-hours-sbs-transit Train incident on 25 February https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/east-west-mrt-services-disrupted-after-person-enters-tunnel-and-is-killed Door fault on 19 March https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/platform-door-fault-causes-morning-delay-during-peak-hours-along-north-south-line Train halt on 28 March https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/train-service-disruptions-on-the-north-ea

43,000 HDB BTO households affected by delay, but only 240 households were assisted with Interim Rental Housing (IRH) flats

On 5 April 2021, the Ministry of National Development declared in the Singapore Parliament that construction at all 89 ongoing HDB BTO projects has resumed following the Circuit Breaker period last year. However, project timelines have been affected due to the Circuit Breaker period, strict safe management measures put in place for work at construction sites to resume, and global supply chain disruptions and manpower shortages within the construction industry. About 85% of these ongoing BTO projects have been delayed by about 6 to 9 months beyond the Estimated Completion Dates (ECDs) originally indicated to buyers during project launches. As at end Feb 2021, HDB has updated about 43,000 affected households on the delay, of which around 240 households were assisted with Interim Rental Housing (IRH) flats. Source: https://www.mnd.gov.sg/newsroom/parliament-matters/q-as/view/written-answer-by-ministry-of-national-development-on-managing-the-construction-backlog-of-bto-flats-that-have-been

Review of Diapers in Singapore (10 brands we’ve bought and tried) Pee-Ka-Poo, Drypers, Huggies, Amico, MamyPoko, Merries, Pampers, Offspring, Bambo Nature, Moony

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  Pampers Premium Care Tapes Newborn (0-5kg) $27.90 for 70 pieces Bambo Nature Baby Diaper Size 1 (2-5kg) $16.10 for 28 pieces Offspring Ultra-Thin Newborn Diapers (0-4kg) $12.50 for 22 pieces Fashion Diapers S Size (3-6kg) $19.90 for 48 pieces MamyPoko Air Fit Tape Diaper New Born (0-5kg) $25.95 for 90 pieces Air Fit Tape Diaper S (4-8kg) $25.95 for 84 pieces Moony Tape Diapers Newborn (0-5kg) $26.95 for 90 pieces Tape Diapers S (4-8kg) $26.95 for 84 pieces Amico Tape Diapers NB96 x 2 packs (0-5kg) $45.90 for 192 pieces Tape Diapers S88 x 2 packs (4-8kg) $45.90 for 176 pieces Tape Diapers M68 x 2 packs (6-11kg) $45.90 for 136 pieces Tape Diapers L58 x 2 packs (9-14kg) $45.90 for 116 pieces Huggies Platinum Justborn Diapers (0-3.5kg) $11.40 for 24 pieces Platinum Diapers New Born (0-5kg) $11.40 for 30 pieces Platinum Diapers S (4-8kg) $22.95 for 82 pieces Platinum Diapers M (6-11kg) $22.95 for 64 pieces Platinum Diapers L (9-14kg) $22.95 for 54 pieces Platinum Nature Made Diapers - New

Born In Singapore: Birth Without Doctor, During A Pandemic

Hi everyone, I have given birth in KK Hospital with my Singapore born Singaporean husband in the delivery ward with me despite the coronavirus :) I gave birth to my first child less than one and a half years ago: https://huihui247.blogspot.com/2019/06/born-in-singapore-birth-without-doctor.html For both deliveries, I didn't have a doctor and I didn't have any epidural. During my first delivery, I entered the delivery ward and I was breastfeeding in less than an hour. In my second delivery, I pushed for half the duration that I did in my first delivery. I'm thankful that I survived both experiences without epidural. It was last reported that in 2014, KKH's Department of Women's Anaesthesia administered about 5,000 labour epidurals. Epidural is injected into the epidural space of the spinal cord to relieve pain during childbirth. Women during childbirth often have to bear the repeated needle jabs while receiving spinal anaesthesia and risk complications such as ne

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