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Who is Yang Jie Xiang (Shane M/ redfanatic)?

Whistle-blowing Singapore hero, Yang Jie Xiang (image via Lianhe Wanbao)
Whistle-blowing Singapore hero, Yang Jie Xiang (image via Lianhe Wanbao)

Yang Jie Xiang who goes by the online moniker, Shane M or redfanatic, is a 23-year-old intern turned hero in Singapore who saved his co-worker from an abusive supervisor.

He secretly recorded a video of his fellow intern being hit and scolded by their then boss, Alan Lee Yew Nam from Encore Services (please boycott and terminate your contract with this company if you are using their software), following which he viraled the video online, seeking help and advice for the victim.

Say NO to Abusive Alan and his company!
Say NO to Abusive Alan and his company!

Here is the full story posted online by Yang: 

Hi all, I had just started an internship and noticed my supervisor constantly bullying my co-worker in the workplace. The abuse were often physical. I managed capture some video of him hitting my co-worker. The victim is shy and doesn’t want t do anything about it. There doesn’t anyone in the workplace that will do anything about this.

I confronted my supervisor about it, but i felt his explanation was insincere.

I need some advice. What should I do about this?

The supervisor was also constantly yelling at my coworker for small things.

The hitting and yelling stopped when I confronted him but this kind of behavior has most likely been going on even before I joined, and will again continue after I leave.

When I confronted him, he brought me to a meeting room and his “explanation” he told me a lot of BS like “do not judge a book by its cover, there is a story behind it”. He said that my colleague apparently has an inferiority complex and apparently my supervisor is trying to “nurture” him to get over it. I felt this was stupid, as how can you nurture someone by hitting them?

The abuse seemed to get worse over time during my first 3 days, on the 3rd day I quickly decided to start recording with my phone when the supervisor started to yell again at my coworker.

I plan to report this to HR on Monday, and maybe write to MOM.

However my coworker is very timid and seems like the kind of guy that will not stand up for himself.

Abusive Alan has since been chided by the deputy secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and nominated Member of Parliament, Heng Chee How. Heng urged the police and the Ministry of Manpower to investigate the case thoroughly, help the victim seek recourse, and press for deterrent action against the culprit.

In a statement on Wednesday, MOM said it is investigating the victim’s employment terms, as well as possible infringements of the Employment Act.

Yang has since been lauded by the public as a hero for stepping forward to expose the abuse.

Singapore is a selfish society where even Singa the Lion, our national mascot for courtesy and kindness can be selfish enough to quit his job when things are not going his way.

We tend to mind our own business and prefer not to rock the boat if our own lives are not affected. I believe most Singaporeans would not have done anything if we were in Yang’s shoes. The victim did not seem to mind being abused. Why fight for someone who is a willing enabler?

Bear in mind that Yang himself was on internship at Abusive Alan’s company. By secretly recording a video in the office, he may have breached his employment contract, risk getting fired from Encore Services and thus failing his internship.

Despite this, Yang did what he deem was the right thing.

Well done. We need more civil-minded youths like Yang Jie Xiang to shape a better Singapore. 🙂

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Getting to Know the Commissioner of the SCDF, Peter Lim Sin Pang and CNB Chief, Ng Boon Gay

Peter Lim Sin Pang and Ng Boon Gay in the headlines of Lianhe Wanbao today (24 Jan 2012)
Peter Lim Sin Pang and Ng Boon Gay in the headlines of Lianhe Wanbao today (24 Jan 2012)

Who are these two dudes?

They are currently in the news for the wrong reason this Chinese New Year.

Via a report in Chinese evening papers, Lianhe Wanbao today, the Commissioner of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Peter Lim Sin Pang, 51, has been suspended from work since last month.

Other than him, Central Narcotic Bureau (CNB) Chief Ng Boon Gay and six other SCDF officials are under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). Two SCDF officials who hold senior ranks are amongst the six under investigation.

Quoting reliable sources, Lianhe Wanbao stated that the case is linked to money and women. There are no further details on the case.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that both Mr Lim and Mr Ng are on leave for now. MHA is due to issue a statement tomorrow.

Meanwhile, let’s get to know these two important guys better through their official resume.

Peter Lim Sin Pang

Peter Lim Sin Pang rubbing shoulder with Singapore's favourite president
Peter Lim Sin Pang rubbing shoulder with Singapore's favourite president

Mr. Peter Lim first joined the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in 1987 as a Fire Safety Engineer. In the course of his career, Mr. Peter Lim assumed various leadership and key management appointments, including Division Commander, Head of the Operations Department in Headquarters, SCDF, Director of the Civil Defence Academy, Assistant Commissioner of the General Staff and Deputy Commissioner of SCDF.

On 20 May 2009, Mr Peter Lim was officially appointed as the Commissioner of SCDF by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr Peter Lim graduated in 1986 from the University of Applied Science, Hamburg, Germany with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has also participated in the Columbia Senior Executive Program in 2003 and the Stanford Executive Program in 2008.

Ng Boon Gay

Ng Boon Gay smiling at our Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean
Ng Boon Gay smiling at our Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean

Mr Ng Boon Gay, 44, joined the Singapore Police Force in 1991 when he was awarded the Local Merit Scholarship. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science 1st Class Honours in Mathematics. He also holds a Master of Business of Administration. In his 19-year career with the SPF during which he rose to the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner, he has held amongst others, key appointments as Commander Tanglin Police Division and Director Manpower Department.

Mr Ng was appointed Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) (刑事侦查局局长) in April 2008. Under his leadership, major crime cases solved include the murder and the recovery of a decomposed body at Lor Sesuai; the highly publicized abduction case at Chiltern Drive; the Kallang knife attacks case and, most recently the Woodlands murder case.

To fight the menace created by the unlicensed moneylending activities, Mr Ng had directed stepped up enforcement actions which resulted in the busting of numerous syndicates and arrests of close to two thousand offenders in the last two years.

Mr Ng had also played a key role in cleaning up the streets from sleaze in Singapore.

In the area of development, Mr Ng has reviewed and enhanced the capabilities of the CID crime and technology forensic capabilities to better support investigations.

As a staff authority in investigation, Mr Ng had reviewed and proposed changes to the set up of the Investigation Branches in the Land Divisions so as to better equip frontline investigators to deal with new challenges.

Mr Ng was involved in the recent amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and has put in place preparation plans for its implementation.

Last but not least, Mr Ng also oversaw the setting up of the Casino Investigation Branch to deal with cases related to the casinos in the Integrated Resorts.

LATEST UPDATE – MHA MEDIA RELEASE ON PETER LIM SIN PANG AND NG BOON GAY:

24 January 2012
SCDF and CNB Officers assisting in CPIB investigation

Former Commissioner Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Mr Peter Lim Sin Pang and former Director of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Mr Ng Boon Gay are currently assisting the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in its investigations into allegations of serious personal misconduct.

2 Investigations began in end December 2011 in the case of Mr Ng Boon Gay and in early January 2012 in the case of Mr Peter Lim Sin Pang. Both officers were placed on leave from their duties when the investigations commenced. Their duties have been covered by their respective deputies. Taking into account the current status of the investigations, both will be interdicted from their duties with effect from 25 January 2012, pending disciplinary proceedings.

3 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has also decided to appoint Mr Eric Yap Wee Teck and Mr Ng Ser Song to assume command of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) respectively with effect from 1 February 2012. This is to ensure leadership continuity of both organisations.

4 MHA expects Home Team officers to uphold the highest standards of duty and integrity. MHA views allegations of misconduct seriously. The Ministry and the two Home Team departments and relevant officers will continue to give their fullest assistance and cooperation to the CPIB in its investigations.

5 As investigations are ongoing, MHA is unable to comment on the details of the case. The investigations will establish the facts, and the officers will be accorded due process and a fair hearing in accordance with the civil service disciplinary process and the law.

Ministry of Home Affairs
24 January 2012

Who is Vijayakanth?

Vijayakanth (Tamil: விஜயகாந்த்; born 25 August 1952 as Vijayaraj Prabhakar Alagarswami) is an Indian actor and politician. He is the founder of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam and a Member of Legislative Assembly representing Rishivandiyam, Tamil Nadu, India.

Vijayakanth striking a macho-man pose
Vijayakanth striking a macho-man pose

As an actor, Vijayakanth was nicknamed Captain after the 1991 movie Captain Prabhakaran, his 100th film and is well-known in Kollywood for his macho-man movies.

That’s Vijayakanth’s formal bio. Informally on the Internet, he is known for his superhuman, unintentionally hilarious videos on youtube, many defying the law of physics and science.

Very unflattering movie review for Vijayakanth
Very unflattering movie review for Vijayakanth

Below are a few of his amazing videos. Watch and enjoy. 🙂

Vijayakanth uses his gravity-defying twirl attack on 12 thugs:

Vijayakanth bounces off a bullet with willpower:

Vijayakanth making a thug fly into the air by simply twirling his mustache:

Vijayakanth demonstrating his superhuman strength in one of his many epic fight scenes:

Vijayakanth teaching gangsters how to behave as a fighting university professor:

Vijayakanth hacking a computer by typing a document in Windows Media Player:

Vijayakanth giving electric current a shock instead of the other way round:

Vijayakanth using mobile phone technology to perform open heart surgery:

Who is Aaron Tan Nina Wantyouonly?

Via EDMW. The Aaron Tan Nina Wantyouonly saga is started by Aaron Tan, an 18-year-old boy gangster who will be going into Singapore’s Boy Home soon. Nina Wantyouonly is the name of his ex-girlfriend.

Singapore gangster, Aaron Tan
Singapore gangster, Aaron Tan

Aaron gained notoriety online by posting a video on Facebook taunting a 14-year-old boy who goes by the Facebook name of Ryanzxc Gobangwall (what’s with all these weird hosehbo names?). In the video, Aaron accused the younger boy of “honging (flirting in Singapore gangster lingo)” his ex-girlfriend, Nina Wantyouonly and threatens revenge.

The video is laced with English, Chinese and Hokkien profanity and contains many off-colour sexual references, mainly directed at Ryan and Ryan’s mother (hence do not watch this video if you are under 18):

Here’s the supposed “true story” of the complicated “love triangle” in the Aaron Tan Nina Wantyouonly saga, via Nina on her own Facebook wall:

This is how’s it goes. Me and Aaron had been together for 7months9days.  The reason we had broke up is because of his attitude, his threatening, his childishness, his back stabbing, trust issues and he jus too over controlling.  The best part is his parent disagree our relationship and (even more worse thing ps I can’t say due to personal) But in other hand I know actually a part of me can’t let go so I give him alot of chances to let change him change himself for the better but he didn’t.  I tried my best to hold on but sorry I did my best because until now Aaron still wanna lie to me and do stuff behind my back which I really hate it. Plus our breaks up had alr cause trouble for both side of parent.  So In order to make him heart die for me I put a fake relationship with Ryan which he also agree. But things get worst, Aaron post things at facebook saying bad thing about Ryan and even videos threatening him?! Then kanna stomp and even in the newspaper.  After that, Ryan , Ryan sister and Aaron have a conversation on the phone. What is the conversation I not sure. That’s why Ryan and Aaron are in a relationship. And that’s it for Ryan and Me. But as for me and Aaron we alr officially SINGLE.  So please stop saying he is my boyf. As for Ryan I wanna say sorry for the trouble cause and thanks for the help And that’s it. If got anymore question, comment I will answer your doubts :3

English fail.

I have trouble reading the Nina’s story, just like I have trouble trying to figure out what Aaron (English, Chinese and Hokkien all fail) was saying in his video.

Btw,

Start of video -> “In 3 days I will be sent to Boy’s Home…”
End of Video -> “In 2 days I will be sent to Boy’s Home…”

Aaron’s Mathematics also fail.

Nonetheless, I do find Aaron’s video pretty entertaining. He has better potential as a comedian than a gangster (a better career choice too). I particularly like his catchphrase in the video, “Priest Lah… Priest Leh…”

Thanks to Aaron, now I cannot get the “Priest” word to stop ringing in my head!

On a side note, here’s another video of a guy mimicking support for Aaron:

Who are Gay Chao Hui, Joachime and Rachelle Ann Beguia?

Internet "Celebrity Couple", Gay Chao Hui and Rachelle Ann Beguia
Internet "Celebrity Couple", Gay Chao Hui and Rachelle Ann Beguia

Gay Chao Hui, Joachime, is a Singaporean Civics Tutor at Tampines Junior College. Rachelle Ann Beguia is his Filipino wife who works at the National Heart Centre. They live in Punggol and have a three year old child.

There’s nothing extraordinary about their profiles. In fact, the couple is much like the typical happy Singapore household living the Singapore dream with respectable jobs.

Rachelle's post on MP Penny Low's Facebook page
Rachelle's post on MP Penny Low's Facebook page

That was until Rachelle Ann Beguia posted remarks on MP Penny Low’s Facebook page, calling Singaporeans “moronic” and that NSmen would be the first to run if there’s unrest. The remarks were made in the context of defending MP Penny Low, who has been chastised by Singaporeans online for fiddling with her handphone while the national anthem was being played. Penny Low has since apologised for her action.

Many Singaporeans were obviously peeved with Rachelle’s remarks, especially since it touches on the mandatory NS issue, always sensitive in the context of Singapore-born vs foreign-born Singapore residents.

Some started harassing Rachelle, staging a personal vendetta against her. Complaint letters were written to her employers,National Heart Centre till her employer issued an official notice to investigate the incident and take any necessary disciplinary actions. They also helped Rachelle earned coverage in a few newspapers.

Just when everyone thought the saga is all over, Rachelle’s husband, Gay Chao Hui, jumped onto the bandwagon, claiming he was the one who used his wife’s account to post those offensive remarks:

Heroic husband flying in to save the day on Facebook
Heroic husband flying in to save the day on Facebook

Obviously, these two have not learn from the MP Tin Pei Ling’s Cooling Off Day Saga.

As a result of Gay Chao Hui‘s adding flame to the fire, more dirt has been dug up about him. The dude is a regular at the Pinoysg.com forum. From his various postings, Gay Chao Hui seems very ashamed to be born a Singaporean and aspires to be a Filipino:

Ashamed to be Singaporean?
Ashamed to be Singaporean? (click on image to enlarge)
Aspires to be a Filipino? (click on image to enlarge)
Aspires to be a Filipino? (click on image to enlarge)

The plot thickens.

An update (6.30pm, 14 Aug 2011):

Source: http://www.facebook.com/moesingapore
Source: http://www.facebook.com/moesingapore

Gay Chao Hui is now also under investigation by his employer, the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Who is H D Gupta from Goldkist International?

Mr H D Gupta with his Singapore staff, picture from Goldkist International website
Mr H D Gupta with his Singapore staff, picture from Goldkist International website

H D Gupta is the founder of Goldkist International, a holding company based in Singapore. He has an amazing resume which left me totally awe-struck. I deemed his resume as the best resume in the world.

A reader informed me of the existence of a blog written by the legendary H D Gupta himself, titled “My 1st Million by H D Gupta”. On his blog, the legend himself imparts his business secrets to commoners like you and me.

H D Gupta's Blog
H D Gupta's Blog

Check out this equally amazing blog. I had fun reading it like I had fun reading H D Gupta’s resume and his corporate website details. 🙂

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Steven Lim哥哥 is Seriously Into Singing This Time

A serious looking Steven Lim in the recording studio (picture via StevenLim.net)
A serious looking Steven Lim in the recording studio (picture via StevenLim.net)

Singapore’s favourite online comedian, “Steven Lim哥哥”, has decided to get his acts together and record two songs seriously with properly edited music videos. No more half-naked videos of sweaty Steven Lim singing out of tune to a home video recorder in his bedroom; no more clowning around.

“These are my two new studio recorded songs from 32-bit studio.This time me is really going professional singing already…” Said Steven Lim in an email to me.

Below are the respective music videos and lyrics to his two songs. More information about his serious venture into singing are available via Steven Lim’s official website. 🙂

天王巨星

词曲:Steven Lim
编曲:Jenson Koh
导演:Steven Lim

你你你是我的天王巨星
我我我是你最大的粉丝
你你你是我的天王巨星
我我我来庆祝你的Party

无聊的心有一颗想飞腾的灵
想探一探谈一谈你的心情
转一转转一转你我的身体
把整个黑夜变光明!!

让我们一起来 One two One two three four
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo Neh Neh Neh Bu Bu
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo …..

Steven跳舞 Steven跳舞
Go Steven Go, Go Steven Go, Go Steven Go Go Steven Go!.
Go Steven Go, Go Steven Go, Go Steven Go Go Steven Go!.

你你你是我的天王巨星
我我我是你最大的粉丝
你你你是我的天王巨星
我我我来庆祝你的Party

无聊的心有一颗想飞腾的灵
想探一探谈一谈你的心情
转一转转一转你我的身体
把整个黑夜变光明!!

让我们一起来 One two One two three four
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo Neh Neh Neh Bu Bu

WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo

让我们一起来
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo Neh Neh Neh Bu Bu
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo
WooWooWooWooWoo WooWooWooWooWoo

让我心好好痛一遍

词曲:Steven Lim
编曲:Jenson Koh
导演:Steven Lim

怎么说 爱你
怎么说 对不起你
怎么说 我还是好想你
怎么说 千言万语 oh……

怎么说 亲爱的 (oh I love you…)
怎么说 永不分离
怎么说 我好想抱紧你
怎么说 不要离去 不要离去

就让我心好好痛一遍
就让烈酒慢慢烧掉我一整夜
就让思念在梦里继续和你缠绵
就让思念 让我醉死没明天

怎么说 oh baby… (oh my baby)
怎么说 你好美丽
怎么说 我不能没有你
怎么说 甜言蜜语 oh….

怎么说 my lady (oh I love you…)
怎么说 永不分离
怎么说 我好想抱紧你
watashiwa anadara aieshiteru aieshite

就让我心好好痛一遍
就让烈酒慢慢烧掉我一整夜
就让思念在梦里继续和你缠绵
就让思念 让我醉死没明天

爱人的心 醉人的旋律
让老孙多喝一点
我兵来将挡 当我水来土淹
我会爱你一万年 我大闹天宫。。。!!!

就让我心好好痛一遍
就让烈酒慢慢烧掉我一整夜
就让思念在梦里继续和你缠绵
就让思念 让我醉死没明天

就让思念 让我醉死没明天

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