NSman grilled over blog (ST.com)
An NSman with the Singapore Police Force has been called up for questioning by his reservist unit over comments he made on his blog on the handcuffing of a photojournalist in July. Mr Abdillah Zamzuri, 26, disagreed with how the police handled the cuffing of Lianhe Wanbao photojournalist Shafie Goh, which took place during a flash flood on July 16. He also said that the officer 'acted stupidly' and that they should be sued.
"Oh! what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" -- Walter Scott (1771-1832), a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe
'I didn't lose sleep' (ST.com)
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan said yesterday that negative online comments about the Youth Olympic Games did not affect him - a day after news broke that a 27-year-old man had been arrested for posting comments on Facebook that the police said 'incited violence'.
'Even the newspaper report, I didn't even know about it until I read about it in the papers,' said Dr Balakrishnan, who addressed reporters at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel during a round-up session on the Games.
'It shows that I almost didn't care. I had more important things to do, I had good feedback and good suggestions from so many people, and I focused on that.
"Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self." -- Cyril Connolly, an English author, editor and critic
Everybody hates Bloggers (Xiaxue)
I was already pissed off when it first exploded, but I believed that after Lady Iron Chef clarified himself, everything will be resolved. In short, I believed that Singaporeans are smart, logical, and rational as a whole. Who am I kidding? They are not.
"There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession." -- Daniel Webster (1782-1852), United States Senator and Secretary of State
Embassy to help in probe (ST.com)
In the early hours of Thursday morning, a car bearing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) diplomatic plates and the North Korean flag hit a parked car along Geylang Lorong 21.
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." -- Joseph Conrad, Polish-born English writer
8 HK tourists killed in hijack (ST.com)
The Philippines security forces stormed a bus packed with Hong Kong tourists to end a dramatic hostage crisis that unfolded live on global television, leaving eight people and the gunman dead.