|Foreign content in water supply|
No statement is expected to be issued by the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources to assure citizens about the safety of the environment and water resources of Singapore. Maybe he is more concerned about floods which endangered his re-election barely a week ago. No statement will also be issued by Minster of Health about the efficacy of the washing, flushing and sterilising carried out on four affected water tanks by town council subcontractors such as Sergent Services Pte Ltd, employer of the murder suspect. Maybe he is still recovering from the blisters on his feet, after pounding the pavement to garner precious votes.
During the election hustings, opposition members took to task the security breach when two Bangladeshi port workers who dozed off in at Chittagong ended up in the Pasir Panjong Container Terminal in Singapore. Both could easily have been Al Qaeda zealots, armed with AK-47s and C4s. The water tanks at the Woodlands block could have laced with Sarin by similarly minded foreigners. No statement will be issued by the Minister of Home Affairs about the current status of homeland security, post-Wong Kan Seng complacency. As recent as 30 March, Shanmugam was challenging 29 teams from NUS, NTU and 4 polytechnics about the collaboration to come up with creative and innovative ways of improving homeland security.
After the election activities concluded on 8 May, all the ministers seem to have gone back into hibernation mode. The new cabinet line up will not change a thing. The sighting of men in white on the ground will once again be a rarity at wet markets and kopitiams.