Sunday, July 7, 2013

Singapore Police Swings into Action

As Malaysia continues to be gripped by runaway crime and the police wring their hands in helplessness – our little red dot of a neighbor, Singapore prefers to be proactive to combat crime.

And so, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Singaporean police together with enforcement officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau and Singapore Civil Defense Force swung into action and nabbed 108 suspects in an island-wide anti-crime operation. The suspects, comprising 21 men and 87 women aged between 17 and 43 years, were arrested for offences such as suspected involvement in gang-related activities and vice-related activities, as well as drug-related offenses. I suppose Malaysian police are lethargic by Singapore's standards!

On Thursday evening, I turned up at the Sunway University Toastmasters meeting – my first as club president for 2013-2014. I had expected a poor turnout since University exams start next week, but I was pleasantly surprised to find twenty people in that meeting. I delivered CC speech #7 (titled “Wasted Deaths”) and Thinesh Naidu gamely took up the challenge to evaluate me. And he certainly did well.

But I am more excited to tell you that there were four other fellow Toastmasters who stepped forward to give their maiden Ice-breaker speeches. Unless you were there, you wouldn't believe that all the four speeches were just awesome. I gave a big grin because we have unearthed more speaking talents! Yup, it was a good meeting and I am giving it a score of a 8 over 10.

I also  presented Competent Communicator lapel pins to the three members (Dr Nagiah Ramasamy, Thinesh Naidu and Sharif Ahmed) who have completed their CC manual.  Great job, guys!

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