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毕丹星:陈有明并没有在早些时候举行的议会中反对或质疑我,他的那些经过政治谋划的帖子引起了大众的强烈反对

Jun 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
工人党秘书长毕丹星领袖对律政兼内政部长尚穆根询问其是否同意亚菲言就马来西亚的看法进行了回应。

尚穆根在接受媒体采访时,公开表达了他对6月19日裕廊集选区议员陈有明针对亚菲言的言论所发表文章的看法,随后毕丹星在Facebook上做出了回应。

毕丹星表示,Koh是“一位具有国际声望的新加坡外交官,几十年来,他通过巧妙地保护新加坡的外交利益而建立了自己的声誉。”

“我并没有特别关注我们的剧作家对对马来西亚的看法。但我一直很欣赏新加坡戏剧从业者的视角和思维方式。”毕丹星写道。

毕丹星说,无论是他个人还是工人党,都不会支持那些拒绝新加坡或我们的宪法,或妄图把新加坡搞垮的人士。

毕丹星还着重指出,在其发表了言论之后,陈有明没有在议会提出任何反对意见或问题。

毕丹星写道:“值得注意的一点是,陈有明医生并没有在议会直接提出反对意见以及质问我。作为一名当选的议员,他有权在政治事务,特别是包括外交事务的所有方面对我进行质疑。”

毕丹星称,陈的帖子是“在大选前夕,在人民行动党官网上表达自己观点的一个迟到但经过深思熟虑的决定”。

毕丹星还写道:“将亚菲言先生的充满个人艺术感情的表达扩大到工人党对亚菲言先生提出的每一个有争议观点的认可,在某种程度上解释了不仅是陈有明医生,而是整个人民行动党对于不同观点的无法容忍性及尖酸刻薄的态度”。

毕丹星在帖子的结尾写道:“公众同样有权在他们认为合适的情况下做出回应,不仅在法律允许的范围内,同样也会体现在投票箱里。”

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.