Raeesah says she was sexually assaulted at 18 but previously claimed it was her housemate

Nov 04, 2021 | πŸš€ Fathership

Workers' Party Member of Parliament Raeesah Khan revealed in Parliament on Monday (Nov 1) that she was a victim of sexual assault when she was 18 and studying abroad.

"That assault has traumatised me, till this day. The fear and shame accompanying sexual assault is extreme and long lasting, as it has been, and still is, for me."

Raeesah continued:

"Unlike the survivor whose anecdote I shared in this House, I did not have the courage to report my own assault, yet as a survivor, I wanted so deeply to speak up and also share the account I had heard when speaking on the motion without revealing my own private experience."

Raeesah Khan claims housemate was raped

Raeesah claimed in a now-deleted Facebook post published on May 27 this year about how she was affected by an incident where her housemate in university "was raped in the very house" they shared.

The rape incident was believed to have happened sometime between 2011 and 2015 when Raeesah was pursuing her studies at Murdoch University in Australia, aged between 17 to 21.

Her claims of being sexually assaulted happened when she was 18 - 2011/2012.

Does Raeesah Khan suffers from an inferiority complex?

Raeesah has a history of exaggerating incidents to her whims and fancies, usually triggered by an unrelated event that she wants to emotionally relate to due to her perceived inadequacies about her self-esteem and insecurities.

In Sept 2012, another unrelated national event happened in Australia - the rape and murder of Jill Meagher.

In the same period, Murdorch university students took to the streets to demand an end to violence against women at home and on the street.

The university's Guild president Bec Thompson who was also Raeesah's predecessor, attended the demonstration. Fathership understands that Raeesah also participated in the walk.

Could the murder of Jill Meagher triggered an imaginary "#metoo" moment for Raeesah?

Going by Raeesah's track record of repeated breach of trust, one could only proffer a thought that the only assault that happened is the assault on truth.

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | πŸš€ 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.