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直落布兰雅居民用回收物品为两只社区猫打造迷你“公寓”

Jan 23, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

在最近的寒流中,新加坡的许多动物不得不自食其力。

但是也有一些温馨的时刻,新加坡人开始为野生动物提供一些庇护所。

公寓升级

一名直落布兰雅居民Yvonne Lim在Facebook上发布了几张她为附近的社区猫打造的“公寓”的照片。

这个公寓是上一个稍逊一筹的公寓的升级版。

以前的用来睡觉的建造有一个纸板屋顶,上面装饰着两只猫的名字姜姜和雪球。

在Lim和她的家人做了一些升级后,这是新公寓的样子。

Lim是一名宠物美容师,她告诉Mothership网站这些泡沫塑料盒子是从花店的丢弃物里捡来的。

然后在盒子上铺上白色的壁纸使公寓更有家的感觉。

用到的其他材料,如草地地毯和木架子,也是从回收区捡来的。

公寓里的小猫

这两只社区猫正在享受它们的公寓。

Lim还在盒子里放了枕头和床单,让猫猫所处的环境更温暖。

Lim指出,这个公寓位于空旷的露天平台一角,把它放在那里就不会妨碍人们的走动。

Lim还补充说,除了帮忙升级公寓,她每天还帮猫喂两次粮和水,如果有脏乱的地方,她会清理干净。

不过Lim也感谢了社区里的养猫人,还有社区清洁工,他们都有一颗“慈悲的心”。

Lim说:“所有的流浪猫想要的仅仅是蹭蹭它们的肚皮。它们不要求别的,它们只是渴望得到人类的爱。”

顶图来自Yvonne Lim

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.