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VIDEO: Tin Pei Ling caught ‘dancing’ at Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2012

Posted by temasektimes on March 27, 2012

MP for Marine Parade GRC Tin Pei Ling was caught ‘dancing’ at the Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2012:

The video clip went viral online with many netizens complimenting Ms Tin as ‘cute’.

Watch the rest of the video below:

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Tin Pei Ling and staff ‘uncontactable’ when needy resident called office for assistance

Posted by temasektimes on March 20, 2012

MacPherson Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling and her staff were ‘uncontactable’ when a needy resident tried calling her constituency office seeking for assistance, prompting him to lodge a complaint to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong!

According to the resident Daniel De Costa, he slippd and fell at Geylang East Food Centre located in the ward of MacPherson on Monday.

Mr De Costa called NEA first for assistance, but the number was not in use. He then tried calling Marine Parade Town Council and was told by a staff Ms Faridah that “no one was at hand to head down onsite to view first hand the situation.”

“In view of all these unfolding, I remembered Ms Tin Peiling who is functioning F/T presenting so I tried calling the constituency office. But the answerer conveyed to me that no attendant was around and it is functioning as a kindergarten instead.”

Out of desperation, he called a friend from SPH who called for an ambulance to fetch him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he received medical treatment.

In the email to PM Lee, Mr De Costa also expressed his disappointment at the lack of proper ‘contingency plans’ to handle such emergencies.

“There is no justifiable excuse for it since Ms Tin had acknowledged the high concentration of elderly in the MacPherson ward, in her releases to the press,” he added.

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Tin Pei Ling on case of 2 expats who jumped bail: The likelihood of them fleeing Singapore is ‘definitely’ high

Posted by temasektimes on March 8, 2012

The likelihood of foreigners being accused of committing crimes in Singapore absconding is ‘definitely’ high as they do not have deep roots in Singapore and more should be done to ensure they do not escape in the first place, said MP for Marine Parade GRC Tin Pei Ling in Parliament on Thursday.

An internal inquiry is currently being conducted by the government to examine if there were lapses in the case of two foreigners who escaped from Singapore while on bail. They were being charged with assaulting a Singaporean outside Suntec City last year April.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament on that warrants of arrest have been issued against Robert Dahlberg and Robert James Springall who left Singapore.

However, Ms Tin asked more could be done to prevent them from escaping in the first place:

“So will the ministry consider putting in a standard operating procedure or a law to ensure that regardless of the characteristics or the risk of this person is, that the passport be impounded till the court has made a decision whether to acquit the accused or to charge the accused further because as shown in this instance, the foreigners have fled and this have led the victims left in Singapore feeling very unjust about what had happened to them,” she said.

DPM Teo replied that the case illustrates the challenges of ensuring that accused persons, whether they are Sinagporeans or foreigners facing trial, do not abscond:

“As they have not yet been convicted of a crime, the presumption of innocence limits how far we can restrict their movements. And ultimately the discretion rests with the courts to decide whether an accused person should be allowed to leave jurisdiction, taking into account submissions by both the prosecution and the defence.”

The case sparked a massive outcry when it was first reported in the media with some netizens blaming the government for ‘negligence’ in allowing the two expats to escape from Singapore.

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Tin Pei Ling won ‘rave reviews’ from viewers on MediaCorp’s ‘Singapore Talking’

Posted by temasektimes on March 5, 2012

PAP MP Tin Pei Ling has won ‘rave reviews’ from viewers for her performance on MediaCorp’s ‘Singapore Talking’ which was screened on Channel 5 yesterday.

The topic for discussion is why there are fewer women than men in senior management.

Below are some feedback posted by netizens on the Facebook page of ‘Singapore Talking’, ironically by those who did not watch the show:

“Love watchin S’pore Talking, except this episode becos of 1 of your guest!” – Andrew Koh

“This show become the last on my list to watch because of tin tin. Whats she doing there at the show? Waste of time, you may see the drop in the viewership tonight.” – Jack Oh

“I didn’t watch my favourite talking point cos TPL was in it! So fake it was! And why is the media repeating stories?” – Lynette Enoch

One netizen Daniel Phua asked why Nicole Seah was not invited instead to which it was replied that she did not respond to an email inviting her to be on the show.

Did you watch ‘Singapore Talking’ last night? What did you think of Ms Tin’s performance? Please feel free to share your views here.

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