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If you're planning to renounce Singapore citizenship: A word of caution

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  1. Ash007

    Ash007 Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Indeed, my kids starting K1 this year. in 20 years time the world would have changed so much what ever they've learned in school will be pretty pointless. I think Jack Ma echoes the same sentiments as well.

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/this-...world-when-they-graduate-20180125-h0oj00.html

     
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    Ash007 Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Hey when you returned to singapore?

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...y-a-former-apple-engineer-wants-in-on-9906190

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    ‘I’ve waited 10 years’: Why a former Apple engineer wants in on Singapore’s Smart Nation

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    By Kevin Kwang
    @KevinKwangCNA
    30 Jan 2018 06:29AM (Updated: 30 Jan 2018 06:30AM)
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    SINGAPORE: “I’ve waited 10 years for this opportunity.”

    Mr Quek Yang Boon, clad in a black Government Technology Agency (GovTech) polo tee and khaki pants, said in earnest, during an interview with Channel NewsAsia on Friday (Jan 26). He did not appear to be a fair-weather engineer simply looking to ride the country’s stated ambition to be the world's first Smart Nation.

    Explaining, he shared how 10 years ago, when he was working at global semiconductor company Texas Instruments, he had already proposed to high-level executives there to bring electric cars and green energy technology to Singapore. "At that time, I truly believed Singapore should be the model green and high-tech city for the world."

    So when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the United States' Silicon Valley in 2016, and shared about Smart Nation and the Smart Nation Fellowship Programme, Mr Quek said his message "resonated strongly" with him.

    The Smart Nation Fellowship Programme looks to recruit top data scientists, technologists and engineers from Singapore and abroad to work in partnership with the Government for short stints of three to six months.

    "(Mr Lee) found a cooler term with Smart Nation," the 43-year-old said. "Mine was just green and high-tech, not very cool."




    And it is the smart lamp posts project, as well as the bigger
    Smart Nation Sensor Platform initiative, that "really excited" this engineer when he discovered more about the country's ambitious digital transformation plan.

    HOW CAN WE HELP IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES?

    "I quickly realised after I spoke to the Smart Nation team that we're actually trying to build something super cool here: We're trying to build the biggest, most pervasive and nation-wide sensor network that the world has ever seen," Mr Quek shared.

    He also acknowledged that his return was not just a personal one in coming back to help the country. "It's going to be very good for my career as well, being one of the guys to build something super amazing like this."

    That said, he was adamant that the focus remains on the people, even though the concept of Smart Nation can sometimes be confusing or even divisive.

    This is true even in his family. Mr Quek shared that his mother-in-law does not understand what he does and would just say he works on street lamps. "She just doesn't understand what is a smart lamp post," he said.

    As an example, he showed how his team has created an audio sensing camera that could react to sounds nearby and automatically face the lens to where it originated from. This prototype, he explained, was conceived because of the question: Can we have a better response to an emergency situation on the street?

    Bringing it further, the director explained that the camera, when deployed on street lamps in parks, could be used to pick up incidents such as when someone is being attacked or needing help in the middle of the night.

    So while the technology is important, he is keen to make sure his team focuses on people's needs.

    He said: "How can I use all these sensors and technology to make a difference - that's the biggest challenge I give to my team and myself.

    "(At the end of the day,) people really need to see the end result to appreciate (the Smart Nation vision)."



    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...y-a-former-apple-engineer-wants-in-on-9906190
     
  3. eatshitndie

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    i'm already 69 and retarded, oops i mean retired. this chap is still young at 43.
     
  4. Ash007

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    Ah you must have known this chap then?
     
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    i know the sinkie at apple who works on their imac pro and mac pro desktop pc’s. mit (made in timbuktu) grad. this chap not very well known at apple campus.
     
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    another case of pr getting revoked, and this time he got deported after living in the u.s. for 39 years.

    ICE Deports Palestinian Man Living In The U.S. For Almost 40 Years Despite Outcry
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    Weeks of confusion and inconsistencies from immigration officials ended on Monday after authorities deported a Palestinian man who had been living in the U.S. for nearly 40 years.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement had kept Amer Othman Adi, 57, in detention for two weeks, ignoring a House Judiciary Committee request that the Department of Homeland Security review his case, which would have allowed him to temporarily remain in the U.S.

    “In a highly irregular rebuke of Congressional authority by ICE, Amer Othman was ripped from his four daughters, his wife, and the country that he has called home for over thirty years,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who had been fighting his deportation, said in a statement. “Amer was a pillar of the community and brought commerce to a downtown that craved investment. He hired members of our community. He paid taxes. He did everything right. There are violent criminals walking the streets, yet our government wasted our precious resources incarcerating him.”

    Othman Adi, who arrived in the U.S. 39 years ago and whose wife and three daughters are all U.S. citizens, had his green card revoked after authorities accused him of marriage fraud. He was never granted a day in court to fight the charge, despite his ex-wife signing an affidavit confirming that the marriage was indeed legitimate and claiming that authorities had pressured her to previously say the marriage had been fake. He and his current wife, Fidaa Musleh, have been fighting the charge for years without success.

    Facing a deport order since 2009, he was spared under President Barack Obama’s administration, thanks to a “private bill” passed in the House of Representatives.

    President Donald Trump did away with that provision, and in September, Othman Adi attended what he thought was a regular ICE check-in meeting. Instead, agents placed an ankle bracelet on him and told him he had until Jan. 7 to exit the country. He and his wife sold their house in Youngstown, Ohio, and purchased plane tickets to Amman, Jordan ― where he is a citizen. Early this year, he was told that the deportation had been called off.

    When he showed up for another routine ICE meeting on Jan. 16, he was detained with zero explanation and placed in jail.

    On Jan. 18, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security voted to request that DHS review Othman Adi’s case, which would have placed a six-month stay on his deportation. ICE ignored the request.

    “They didn’t comply, they didn’t release him,” one of his daughters, Haneen Adi, told HuffPost last week. “They denied him a stay and now they are just keeping him in prison and not saying when they will let him out.”

    Othman Adi’s wife grew increasingly concerned when, on Monday morning, she didn’t receive her daily call from him, she told WKBN. Later that night, around 8 p.m., the family said they finally learned he had been moved from Youngstown to Chicago, where he was awaiting a flight to Amman. Just three hours later and after only a quick goodbye, he left.

    Othman Adi’s case is one of several recent key moments for Trump’s hard-line immigration policies, where Americans are seeing not just violent criminals deported, but valued members of their communities as well.

    “His story is in so many ways what Youngstown stands for,” Mayor Tito Brown told WOSU of Adi, a successful small business owner. “He’s what Youngstown needs more of.”

    Youngstown residents have come out in droves to support Adi, organizing vigils and protests. Former congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich even joined the demonstrations.

    “I hope President Trump comes to realize that when his words become public policy in places like Youngstown, families like Amer’s are ripped apart,” Ryan said. “I’m sad that America, and the American Presidency has become a place where politics outweighs doing what is right.”

    Clarification: Language in this story has been amended to better explain the request to DHS from the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

    This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
     
  7. bigozt

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    Aiya, propaganda by the 154th lah. Only one case? What are the numbers returning? If revealed will be very embarrassing.

    More likely crowded and shut out of opportunities by the ah-neh H1B visa engineers now infesting the US tech hubs? Ah-neh CEO in control of Microsoft, Google and others. They are also smart to take on US Citizenship when eligible, gaining pathways to America First preferences under Trump. They don't look back.


     
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    No. 1 Ali Baba Ah Tiong talking cock. He's hoping the rest of the world will heed, especially their arch enemy India, and send their kids to arts school while China continues to produce the IT talents to dominate the IT world. Ever see a China-India IT team work together?

     
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    Are you in sinkieland?
     
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    bigozt, if you are still in sinkieland and have no plans in the works to migrate then no need come here to this section of SBF to talk cock lah.

    I have heard enough of sinkies talk big totally no action NATO.
     
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    nayr69sg, I am talking cock to here from 98102 and thereabouts.

    Yes, my Euro frens say NATO sucks too.
     
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    What is 98102? Seattle?
     
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    area code 98102 is in seattle area straddling between eastlake and montlake near university of washington. must be a u. of w. student.
     
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    bigozt, are you a student? I hope you are not planning to return to Singapore.
     
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    folks, students in America have to return to their countries, unless they are going to be hot biotech/med/engineering/IT graduates, or score an American partner, or like living on the edge like an illegal Latino.
     
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    So you are going back to Singapore then? LOL!
     
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    basic degree will not do. must have at least masters in these fields to be recruited by tech firms. otherwise you need to be top of your class in a top school to be shortlisted by fb or google. or go to east oakland and look for sara shantelle sheniqua limda. she's single and hunting for meat.
     
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    I can choose to live wherever I like between SG and US, though I would prefer to minimize my time in the former. Hate the humid weather.
     
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    What you doing in SG now?
     
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    How's the economy in Calgary?
     

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