Saturday, August 28, 2021

WOTC - Will Joe Biden get into trouble over Afghanistan?

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 74% of the respondents said that Joe Biden will face problems with the Republicans, the people and the media over the bad handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Whistle blowing agency

 I give this suggestion on a whistle blowing agency to handle abuse of power and corruption.

Whistle blowing channel

 This case concerns a LTA senior officer who was able to pressure the contractor to give loans to him.

According to the news report, the contractor initially were not willing to accede to the request, but later, they relented.
I remember that the government introduced laws regarding whistle blowing. Surely, the contractors could have used this facility to alert LTA about the wrong doing?
I recall that a lot of attention was given in the media and also in instructions to businesses to set up the whistle blowing channel.
Why is the whistle blowing facility not being used?
I believe that if the whistle blowing facility is handled effectively, it can be a useful channel to alert the people in charge about wrong doing.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

WOTC - US future actions, after Afghanistan

Wisdom of the Crowd: 38% of the respondents said that the US will continue to rally its allies to act as a bloc, after their withdrawal from Afghanistan. 30% said that they will target Russia and China.

WOTC - Joe Biden and Afghanistan

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 73% of the respondents said that Joe Biden handled the withdrawal from Afghanistan badly.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. How will China be involved in Afghanistan?
2. Why are many Afghans fleeing the country?

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Evacuation from Afghanistan

 The Taliban and the US have agreed on a deadline of 31 August for the US and allied forces to evacuate from Afghanistan.

During this time, the Taliban cooperated with the US to ensure a safe passage for the authorized people to travel to the airpor, which is under the control of the US.

The US has requested for an extension of the deadline beyond 31 August.

The Taliban has rejected this request.

Wave of refugees from Afghanistan

 There is a large wave of Afghan people who wanted to leave Afghanistan for other countries.

The media portrayed this exodus as fear and distrust of the Taliban that has taken control of Afghanistan.
This probably has some truth.
However, we must not overlook another reason.

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