Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Arab world and China

This is why the Arab world stands firmly with China

This article by Keith Lamb, first published in CGTN on 14 September 2022, describes the friendly relations between China and the Arab world, noting in particular that the Arab states have refused to support the West’s slanderous accusations in relation to human rights in Xinjiang. Indeed, numerous envoys from the League of Arab States have …

WOTC - Next general election in Malaysia

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 59% of the respondents expect the Barisan National to win the next general election in Malaysia.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Why the US dollar has not collapsed yet

 I share my insignificant view on why the US dollar has not collapsed yet (instead, it has strengthened) but the collapse will happen over the next one or two years.

Fairprice changed its business model

 I share my views about the new business strategy of Fairprice and the launch of the Trust Bank in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues


1. Will you support Trust Bank, set up by Fairprice and Std Chartered
2. Will Trust Bank, set up by Fairprice and Std Chartered, by profitable?

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WOTC - Covid zero policy

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 47% of the respondents said that China continued the covid zero policy to disrupt the global supply chain, which affects the western nations most.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Time to consider a new approach

 Our ministers continue to adopt a compulsory approach and implement heavy penalties for non compliance. There are many instances where a voluntary approach may be better.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Should changes be mandatory?
2. Should it be mandatory to wear a mask on public transport?
3. Should it be mandatory for pedestrians to obey the lights at controlled crossings?

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WOTC - Moderate impact of inflation

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 79% of the respondents said that 79 % - The govt should reduce GST and taxes for the time being, to moderate the impact of inflation.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Should the govt assist home owners by keeping the property prices at a stable level?
2. Should full time NS be reduced?

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 Wisdom of the Crowd: 88% of the respondents said that the ministers should use POFMA only on extreme and deliberate cases of misinformation.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Collective sale failed again

 This collective sale of a condo almost went through, but failed due to a last minute hurdle.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Should children be required by law to take care of their parents?
2. Do you support the repeal of section 377A?
3. Should society continue to discourage same sex activities?

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AI and image processing

I met a business owner. He is involved in an AI project to identify the objects in a large collection involving over 10,000 objects.

His AI team encounter difficulty. He asked if I could help.

I told him that my expertise is in processing of data in a database. I am not an expert in AI or image processing. 

I searched Google and found that there are many tools available to do image processing and provide the results. 

I told the business owner that his AI team probably encounters problem in analyzing storing the data into the database and retrieving them in an efficient way. This is the area of my expertise. 

I appears to me, at this stage, that the challenge of AI and image processing may be solved by efficient processing of data in the database. 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Should Singapore fly our flag at half mast to show our respect for Queen Elizabeth?
2. Should PM Lee attend the funeral of the former PM of Japan, Shintaro Abe?

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