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2 years older, definitely not a pedo, lol

For a moment there I so so worry neh   ..  :-[

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Is the Government Lying to Us About the HIV Data Leak?

http://ricemedia.co/current-affairs-commentary-mikhy-brochez-hiv-data-leak/

The man charged with leaking a Ministry of Health (MOH) HIV registry, Mikhy K Ferrera-Brochez, is refuting MOH’s accusations.

In an interview with VICE News, and in his own Facebook post, the American claimed today that “The allegations being made against me … are blatantly false.”

What’s the media/government narrative?

Singapore, like Australia and New Zealand, does not allow HIV-positive individuals to stay in the country long-term, and Brochez may have contracted HIV.

To get around this, Brochez’s partner, Dr Ler Teck Siang, submitted a test tube of his own blood. This was labelled with Brochez’s details to obtain a HIV-negative result. Brochez thus successfully obtained a Personalised Employment Pass (PEP), and began working in Singapore; the duo repeated this trick in 2013 to renew Brochez’s pass. In 2014, MOH asked Brochez to submit to a blood test, suspecting his results were falsified; Brochez refused.

Curiously, in 2012, Brochez reported to an MOH official that Ler had shared screenshots of the HIV registry with him, and that Ler had disclosed Brochez’s HIV status to another person.

In 2016, MOH received information that Brochez was in possession of confidential information on the HIV registry. Police raided the couple’s home, found materials containing the registry, and confiscated them. Aside from the database, drugs were also found in the couple’s home, as well as several false documents. Ler and Brochez were charged with a variety of drug and fraud-related offences.

In May 2018, after Brochez had completed his sentence and been deported, he sent screenshots of the registry to MOH. On Jan 22, 2019, MOH was told by police that he might have the full registry. MOH worked with police to disable access to the information, and informed the public on Jan 28.


Image: EPA
The victim’s version: A tall tale
Brochez says he did not have HIV in 2008 or 2013, and that both test tubes submitted were of his own blood.

According to a Facebook post by Brochez, uploaded less than 10 hours ago, he initially discovered the database leak in 2012 when he recovered a laptop stolen by Zachary Levine, who had allegedly been having an affair with Ler. The details of this theft, and why it was not reported to the police, are not made clear by Brochez who, crucially, has no proof to back up this claim.

VICE News interviewed the then-unknown thief accused by Brochez, Zachary Levine, in their own article. Levine says he never had an affair with Ler, never broke into their apartment, and only knew about the database leak once it was made public this year.

Presumably, Ler and Brochez were going through unknown difficulties in their relationship during this period. After all, it was in 2012 that Brochez reported on his own partner, complaining to an MOH official that Ler had shown him the database and revealed Brochez’s HIV status to another person, as described by Minister Gan. Brochez claims that this complaint was referring specifically to the leak of the HIV registry, not to his own HIV status.

Brochez says in his post that he repeatedly tried contacting several MOH officials with the information that the database had been leaked, but his emails were brushed aside. After repeatedly seeking help with the database in 2016, his home was searched by police, the records were confiscated, and he was charged. Brochez does not mention the drugs found in his home.

In the interview with VICE, Brochez explains that in a bid to force the Singapore government to respond to his claims, he sent a screenshot of the registry in 2018, to no avail. Finally, in January 2019, he sent a Google Drive link of the uploaded records to the Supreme Court, Singapore’s Attorney General Office, several members of the government, and a senior editor at CNN.

Mikhy Brochez, conspiracy theorist
In addition to these statements, Brochez also claims he was raped while imprisoned in Singapore, under supervision of the prison guards, and in this way contracted HIV.

This is despite Brochez’s and Ler’s police statements prior to their trials; a tacit admission of Brochez’s HIV-positive status prior to 2008. They said they were sorry for breaking the law, but that there was no other way for them to be together given Singapore’s regressive laws on HIV-positive foreigners.

Brochez is now telling VICE that these statements were made under duress, given involuntarily, and that he was forced to plead guilty after being held without food or water for four days. Back in his 2016 trial, Ler gave a similar statement, telling the court that he had been forced to make a statement of guilt after being threatened by a police officer.

Brochez believes that the allegations against him are the result of a deep-state conspiracy by the “Lee regime”, Minister for Law K Shanmugam, and the MOH. The Singapore government worked in concert to lie, threaten, and silence him, or so he claims.

Brochez himself is a known liar. HIV status aside, he is known to have forged documents stating that he graduated from Vanderbilt University; when VICE contacted Vanderbilt for clarification, they had no record of him ever attending. He also was in possession of drugs at the time of his arrest, although he says he was holding them for a friend.

In a 2010 interview, he claims to have been a child prodigy and “lab rat” of his mother, Dr Theresa King, a child psychologist from the United Kingdom. British Newspaper The Independent found that this person does not exist, and now Brochez has been caught trespassing on his real mother’s home in Kentucky.

It’s entirely possible, in fact, that Brochez’s explosive Facebook post is merely a response to the VICE News article published earlier today. VICE, in publishing its interview with Brochez, pointed out the lack of corroboration, and outright falsehoods, contained in some of his claims, which he clearly was not happy with.

He has rejected The Online Citizen’s request for an interview, saying that Singapore has no free media—though by “free”, he could just be looking for someone to blindly accept his claims.


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Is the Government Lying to Us About the HIV Data Leak?

Is the Government Lying to Us About the HIV Data Leak?
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13 Feb 2019

Top image: VICE
The man charged with leaking a Ministry of Health (MOH) HIV registry, Mikhy K Ferrera-Brochez, is refuting MOH’s accusations.

In an interview with VICE News, and in his own Facebook post, the American claimed today that “The allegations being made against me … are blatantly false.”

What’s the media/government narrative?

Singapore, like Australia and New Zealand, does not allow HIV-positive individuals to stay in the country long-term, and Brochez may have contracted HIV.

To get around this, Brochez’s partner, Dr Ler Teck Siang, submitted a test tube of his own blood. This was labelled with Brochez’s details to obtain a HIV-negative result. Brochez thus successfully obtained a Personalised Employment Pass (PEP), and began working in Singapore; the duo repeated this trick in 2013 to renew Brochez’s pass. In 2014, MOH asked Brochez to submit to a blood test, suspecting his results were falsified; Brochez refused.

Curiously, in 2012, Brochez reported to an MOH official that Ler had shared screenshots of the HIV registry with him, and that Ler had disclosed Brochez’s HIV status to another person.

In 2016, MOH received information that Brochez was in possession of confidential information on the HIV registry. Police raided the couple’s home, found materials containing the registry, and confiscated them. Aside from the database, drugs were also found in the couple’s home, as well as several false documents. Ler and Brochez were charged with a variety of drug and fraud-related offences.

In May 2018, after Brochez had completed his sentence and been deported, he sent screenshots of the registry to MOH. On Jan 22, 2019, MOH was told by police that he might have the full registry. MOH worked with police to disable access to the information, and informed the public on Jan 28.


Image: EPA
The victim’s version: A tall tale
Brochez says he did not have HIV in 2008 or 2013, and that both test tubes submitted were of his own blood.

According to a Facebook post by Brochez, uploaded less than 10 hours ago, he initially discovered the database leak in 2012 when he recovered a laptop stolen by Zachary Levine, who had allegedly been having an affair with Ler. The details of this theft, and why it was not reported to the police, are not made clear by Brochez who, crucially, has no proof to back up this claim.

VICE News interviewed the then-unknown thief accused by Brochez, Zachary Levine, in their own article. Levine says he never had an affair with Ler, never broke into their apartment, and only knew about the database leak once it was made public this year.

Presumably, Ler and Brochez were going through unknown difficulties in their relationship during this period. After all, it was in 2012 that Brochez reported on his own partner, complaining to an MOH official that Ler had shown him the database and revealed Brochez’s HIV status to another person, as described by Minister Gan. Brochez claims that this complaint was referring specifically to the leak of the HIV registry, not to his own HIV status.

Brochez says in his post that he repeatedly tried contacting several MOH officials with the information that the database had been leaked, but his emails were brushed aside. After repeatedly seeking help with the database in 2016, his home was searched by police, the records were confiscated, and he was charged. Brochez does not mention the drugs found in his home.

In the interview with VICE, Brochez explains that in a bid to force the Singapore government to respond to his claims, he sent a screenshot of the registry in 2018, to no avail. Finally, in January 2019, he sent a Google Drive link of the uploaded records to the Supreme Court, Singapore’s Attorney General Office, several members of the government, and a senior editor at CNN.


Image: VICE
Mikhy Brochez, conspiracy theorist
In addition to these statements, Brochez also claims he was raped while imprisoned in Singapore, under supervision of the prison guards, and in this way contracted HIV.

This is despite Brochez’s and Ler’s police statements prior to their trials; a tacit admission of Brochez’s HIV-positive status prior to 2008. They said they were sorry for breaking the law, but that there was no other way for them to be together given Singapore’s regressive laws on HIV-positive foreigners.

Brochez is now telling VICE that these statements were made under duress, given involuntarily, and that he was forced to plead guilty after being held without food or water for four days. Back in his 2016 trial, Ler gave a similar statement, telling the court that he had been forced to make a statement of guilt after being threatened by a police officer.

Brochez believes that the allegations against him are the result of a deep-state conspiracy by the “Lee regime”, Minister for Law K Shanmugam, and the MOH. The Singapore government worked in concert to lie, threaten, and silence him, or so he claims.

Brochez himself is a known liar. HIV status aside, he is known to have forged documents stating that he graduated from Vanderbilt University; when VICE contacted Vanderbilt for clarification, they had no record of him ever attending. He also was in possession of drugs at the time of his arrest, although he says he was holding them for a friend.

In a 2010 interview, he claims to have been a child prodigy and “lab rat” of his mother, Dr Theresa King, a child psychologist from the United Kingdom. British Newspaper The Independent found that this person does not exist, and now Brochez has been caught trespassing on his real mother’s home in Kentucky.

It’s entirely possible, in fact, that Brochez’s explosive Facebook post is merely a response to the VICE News article published earlier today. VICE, in publishing its interview with Brochez, pointed out the lack of corroboration, and outright falsehoods, contained in some of his claims, which he clearly was not happy with.

He has rejected The Online Citizen’s request for an interview, saying that Singapore has no free media—though by “free”, he could just be looking for someone to blindly accept his claims.


Here’s the thing …
Brochez may be a liar and conspiracy theorist, wearing a tinfoil hit and trying to talk his way out of multiple crimes. However, his statements, compared against MOH’s, do raise some questions about the entire sequence of events.

Firstly, when Brochez revealed that Ler had possession of screenshots of the database as early as 2012, why were the police not involved? Even if, as MOH officials say, Brochez evaded questioning, the suspicion of such a confidential data breach should have been reported. If government agencies are going to tell us to report our slightest suspicions to the police, they should be held to the same standard.

Secondly, when the MOH ordered Brochez to take a blood test in 2014, and he refused, why was no action taken from 2014 to 2016? Surely it was a matter for concern then, as Brochez had refused an order by the Ministry?

Thirdly, how was MOH made aware of the database leak in 2016 and 2019?

In 2016, it said it had ‘suspicions’ that Brochez had the data. Brochez claims this is because he himself reported to MOH on the database leak. In 2019, the police informed MOH of the leak, which Brochez says he sent, in an email, to the Supreme Court. He also sent this link to journalists, who he trusted to ‘not reveal the data’ and instead report on the registry.

One thing’s for certain: Brochez is many things, but he did not aim to expose the data, or the records of HIV individuals. If anything, he saw himself as a Snowden-like whistleblower, bringing Singapore’s ‘shady’ government practices into the light. He did not ‘leak’, so much as inform the government that he had this data. Similar to Snowden, he set out to prove that recording such private data was immoral and could be misused.

But unlike Snowden, he has lied just as much as the government he accuses.

This exposure brings to light one aspect of the case: why should the government even possess such data on HIV-positive individuals, or ban foreigners with HIV from living in Singapore?

MOH says it is necessary for tracking and monitoring a public health concern, but with modern medication, individuals with HIV are not a threat to public safety. If anything, the HIV registry and ban could be doing more harm than good to the public image of HIV individuals. It is a symptom of, and reinforces, the age-old stigma against HIV-positive individuals.

In light of this incident, the government needs to answer the questions posed above regarding this case, as they raise serious concerns over MOH’s proficiency with the handling of personal data and possible breaches. Additionally, we need to review our government’s approach to HIV-positive individuals.

Mikhy Brochez may be a criminal, and more than a little crazy, but his case has exposed and revealed flaws in our public health system that must be addressed.

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18 years old should be worry about exam papers lost in A-levels marking

I think gone case since his biology knowledge so poor .
...

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Can a good plastic surgeon solve this problem?

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Chit Chat Corner / Re: FUNNY: So who are the real robbers here?
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:08:26 pm »
U are the real robber, robbed 2 minutes of my life :'(

LOL  ;D ;D ;D

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Quite common nowadays, wasn't common last time.
Last time to avoid judgement need to tell ppl we met in school, which is true also lol. Cz we met in school after meeting online.

How old was the guy?  :'(

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Help Me! / Re: very annoying neighbor
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:39:03 pm »
I see,it's a furniture made of wood .. hmm.. I think they should present a formal letter beforehand or present some staff id next time to look more convincing. The person look like kena arrow to do groundwork n first time doing.

And they're commanding ppl to do sth.

Yeah... furniture is definitely considered to be a fire hazard

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https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/jail-ex-teacher-who-cheated-girlfriend-more-178000

A former teacher told his girlfriend that he needed money as capital for "investments" and duped her into handing over cash totalling more than $178,000.

Gary Won Han Kiat, 35, who taught from 2011 to 2013, was sentenced to two years and a month in jail yesterday.


Won, who is jobless, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of cheating. He committed the offences between 2015 and 2017. Thirty-eight other charges for similar offences were taken into consideration during sentencing.

The court heard that Won's relationship with receptionist Leong Shi Min, 26, lasted two years. They first met via messaging app WeChat in 2015.

Won lied to Ms Leong, claiming to be a contractor, and on Oct 23 that year, he asked her for $4,000 on the pretext that he needed the funds as capital for work investments. She believed him and transferred the money to his bank account.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Jessie Lim said Won had no intention of using the money as work-related investments. Instead, he purchased $3,950 worth of chips at the Resorts World Sentosa casino the next day and gambled away the money.

He continued to ask her for more money after this, the court heard.

DPP Lim said: "In all instances, the accused deceived the complainant... by stating that he required the sums for his work investments when in reality they were used to fund his gambling habit.

"Around Nov 19, 2015, having dipped into her personal savings to deliver monies to the accused, the complainant then resorted to asking her mother for help when the accused asked for more (cash)."


Ms Leong's mother agreed to help and even cashed out her personal insurance policy so that she could pass the money to her daughter. Ms Leong would then hand over the funds to Won.

Court documents did not show how his offences came to light, but the couple's relationship ended around May 2017. She alerted the police on Nov 2 that year, saying Won had cheated her of cash on numerous occasions.

DPP Lim said Won had made restitution of more than $12,000. She urged District Judge John Ng to sentence Won to two years and three months in jail. She said the case involved a large sum of money and Won had abused Ms Leong's trust.

Defence lawyer Ashwin Ganapathy pleaded for a jail sentence of a year and eight months, saying Won had pleaded guilty to his offences at an early opportunity. Won was offered bail of $20,000. He has to surrender himself at the State Courts next Monday to begin serving his sentence.








Silly girl lend him $178,000 ....hope she manages to recover some of it...  :-[

Meeting via Wechat and an inverterate gambler

Those are alarm bells ringing dear girl.  :-[
You need to have your hearing checked if you think they are wedding bells ....  :-\

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Chit Chat Corner / This couple found love in a 'hopeless' place -- IRC
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:11:12 pm »
https://www.asiaone.com/women/couple-found-love-hopeless-place-irc


Woah  :o .....

DON'T GIVE UP BBFAs  !!!!

Jiayou! If they can do it, I'm sure you can find someone on EDMW !!!!

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Wedding, Home and Family / Re: Anyone married a smoker?
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:00:55 pm »
Get a big enuff bed, wear ear plugs. Get tired enough before slping.

But but but, the average Joe is over in 20mins- 30mins, how to get tired wor  ? ....  ;D

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I see many old women are clueless why they are unwanted and unable to get hitched

Actually from conversation and a few dates, can easily tell why men shun them

I think have to hook-up with like-minded people larrrr .....

if you don't have car but insist on dating those women who prefer someone who drives .... it is your own fault mah .....

if your circle of friends and potential pool of dates are the superficial sorts,  then you have to be superficial to fit-in mah ......

change what you can control ..... accept what you cannot.

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Help Me! / Re: very annoying neighbor
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:37:03 am »
Not my goods leh,,, I'm only occupier not owner or leasee lol. The owner oso don't want to move lol,,, yet the stranger guy want me to shift or throw away,,, I already avoid asking him if the item are his coz it's not even mine and if it's his he can do anything with it ,,,n I see no ID card lanyard is just a grey shirt guy who seems pretty reluctant tone to go about his work. It seems that he don't usually go around knocking on doors one.
Up til now no formal letter, maybe is not
Nowadays news oso got ppl claim to be cops.
And that day we went down one storey saw even more items lo,,, baffled y one storey can one storey cannot.
Right in front of us the unit gt alot of potted plants too.
Also baffled y two years no come tell us.
But if really got formal letter n the guy is the real deal. we will certainly oblige. And also I will show the person around the neighbourhood for more of such cases to ensure same standard is applied to all units.

I think HDB is a little lax and offers some leeway if those "goods" do not pose a fire-hazard - like newspapers and matresses,  are removable eg potted plants etc,  obstruct fire-exit or pathways ....

you cannot construct a permanent structure like fish-tank of course .... like that silly fella

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All About Love / Re: Check if husband is cheating
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:32:39 am »
for some reasons, that annoying site is always back. :(
i think that site is not healthy, even for single guys.

married or single, if a person is weak-minded and does not practice discernment - that site will surely lead anyone astray.  as the saying goes,  an idle-mind is the devil's playground. :-[


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