RETIRED CIVIL SERVANT: IT IS UNFAIR TO ISSUE SG50 BONUS TO NON-SINGAPOREAN CIVIL SERVANTS!

Dear editor

I refer to the recent news that all civil servants will get a sum of $500 as part of their bonus package as SG50 bonus.

This is unfair.

Has civil service forgotten about ex-civil servants who have served 20 -30 years previously? They have built and served Singapore, and most of them dont have pensions but yet they are now surviving on meagre livings, or either unemployed, or ended up as taxi drivers, security guards or some even wheelchair bound.

These people are real Singaporeanns who have worked and sacrificed for the nation! They deserve the $500!

Let me give you an analogy, in a 4 x 4 relay race, do you only reward the last lap runner or all 4 runners?

To add insult to former civil servants, there are thousands of foreigners in the public sector, notably within MOE. Do these foreigners deserve our SG50 $500 bonus?

A.S.S Contributor
Joseph E

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