GOVT TALK BIG ABOUT GOING CASHLESS BUT GOVT AGENCY ONLY ACCEPT “NETS”

I refer to the article “Can Singapore catch up in race to go cashless?” (Straits Times, Aug 26).

“Cashless payment options abound”

It states that “In high-tech Singapore, where cashless payment options abound, consumers prefer to fish for physical notes and jiggle coins to pay for goods and services.”

Government agency only accepts Nets?

Last week, a government agency called and said that the one and only method of payment is by Nets at their office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

When I went to their office to make payment by Nets – I reconfirmed with the staff as to whether Nets was the one and only method of payment.

“Cashless” inconvenience?

The answer was yes – no cash, no internet banking, no credit card, no debit card, no cheques, no ATM!

So much for the remarks in the subject news article “In high-tech Singapore, where cashless payment options abound”!

Shouldn’t the Government be taking the lead in making “cashless” more convenient for Singaporeans?

Leong Sze Hian

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