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TWO TRAGIC DEATHS, DIFFERENT TREATMENT FROM MEDIA AND MINISTERS

The first reports that came out just noted her as a 64 year old woman, knocked down by husband, and succumbing to injuries. Then, it emerged that the dead woman was actually a long serving civil servant with the Ministry of Manpower. Finally today, we are informed by the media that the dead woman was a senior deputy director at the Ministry of Manpower's foreign manpower management division. That is quite a high civil servant post. So high, in fact, that former Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin even posted a message on his Facebook page, about how dedicated and respected she was, and that they had lost a well-loved colleague. While this was a sad accident, and no one should have lost their lives in such tragic circumstances, how come a Minister only post about how well respected the unfortunate woman was? Probably because of her high ranking, then she is well remembered. Don't know how many MPs actually posted their condolences to the family of the boy who died in unfortunate circumstances when a goalpost fell on him. He died a day earlier than the senor deputy director at MOM. Also in tragic circumstances. Didn't see any Ministers react as such on his Facebook page. Why ah?

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LETTER TO PARENTS WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN ON MOUNT KINABALU

You are living out the reality of our biggest collective fear as parents. I lose sight of my child for one moment in the playground and I can barely breathe; the very idea that I may not lay my eyes on her again leaves me paralyzed. You have had your children taken from you so tragically, so suddenly. This is perhaps the darkest a parent’s life can get. And I know that perhaps, at this moment, you are not ready for our condolences, our sympathies, our solidarity. But I want you to know that you do not mourn alone.

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