Tag Archives: Death

IRAS WANTS TO COLLECT $58.74 FROM DEAD SINGAPOREAN MAN

A reader sent a photo of a letter from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, which is addressed to the family of the recently deceased Mr Garbrel. According to the letter, the IRAS is demanding payment for $58.74 in owed income taxes from the family of the late Mr Garbrel.

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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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CARING FOR DYING PARENTS ENOUGH TO BANKRUPT MOST S’POREANS

This is an issue that has always troubled me. The amount to set aside is highly uncertain depending on how parents die. A slow death will cost a bomb not only in terms of money but in time and energy as well. No matter what, this is a burden that MUST be borne if we call ourselves decent human beings.

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