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ELDERLY IN SG HAVE TO WORK UNTIL THEY DIE

Not one of us thinks the elderly aunties or uncles, who work selling tissues at hawker centers, or collecting cardboard and pushing their trolleys full of cardboard on the roads are actually working because they want to alleviate their boredom, or, in the words of a famous person here, for exercise. Only our Ministers think the elderly work and carried on working way past their retirement age, because they want to.

This is just their way of telling Singaporeans that the problems they all talked about, are actually not problems. We just make it an issue. Nonsense! Why would these elderly folks continue to work when they could not even walk that fast anymore? They would rather be somewhere relaxing, enjoying the fruits of their youthful labour, enjoying the retirement money they had worked so hard for all those years ago. Except, there are no retirement money, and there is no relaxing to be had. To be able to eke out a living in Singapore, one has to work until one cannot walk anymore.

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SINGAPORE'S ELDERLY WORKING POOR REFLECTS WHAT A SHAMEFUL NATION WE ARE

The further danger, said Dr Ng, is that such rigorous means-testing would “discourage others who might actually qualify if they tried”. Ms Wong Yock Leng, a senior social worker with Tsao Foundation, said: “When you ask for ComCare assistance, they will check for everything… That’s why a lot of people don’t apply anymore after that. It’s so daunting, the whole process.”The shame of a 1st world nation?

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SBS DRIVER SLAMMED BUS DOORS ON OLD MAN, REFUSED TO APOLOGISE OR HELP

81 year old Lee Hak Ngee was going home from his eldercare centre when an SBS bus slammed its doors on him. The incident caused him excruciating pain which he described as a "knife slicing him". His middle and ring fingers were injured because of this.

Mr Lee was waiting for the passenger in front of him to board bus 113 when the doors shut and injured him. It was only when he shouted that the bus captain noticed and opened the doors.

The driver did not apologise or rush to help the old man. Instead, he only told him to see the doctor and give him a call afterwards. Mr Lee had no choice but to tap his ezlink and sit down again.

Mr Lee is a heart patient who also suffers from diabetes. Even if he was not a patient, surely the bus captain could have helped him and not leave him in the lurch?

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SUPER FIT 65 Y.O. UNCLE DOES SUPERMAN STUNTS, PUTS YOUNGER MEN TO SHAME

A Singaporean elderly man was spotted in a local park performing exercises, such as handstand push ups and planches, that would put most younger men to shame. Readers reported seeing the man performing his usual exercise routines, which involve him riding a unicycle along a stretch of railing along the reservoir, for some time.

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HDB 99 YEAR LEASE TIME BOMB COULD CAUSE PROPERTY MARKET COLLAPSE

At least TWO PAP Ministers (Khaw Boon Wan & Lawrence Wong) have confirmed my point about the HDB 99 Year Lease being ZERO in value when the lease expired. This is an important critical fact that most Singaporeans have ignored for decades and despite of such reality, Singaporeans are still pumping huge amount of money willingly into HDB resale market which in turn, pushes up the new BTO HDB flats!

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GOVT MUST DO ALL THEY CAN TO HELP DISPLACED ELDERLY VENDORS FROM SUNGEI ROAD

NEA said that government agencies will be reaching out to the other users at the Sungei Road Hawking Zone who are not original permit holders, to share information on financial and employment assistance, as well as channels through which they can continue their trade, should they wish to do so.

Let's hope that this is just not saying good things to appease the public. These elderly vendors really do need the government's help in this issue, not least because their main source of income is going to be taken away from them soon. This is not a case of help to continue their trade and help in their financial capabilities should they wish to be helped. They must be helped, one way or another. We cannot neglect them just because they are old and their trade is a disappearing one.

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