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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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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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POLICE: 74 Y.O. WOMAN WAS NOT RESTRAINED, INVITES FAMILY TO VIEW CCTV FOOTAGE

The Singapore Police Force clarified that it did not restrain Madam Josephine Savarimuthu, 74, during her arrest over a town council related matter at a neighborhood police post. Madam Savarimuthu was only restrained at the hands and legs during her transfer between the police post and Changi Women's Prison as part of standard procedure to prevent persons in custody from harming themselves.

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