Treat other people fairly

One of the core value which I promote is fairness. This is embedded in one of our core values – justice.

If we embrace the value of fairness, we get away from the negative value of greed and selfishness.

We cannot uphold the value of fairness if we think only of our self interest and disregard the interest of the other party.

It is this sense of fairness that make me dislike the PAP some three decades ago.

Here are some of the actions taken by the PAP that I detest, as it goes against my sense of fairness:

a) To appoint the losing PAP candidate as the grassroots adviser, and to deny the winning MP the right to use the community center and other public facilities for them to do their work.

b) To discriminate against a constituency that voted for a non PAP MP in access to public funds for upgrading their physical environment.

c) To great different “generations” of citizens with different benefits and adopt an arbitrary cutoff date for definition of the generations, e.g pioneer generation, merdeka generation.

d) Create complicated schemes to determine the different types of benefits given to citizens, e.g. housing grants, medical benefits, child care subsidies, admission to primary schools, etc. These complicated schemes give citizens “in the know” an advantage over the other citizens.

e) Failure to provide adequate protection for ordinary people from financial scams and questionable investments.

f) Making the ability to pay a primary consideration for access to scarce goods, e.g. COE for ownership of cars.

g) Allow wealthy people to harass ordinary citizens by suing them in court for defamation.

I like the see fairness being a core value and a primary consideration for the formulation of government policies.

 

KL Tan

 

 

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15 Responses to “Treat other people fairly”

  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    “Fair” or FairyTale???…most likely the latter…

    The man who Con You had been telling FairyTales so often that he BELIEVE in his own Fantasy…Go into that Rainbow and chase Gold and eventually to find the Pot of Shit he left there for all to see & smell

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  • Hipo:

    Plagiarizing others works? Man you talking NONSENSE!. No apologies or come clean when given chances to do so!

    TKL, What values you composed of? Oh!. Fxxx

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  • MarBowling:

    KL Tan,

    When Lee Kayu was alive and kicking around, did you TALK to him about fairness when you(as Indian Chief of NTUC Insurance)happened to rub shoulder with him? Believe at that time you had left your 2 tiny little balls at home or in the office, right!

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  • TruBlu:

    disregarding pure political play,even GRASSLOOTERS ARE BEING GIVEN ‘ADVANATGE’ OVER the ordinary sgs these grasslooters are supposed to ‘serve’ in the first instance?

    look around or ask around and ,at once,you come to realise how GRASSLOOTERS USE THE CIVIL SERVANTS like LTA(especially LTA) to take advantabge over their neighbours etc.

    WHY OUR CIVIL SERVANTS DOING GROUND-WORK ARE SO FEARFUL OF POWERFUL GRASSLOOTERS AND SEEM TO BE EVEN OPENLY DOING THEIR BIDDING THESE DAYS?

    I am sure many common sgs among us have sufferred in various INJUSTICES from the DIFFERENTIATED TREATMENTS BETWEEN GRASSROOT-NEIGHBOURS and we,the law-abiding sgs.

    it is frustrating to witness civil servnats carrying out their duties with prejudices in favour of grasslooters who are supposed to SERVE SOCIETY in their first place ,and,NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND and bullying their neighbours,sometimes vIA OUTRIGHT AGRESSION and get away with that even when the police are informed of their wrong-doings???

    i sincerely hope OUR HONEST GAHMEN N TOP CIVIL SERVANTS CAN ENSURE THE ORDINARY CITIZENS ARE STOPPED FROM ALL THESE SOCIAL INJUSTICES WHICH ARE QUITE RAMPANT N PERVASIVE NOWADAYS.

    I HOPE THE GOVT CAN SERIOUSLY ADDRESS SUCH SOCIAL INJUSTICES AND CORRECT THE WRONG-DOINGS GOING AROUND ON THE GROUND SO THAT OUR SOCIETY COULD BE MORE EQUAL ONCE AGAIN.

    FAIRNESS MUST COME TO JUST N FAIR PRACTICES AND CIVIL SERVANTS’ INTEGRITY N UPRIGHTNESS WHEN CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    LK, do read our Pledge meaningfully. We don’t pledge to build a society “based on justice” per se. It’s so, only so as “achieve prosperity”. So if justice is seen to be not conducive to “prosperity”, we needn’t care for it. That’s pragmatism for us, and LKY and PAP have all along vouched to be pragmatic!

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  • Bapak:

    Mr Tan, you should start your complaint from Milo Istana!

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  • A plp is a fallen soul:

    A plp is a fallen soul treating itself a saleable item. If it has been a professional, he is no longer one but a carcass with the knowledge base of the discipline but incapable of upholding human value. A criminal may have the human soul left in him for salvation to be a human member but a plp has sold its soul n will be keeping on doing so. It would not made any difference whether he keeps his name or camouflage it with other.

    Plps aren’t worthy of trust for they will have no problem at all to betray or market tha trust to the higher bidders. Plps r traitors becos patrotism needs a soul n capacity to uphold human values but one who trades in on’s soul, he becomes just a zombie. Anyone needing plps r none other than evil in human form but like plp has traded its soul to evil.

    Evidence r aplenty in PAP SIN. It took LHY n LWL to pay the prize of losing their parents to fully come to understand the evils n their plps. Compliancy implies losing one’s soul to succumb to evil n does its bidding with rewards a plp would have no courage nor confidence n ability to achieve on its own. Plp utilization is generally camourflaged with team work but only the evil calls the tune n plps echo. Netizens would be familiar with life evidence around Singaporeans.

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  • Singapore Fooled Again n Again:

    The most unfair wealth distributions fall into real estate. You can see old condo sold en-bloc each owner pocket millions of dollars and landed property owners seeing their asset go up from $5m to $30m or more due to policies that favour such rich owners.

    But for HDB flat lessees (not actual owners), they will see their HDB flat become zero when it reach 99 years old. All their assets vaporised whereas the rich will see their assets go up few times from millions to tens of millions $ and those from tens of millions become hundreds of millions $.

    Government try to pacify the poor and middle income groups by dishing to them a few hundred $ here and there and when election come, it can goes up to over a thousand $

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  • Harder Truths:

    Democracy is not justice. It is the will and expectation of the leeders, not of the majority.

    ‘Justice’ was brought to $ingapore by the British. They made it so the British way was ‘just’ and the majority locals were ruled as colonial workers.

    Just like animal farm, the current rulers want to ape the British in order to give themselves the mantle of authenticity.

    Unless you have a majority in parliament, trying to promote your brand of ‘justice’ is a fool’s errand.

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  • General Custer:

    Tan KL, when you were in charge of NTUC Income, did you have the same principles as you now espoused?
    Not so, We hear from those in your organization quite a lot!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    General Custer:
    Tan KL, when you were in charge of NTUC Income, did you have the same principles as you now espoused?
    Not so, We hear from those in your organization quite a lot!

    Bro…he was in charge of a PONZI Scheme offered to him by NTUC and its 500,000 members to Kick Start an Insurance multi-level or they say a Pyramid Organisation…and the rest is History lah!!!

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  • hindu con men:

    patriot of TUMASIK:
    “Fair” or FairyTale???…most likely the latter…

    The man who Con You had been telling FairyTales so often that he BELIEVE in his own Fantasy…Go into that Rainbow and chase Gold and eventually to find the Pot of Shit he left there for all to see & smell

    @KL Tan,

    Justice should be based on common sense based on proven set of moral values.

    Whether you like it or not, Malays are the owner of this land, they are NOT a minority race, followed by Chinese (including cantonese though they regard themselves higher than China), and the guest visitors our ang moh. The least desired on the planet and the only minority is of course the indian, or to be exact, descendents of rohingya the criminals.

    If the judicial court system is run by indians, this explains the chaos we see today in Malaysia and Singapore.

    Furthermore, at least half of the personnel working in the courthouse are not local born Singaporeans, they are foreigners who will destroy anyone of you anytime, let alone those indians.

    Use common sense if you want to be politicians to get voted, you cannot use indians or cantonese hired out of hk uk ausi or even Malaysia to run our country. Singapore has more than enough qualified Malay and Chinese to run the system.

    The low birth rate in Singapore is due to high crime rate since the 90s, long time already, not because of women of high education refuse to procreate.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Regarding Mr Tan’s point (a), I should add this observation. I live in Hougang, WP ward. But a “Mr Lee” has seemed MP, despite PAP’s losing at the GE. As some PA office holder, Mr Lee’s face has been everywhere every occasion – Deepavali, hari raya, mooncake festival, etc. Posters featuring him, like those featuring PAP candidates campaigning at GE, appear at every turn, “wishing residents” all sorts of good wishes. His name and picture appear too in large, colourful posters advertising all kinds of excursions and tours for senior citizens. At dinners during festivities, he is guest of honour and addresses diners on stage, as at political rallies. Now, my grandson attended the “Tiny Tots” kindergarten, run by PA but evolved from the “PAP Kindergartens” of bygone days. Mr Lee, Chairman of the governing board, was the guest of honour, to appear at an end-of-course concert and prize-giving. Pupils were trained to line both sides his path of arrival, and to shout “Mr Lee, Mr Lee” as he walked past, like attendants cheer at election rallies. At the end, those tinytots had to wait so long, because Mr Lee remained to pose for family photos with each and every family who attended. So, even tiny tots were not spared the four year campaigning for Mr Lee, who is the PAP candidate for the next GE (at which candidates will have only some eight days to campaign and put up posters, one day of which is cooling day when no campaigning is allowed).

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  • Upgrading PAP scam:

    HDB upgrading enhances HDB value. True, half true or false.
    HDB upgrading subsidized but owner has to pay some$10000 or more. Do Singaporeans HDB owners know how much really the upgrading really cost per unit? If your snswer is no, then how do you know upgrading is subsidize n how much? How do u know HDB aka PAP govt does not make a handsome profits from the $10000 or more you have paid. What about the increase in valuation n the property taxes HDB owners have to pay? Now your $10000 uor pay for the upgrading may enhance the value only if the drop in value with year esp the very old units which r really targeted for upgrading n a substantial source of fresh fund (for every 1000 units PAP select, the amt pap collected is $10m out front rxcluding interests accrued for instalment over 5, 10, 20 etc years n within this periods u cannot sell n even you sell u have to pay all before the sale cant be completed. Then can u afford to get another place. If you rent then how long can u survive with the rental!). What if you cannot afford even on instalment,would u be like the son who jumps to his dead n mother killed herselg in the flat. Perhaps the HDB is kind enough to take over the flat for a couple of coffins n the last hurrah journey to be incinerated.
    This is the scenario related by kopitiam poor retirees seniors. What was interesting was they ,end their concluding chinese 5000 y wisdom or just con sooth
    富人不仁,逼窮去死. Some younger, maybe the newly con promoted merdeka G retorted puppy fart congested. SIN PAP will deny they belong to the 富人becos they haven’t got enough compared with the HK, PRC, US etc… superrich. They propose to amend
    政贪而富,逼民走头无路。病不如死。怨天怨地不需錢。怨贪政可要赔裤子哦
    Singapore has no talent outside PAP seemed to be a lie judging from the clear n succint accurate polisocio philosophical thoughts!

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  • TruBlu:

    CIVIL ‘servants’?… INTEGRITY,SERVICE,EXCELLENCE.

    Of these 3,INTEGRITY IS KEY.

    when civil servants have true INTEGRITY,service follows and they can excel in their duties.

    WHO ARE OBSTRUCTING OUR CIVIL SERVANTS ON THE GROUND SO MUCH SO THAT COMMON SGS ARE SUFERRING UNJUST N UNFAIR PRACTICES?

    MR CHAN CHUN SING MAY WANT TO PONDER ON THIS.

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