Govt agencies should stop collecting cash

I suggest that government agencies should stop collecting cash. They should insist of being paid through the QR system.

This will force people to move to the QR system. They can pay from their bank account with an app (under PayNow).

What about people who do not have an app or mobile phone? They can ask a friend or family member to make payment for them.

Most adults have a mobile phone and a bank account. They can make the payment.

When I was in Australia a few years ago, I have to use a credit card to top up a transit card. The counter does not accept cash. The customer ahead of me did not have a credit card. He gave his cash to me, and I used my credit card to pay for his transit card.

If the government makes this direction, the movement towards cashless payment using QR code will be established within two years, maybe earlier.

We should stop giving all kinds of excuses, and continue with inefficient and wasteful systems.

 

KL Tan

 


 

 

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25 Responses to “Govt agencies should stop collecting cash”

  • TruBlu:

    By right,the RICH GOVT should $top COLLECTING MONEY from peasants,ya?

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  • tkl inconsiderate guy.:

    Thanks God, this TKL is never elected.

    He would be one so selfish and inconsiderate individual who would easily forgotten those lesser fortunate and lesser educated than him, like Old women collecting cardboards or those aunties still cleaning and washing table in the coffee shop.

    The government agency should not only collect cash but also collect coins even cents with a smile from these people.

    If TKL would have his way, I think those handicapped would be forced to stay at home.

    The society under him would be turned into an inconsiderate and uncaring society.

    If I am TKL, I would appear in next speaker’s corner to either explain to the people or apologize to all for such erratic and inconsiderate behavior.

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  • Why So Eager To Go Cashless?:

    Pls let people have options. Cashless mean the government will benefit as they will receive money immediately.

    Banks will also benefit as they do not need to have ATM. No need for technicians to repair and no need for policemen to put money into ATM. They will receive money immediately. They will also reduce cost of operations. All hawkers earnings will be monitored as they can do a computer printout.

    How does it benefit the public. Except for convenience, the banks and government are not going to give you any rebates or discount despite their lower operation cost.

    In China there are a lot of fake currency circulating. That’s why Cashless is good for them. If there is a Power Breakout, good luck to you.

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  • What a good idea:

    Moving all to QR will be great for fostering a caring and kind community.

    Someone with cash only will be dependent on kind community members such as Mr Tan to help out with simple payments.

    Or, “They can ask a friend or family member to make payment for them.” See? More kind and happy community interaction.

    “Ah Lian, me no QR. This stewpig place don’t take my money. Hurry, hurry, come to AMK polyclinic to help me pay. I fainting already.”
    “Ah Hua, me not free now. Cannot go. You ask Kin Lian. He sure help you one.”

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  • MarBowling:

    Tan Golden Chain,

    Ever for a moment wonder or ponder WHY big and developed countries like Japan STILL has 1 cent ¥ in circulation? Heard of “EVERY CENT COUNTS”! The Head of those PAPIGS MF donkey years ago approved the DISCONTINUATION OF MINTING of 1 cent coin because those MFs COMPLAINED that the cost of minting a piece of 1 cent coin costs about 10 cents! The BIG fiacking Q is : how much is the cost of PRINTING a $50, $100 or a $1000/= note?

    Like most have said loudly and clearly: LUCKILY TAN GOLDEN CHAIN WAS ERECTED AS THE PRE$IDENT!

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ should stop collecting million dollar salaries, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • oxygen:

    @ TKL your rant here speaks of you as stupid of no education, need I say more?

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  • Tew Kow Lei:

    WHAT THE FU*K THIS GUY TALKING.
    Ah Pek and ah soh die lah

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  • Evil, Greedy And Corrupt:

    Australia is a democracy and respect human rights, why not you suggest government to follow as well?

    Don’t talk cock here and selective examples to justify your trivial ramblings.

    Most of the elders are more familiar with their mother tongues.
    You can solve the cashless payment problem once this barrier is full taken care of. China has a common language medium to implement their cashless payment, so has Australia. Even then, working with technologies can be inhibiting for some in these countries. These countries progress to cashless payment, but they did not take away the choice to make cash payments. There is still choice even in China, why should that choice be taken away here?
    If Pigs are taking away people’s right to make a choice, then they are not fit to govern and should be removed.

    Society will evolve to cashless payment when it is ready, no need for you to come up with suggestions that could facilitate the pervasive milking of the working masses.

    Why is government forcing working people to pay for the cashless debit cards and confiscating their deposits? Why is there a an expiry and why is government taking the credits in the card without refunding the credits?
    The government has no right to steal these money.
    You should ask these questions and seek a resolution first before suggesting anything else.

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  • ganeshsk:

    KL Tan

    You know the anti Iscam unit has frozen many people accounts because they unknowingly branded as money launders for transferring small monies to other people thinking they were doing them a favour.

    So these people got no bank accounts let alone a debit card.

    So they got to transact by cash.

    So please tell the govt unfreeze their accounts so they can do what you are trying to set out to do.

    Thank You.

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  • More Of The Same?:

    tkl inconsiderate guy.:
    Thanks God, this TKL is never elected.

    He would be one so selfish and inconsiderate individual who would easily forgotten those lesser fortunate and lesser educated than him, like Old women collecting cardboards or those aunties still cleaning and washing table in the coffee shop.

    The government agency should not only collect cash but also collect coins even cents with a smile from these people.

    If TKL would have his way, I think those handicapped would be forced to stay at home.

    The society under him would be turned into an inconsiderate and uncaring society.

    If I am TKL, I would appear in next speaker’s corner to either explain to the people or apologize to all for such erratic and inconsiderate behavior.

    TKL made his career within and sucking up the establishment and it’s crony network.
    His pedigree is from grassroot RC and PA, his view simplistic and narrow , usually a rehash and parroting from the “right things” he is fed, heard and read.
    Thus far, he is one of the few who is left alone and unscathed from any evil demonization from greedy pigs, because he is not considered a worthy opponent or threat to Pig’s rule.

    You should never expect much from him.

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  • About Money Again:

    Cashless payment is a good means of tracking transactions and extracting more taxes from current tax leakages.
    How much the retailers, hawkers and many other forms of small businesses earn can be efficiently tracked using this method and then taxed accordingly without the need of depending how much earnings are declared.

    This is the prime motive of pushing for a cashless payment society for the government. More money could be efficiently and optimally milked from the digits.

    Moreover if it’s an autocratic government, such system could be opened to abuse.
    Imagine a target subject being refused payment for anything, without any other form of payment available, this could certainly make life miserable and crippled any dissenders.

    China already using this social credit system to crush and silence critics, and this place is a small brother of the Chinese system.

    The issue is not with what tools are implemented but how it is being used.
    Just like a knife, can use for cooking, can use it to kill.
    Just like the extradition law proposal in HK, whether good or bad, it lies largely who is presiding the law. The HK people already tell us the answer in their protests.

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  • Have a heart:

    Becoming heartless like the miws .
    Never fails
    No wonder our country is full of cold overbearing snobs.
    Nearly everday we bear witness to such uncaring attitude…
    fights in public spaces over small issues and some more serious ,have become quite common occurences.
    People are already feeling immense pressure from our gov’s bad policies…many are lashing out against one another..
    Its only going to get worse if we citizens dont wake up. in fact its already a tad too late.

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  • Bapak:

    No offend to RI boys, but it seems those up-there RI boys never use their brains. Has this group lost their way?

    tkl inconsiderate guy.:
    Thanks God, this TKL is never elected.

    He would be one so selfish and inconsiderate individual who would easily forgotten those lesser fortunate and lesser educated than him, like Old women collecting cardboards or those aunties still cleaning and washing table in the coffee shop.

    The government agency should not only collect cash but also collect coins even cents with a smile from these people.

    If TKL would have his way, I think those handicapped would be forced to stay at home.

    The society under him would be turned into an inconsiderate and uncaring society.

    If I am TKL, I would appear in next speaker’s corner to either explain to the people or apologize to all for such erratic and inconsiderate behavior.

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  • Bs:

    This is a big bs!

    You know when you retire, you cannot have a credit car, you cannot buy car without loan. You can’t buy a house either! So get real!

    Why don’t you just get out of the human race? Try 6666!

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  • Darth Vader:

    Let’s see now:

    Cashless QR code epayment system at Pasir Ris social enterprise hawker center. Outcone of system: ALL the hawkers went unpaid for 5 months because the system deposited the hawkers’ daily earnings directly into NTUC Foodfare’s account WITHOUT recording which stall earned how much each day…

    First day of e-nets: system crashed, forcing everyone to go back to cash until the system can be restored

    Sure; let’s do exactly what tkl says. Singapore should switch to the QR code cashless payment system fully. That way lowly paid and educated people who can’t afford to own a smartphone or even know how to use the cashless payment system will all slowly starve to death because they are unable to buy anything. Hey, since tkl ALREADY advocates Singapore becoming a marxist state, why not go all the way and have queues for food several blocks long just to buy a few slices of stale bread and low grade meat and vegetables, just like in the glory days of tje soviet union?

    You know what tkl, just keep your so-called “pearls of wisdom” where they belong, inside the cesspit that is your head, and while you’re at it, just go and engage in penetrative intercourse with yourself!!!!

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  • Say NO to greed:

    The question to ask whether the Govt agencies are right or lawful in indiscriminately taxing people. Are they abusing their authority?

    No MP bothers to question them. MPs are all yes men.

    By helping the lazy PM to collect money they also collect bigger bonuses and get promoted.

    For example, in most countries street parking starts at 8 or 9 (ours at 7) and ends at 5pm.

    But now they’ve extended it to 10 pm or the whole night. This is grossly unfair since people pay the highest road tax in the world and yet cannot park for free after 5. WTF.

    The reason is also to force you to park in HDB carparks where they’ll make money from you.

    A dominant one party state abuses its authority. We’ve to put a stop to this.

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  • Say NO to greed:

    TKL, you’re very unpopular. THIS silly idea reflects your shallowness in thinking.

    You should instead call on the Govt to stop abusing its authority and the agencies to stop being a stooge of the regime.

    What are you trying to prove?

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  • Failed to be president:

    You think everyone so rich and smart like you and am able to use and own smart phone? Now we know why you lose deposit.

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  • Pay for your sins:

    Now very good wat. Can use cash, card, phone. Why change leh?

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  • Python 5:

    TKL shouldn’t join any opposition party.
    It will merely degrade those opposition parties.

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  • Money Grab:

    Darth Vader:
    Let’s see now:

    Cashless QR code epayment system at Pasir Ris social enterprise hawker center. Outcone of system: ALL the hawkers went unpaid for 5 months because the system deposited the hawkers’ daily earnings directly into NTUC Foodfare’s account WITHOUT recording which stall earned how much each day…

    First day of e-nets: system crashed, forcing everyone to go back to cash until the system can be restored

    Sure; let’s do exactly what tkl says. Singapore should switch to the QR code cashless payment system fully. That way lowly paid and educated people who can’t afford to own a smartphone or even know how to use the cashless payment system will all slowly starve to death because they are unable to buy anything. Hey, since tkl ALREADY advocates Singapore becoming a marxist state, why not go all the way and have queues for food several blocks long just to buy a few slices of stale bread and low grade meat and vegetables, just like in the glory days of tje soviet union?

    You know what tkl, just keep your so-called “pearls of wisdom” where they belong, inside the cesspit that is your head, and while you’re at it, just go and engage in penetrative intercourse with yourself!!!!

    This blunder is very telling and ridiculous, NTUC has no interest in the hawkers livelihoods or how much each hawker earns but rather aggregate all the earnings to NTUC and milk the hawkers dry. They never think of how much they should return each hawker’s respective earning.

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  • RDB:

    Article writer KL Tan,

    What is QR System? I ask because it isn’t a commonly know abbreviation.

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  • Laughing Out Loud, Louder.....:

    Tan Kin Lian, you sound like a fool of the highest order at your age, and with your experience. I wonder how those working under you previousl in NTUC Insurance thought/still thinking about you? No wonder, you never get back your deposit!

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  • Hank:

    KL Tan has the potential to be a Pap mp. Selfish and stuck in an ivory tower like them. Even in a city that is more advanced than Singapore like Tokyo, cash is still king. Think about it dimwit!

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