Disengaged Civil Servants and Politicians

Function 8 is disappointed with the civil servants in the Ministry of Home Affairs. They do not acknowledge or answer correspondence from citizens. Their feedback unit does not even generate an automatic acknowledgement.

As a public institution serving the citizens of Singapore with an estimated expenditure of nearly $59 million for FY2019 on International & Public Relations, Public Communications, see link, we find it disturbing and ironic that it cannot employ a single staff to attend to emails from the public.

On 10 July 2019, we wrote to the ministry via email and ordinary mail requesting for information on persons arrested under the ISA and the fate of several Myanmar nationals who were deported. No acknowledgement or response was received.

On 5 August 2019, we wrote to Minister K Shanmugam via email and post on our queries, sending him copies of our letters. Again there was no acknowledgement or response.

On 27 August 2019, we sent a reminder to the minister. Till today, we have not received an acknowledgement or response.

The conduct of the minister and the civil servants of his ministry leaves much to be desired.

What can we, as citizens of Singapore do to make our ministers and civil servants accountable to us? Are they beyond reproach? Is the simple act of engaging ordinary citizens now beyond their responsibility and below their dignity?

 

* Facebook post by Function 8.

 

 

 

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23 Responses to “Disengaged Civil Servants and Politicians”

  • Asd:

    They are but a bunch of useless leech when ask a question they will not say yes or no but will refer you to statement from publications

    Sack them all and just have dozens and dozens of publications for walk-ins to read for themselves if they have doubts…

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  • Vote for Change:

    Under the infilial one, they become very much arrogant, aloof of themselves.
    Earning less then $500K are mediocre, remember?
    Citizens become nobody.
    Need to climb high mountains to ever reach to them.

    They are lost in direction. They become the Master and forgotten about the citizens and their duties.

    Imaging this;

    9% goods and services tax every month. For those with income, that still sound unbearable. However for those without income they still must pay, regardless.

    The math is easy, if they brings in 10M people, literally 10M * 9% * average ~$3500 = 3.15B every year just for the GST tax alone. Everyone must eat and must spend, even for babies. This excludes selling their expensive HDBs and other form of taxes.

    They become the money-minded business man. They lost the sense and duty of care. Everything becomes expensive and more and more citizens will become displaced and lost their jobs. Many shops are closing down.

    We need to put in more OPPO to displace them of their $$$$$$$$ and bring them down to earth, so that they can see and hear us.

    Please deny 2/3 or our children will have no future.

    They are leading us to “Poor Quality of lives”, “No ahead”, “Nothing”, “Lifeless and worse ahead”. Why do we need them?

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  • Vote for Change 2:

    typo errors;

    its $3.15B every month [not every year]

    Or $37,800,000,000.00 every year.

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ should be held accountable to Singaporeans, VOTE THEM OUT !

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  • Silver:

    This guy Shame is big………..WHY DON’t Sinkies want to sack him?

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  • Left to australia:

    these bunch of imbeciles only respond when there is money to be made from citizens

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  • Lova:

    Vote for Change:
    Under the infilial one, they become very much arrogant, aloof of themselves.
    Earning less then $500K are mediocre, remember?
    Citizens become nobody.
    Need to climb high mountains to ever reach to them.

    They are lost in direction. They become the Master and forgotten about the citizens and their duties.

    Imaging this;

    9% goods and services tax every month. For those with income, that still sound unbearable. However for those without income they still must pay, regardless.

    The math is easy, if they brings in 10M people, literally 10M * 9% * average ~$3500 = 3.15B every year just for the GST tax alone. Everyone must eat and must spend, even for babies. This excludes selling their expensive HDBs and other form of taxes.

    They become the money-minded business man. They lost the sense and duty of care. Everything becomes expensive and more and more citizens will become displaced and lost their jobs. Many shops are closing down.

    We need to put in more OPPO to displace them of their $$$$$$$$ and bring them down to earth, so that they can see and hear us.

    Please deny 2/3 or our children will have no future.

    They are leading us to “Poor Quality of lives”, “No ahead”, “Nothing”, “Lifeless and worse ahead”. Why do we need them?

    some tiem ago i met this singaprean who has a masters in economics. he claims consumption tax like COE and GST are what made him stay in singapore because he thinks income taxes int he west tax him unfairly I am pretty shocked at what he said. he claims that u can choose not to pay tax in singapore because of consumption tax. I told him u dont have to pay tax if u not working in other countries.

    Its such peanut heads like this that the PAP stays in power for so long

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  • Harder Truths:

    I am sure all you Function 8 jokers vote pappies.

    Why should they bother?

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  • did you vote OPPO?:

    if you voted pap and are now complaining, don’t complain. your mistake is boomeranging back to hit you.

    STOP the mistake.

    repent and start to vote OPPO. that is the only way to improve current disengagement in pap civil serpents.

    THERE is no other way.

    The very fact you need to complain means you are not S$m and so outside radar range of lky clown and wife S$m clan. no surprise nobody in pap heeds you.

    If you are S$m, even though you are neither pro pap nor pro OPPO, every pap Lj and every pap Cb from lky clown and wife S$m clan will solve your complains before you even opened your mouth to say ONE word.

    too bad. you are not S$m. and you voted pap. Now, go reflect, repent, and start to vote OPPO.

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  • UniQ:

    Remember REACH ??

    My as well call WAYANG

    ‘We Are Your ‘ACTING’ National Gahmen’

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  • Wilson Lee:

    The PAP Brahmins laugh all the way to the bank every month.

    With so much taxpayer money flowing into their bank accounts, they’ve to spend a lot of time counting and watching their portfolio of investments and properties.

    This is why they have no time to reply to you. Mostly likely it’s an instruction from the very top to ignore organisations like Function 8.

    Migrate if you can. No country is perfect but at least you don’t have to put up with PAP hypocrisy and insincerity and have them rob you via ERP, carpark charges etc.

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  • Climate Change 100B:

    100B, no problems, 15% GST coming;

    Heng Swee Keat said; 15 per cent, and there still would not be enough as if we are stupid and in return must show appreciation for them;

    https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2019/06/17/netizens-displeased-with-dpm-hengs-statement-that-gst-would-be-up-to-15-if-not-for-singapores-healthy-reserves/

    At your expense, landfilling for others, selling your harmony, your child future and quality of lives to others, “AT YOUR EXPENSE”;

    Do we need such leaders? What else they will sell off next?

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  • Bapak:

    What can we, as citizens of Singapore do to make our ministers and civil servants accountable to us? Are they beyond reproach? Is the simple act of engaging ordinary citizens now beyond their responsibility and below their dignity?
    ==================================================================
    They only see you once every five years. Fyi, they are coming to see you soon.

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  • Governance Erosion!:

    Who is the Humble servant?
    Who is the public servant?
    Who is the humble servant that supposed to serve the Masters of the land?

    Have the roles tombalek ?

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  • TruBlu:

    Civil servants have all but become MERELY PUBLIC SERVANTS’ servants?

    Must protect iron rice-bowl at all cost!
    Who care about SERVING civilians especially poor n powerless ones?!

    Anyway,PUBLIC SERVANTS love being *$erved*.
    So what to do next?

    Vote wisely.
    And to oppo, OPPOSE WISELT too.

    Dont allow yourselves to get stucked in the quicksand or it will CONsume you by and by.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Monopolies always have a take it or leave it attitude.

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  • Profiteering NTUC:

    Other countries charge 5 cents per plastic bag, but NTUC charge 20 cents. This is pure profiteering by a government link company.

    Where do all this profiteered money go to? Helping the environment? Or adding to some bonus or reserve?

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  • pap S$m brainless Ljs & Cbs:

    Profiteering NTUC:
    Other countries charge 5 cents per plastic bag, but NTUC charge 20 cents. This is pure profiteering by a government link company.

    Where do all this profiteered money go to? Helping the environment? Or adding to some bonus or reserve?

    we have stupid folks in pap running ntuc.

    plastic use ban/curb help global warming? Not unless they are dumped into ocean like indians and africans. after all plastics in Spore are burnt.

    we don’t have useless scholars in our midst unlike pap Ljs and pap Cbs. yet by our calculation, 3 years of plastic use in Spore is equivalent to 4 hours of haze from sumatra or kalimantan.

    which is easier for ntuc? ban/curb plastic use in Spore to help alleviate global warming or stop buying from haze creators from sumatra kalimantan?

    no wonder Spore is going downhill since 2004. such brainless pap Ljs and pap Cbs in charge. the only wonder is Spore has not died quicker.

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  • Accountability:

    Sense of responsibility, accountability n work ethos in a top public servant including ministers n president is depended on the political party they belong to or have been associated with before they, resigned prior to their seeking election to a public position or/n the individual him/herself. So either ways, if these qualities r found lacking, it is your responsibility n accountability to your fellow citizens for casing your sacred vote for the wrong candidate n/or party. To amend, you have to put public interests over private interests including succumbing to akin to Adam’s apple which as it was told in the faith decided the entire human race, you have to exercise your power to choose the right man or power to work accountably, responsibly n transparently in your n your fellow citizens interests n benefits n to have the opportunity n power bring all past culprits to conviction with evidence only possible if the compliancy of bureaucrats is exterminated. So kpkb is a wasteful exercise n the most stupid n the international appraised late Mr LKY has openly signalled while he was alive n active.
    So the next GE is round the corner, if you seriously determined to avert your stupidity n cursed till eternity as daft Singaporean,think even if you have not use your brain to think abt long term affairs for the last 5 decade, do it now to choose the right man for his gabs or his wayang capability but for his past work ethos n personality of dedication no lies nor pliagiarising, but honesty n fair deal attitude than a wall flower with toxin n gadener befind.
    Stop kpkb use your brain to break through the curse of daft! Do your responsible, accountable duty first b4 demanding the same from a wrongchoice!

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  • GY historic Loser:

    If a country since independence has been ruled by one party , for over half a century, what can have happened to the civil service in terms of its allegiance, partisanship and biaseness?

    On paper is on paper. I am talking about the real world situation.
    Could the civil service be biased towards the ruling party in a partisan and subservient way since they are merely humans subjected to the weaknesses in humann morality and character?

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  • oxygen:

    POHA LEGISLATION FORTIFIES INCOMPETENCE, OBFUSCATION even outright denial of well-concealed wrong doings in politics and government and aggrieved peasants can’t resist or vigorously challenge such behavior.

    The country is going downhill unchecked heading towards extinction of all its missteps from HDB to CPF to the dubious scam of asset enhancement politics instead of reforming change.

    VERY SAD INDEED.

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  • oxygen:

    AUSTRALIA HAS GOT THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL TRIBUNAL (AAT), its function is described thus -

    We provide independent merits review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government. We can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws. We aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

    https://www.aat.gov.au/

    IF THE GOVT SCREWED UP ANYTHING IN DECISION-TAKING, the AAT can reverse it and its decision is final unless the Govt/Minister wants to sue AAT in the High Court of Australia on any matter of law interpretation.

    IS THERE ANY PAPpypolitics MP standing up to the front in Parliament sitting to PROPOSE AND CAMPAIGN FOR SUCH A TRIBUNAL in LEE-jiapore?

    If not, the promise of “for you, with you…” must be seen as a rhetorical fart of fiction.

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  • Wait eternally, Function 8:

    You wait eternally man. PAP 2,3,4 generation mission: Tax daft Singaporeans till their pants drop. If kpkb sue them till their pamts drop. Nepotic appointment to get as rich as Ma Yun. Harem of plps on big rewards appt to big fat oil water projects. Citizens kpkb, wayang with Pioneer Gen, Merdeka Gen. Increase tax, education fees, GST, road levies to compensate PG, MG more than sufficient. The rest angpao to millionsaire billionaires munsters n top plps now netizens on lhy lwl alerts are coverted tp harem of khb like plps in Tang Dy Lee becoming khb in Zhou wu dynasty as lhy lwl feared the Lee Ho equivalence.
    The changeover of plps to khb needs time n effort n reshuffling in case there r remnants left to create problems for the diShonorable aided by rotten banana to sue toc for hy lwl allegation. ballest to openly kill bloodlinks get toc instead. Disgusting imbecile d**honourable scumbag. if toc got pants dropped, prove that lhy lwl allegations r true. Conclusion dishonored to own words. Sin dignity down to the sewage to have such scum as govt!

    Best get them fo n investigat. Who knows your cpf can be recovered. Oily water got water oil! Has to fo them before the khb conver up all the overfilled dripping holes!

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