Are PAP town councils finding the easy way?

I consider padlocking the Bukit Batok fire hose reel cabinets to prevent vandalism incident to be another good example of high-level stupidity and incompetency.

To simply lock all the fire hose reel cabinets to prevent casual vandalism is the easiest and the laziest way to tackle vandalism. However, in the event of a fire and especially one that breaks out in the dead of night, the panic, chaos and the potential loss of lives cannot be understated.

Casual vandalism and stealing of water from public taps is a very old problem, especially in HDB blocks, markets and hawker centres etc. I understand and accept that town councils may face manpower crunch issues. However, when stealing of water has no consequences on the offenders, over time, it will only embolden their behaviours and encourage even more people to do likewise.

So, what can we do?

If I were in-charge and I take my job seriously, I will leverage much more on CCTV monitoring and encourage greater neighbourhood watch groups participation and reporting of illegal behaviours. To me, RCs and CCCs are so hopeless. I will strengthen the penalties for those convicted of stealing water.

If the respective town councils and their well-paid management are serious enough, they will find ways to effectively tackle it, otherwise, they will keep finding excuses or just do it the easy and lazy ways.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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14 Responses to “Are PAP town councils finding the easy way?”

  • Singaporeans R Laughing Stocks:

    If I am the MP, I won’t bother to install padlocks or CCTVs. Simon, we have enough of CCTVs monitoring us. Still want some more?? Whose side are you on?

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  • leejiayougeloongdaizi:

    Lazy MPs are the reason for the lazy people at the town councils, agree? If MPs are strict and responsible enough to do checks regularly, will the town councils dare to go the easy way and be lazy ?

    If not for accidents happening, residents still gong gong don’t know the MPs they voted were sleeping on their jobs. Collect $16k monthly but not serving the residents duly and not attending parliament regularly. Let’s see if the voters will be stupid enough to continue giving their votes to the same party again and again.

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  • Two Solutions:

    1) Those caught stealing water or vandalizing will have their hand chop off.

    or

    2) Those caught stealing or vandalizing will be put into jail for one month where they will not have access to water for cleaning themselves. Only for drinking .

    If you put in a little effort and don’t be lazy, you can think of thousand and one solution.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “…. just do it the easy and lazy ways”.

    @Simon; that’s how PAP’s DNA in doing anything! Remember how MOM and ICA checked qualification of foreigners. Just leave it to a third party!

    When there is a problem, point the finger at someone else, no responsibility, political or otherwise!

    Why we come to this stage? Because they are at that position for too long and incompetency set in. Taking responsibility means losing the Million$ salary.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    Dear Simon,
    You said “If I were in-charge and I take my job seriously, I will leverage much more on CCTV monitoring…………”

    More CCTV monitoring?
    You better be careful of saying that for your cybernuts pro democracy activist like Gilbert Goh will accuse you of turning Singapore into a police state.

    After Gilbert, then all oppie supporters will come in to accuse you of supporting PAP Police state.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • pap S$2 AIM company:

    when we were working, even a S$1,000 increment was so good we took leave to enjoy the additional S$ in hand.

    what more those pap folks who are paid S$m. with the number of zeroes, time is better spent cooking class in france or skiing in swiss land.

    where got time to even think of fire hose in HDB rental units.

    simon, have a brain please.

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  • Kettle and Pots are Both BlacK:

    I fully agree that this is the “good example of high-level stupidity and incompetency.”

    A very simply solution: The tap can only be turned on with a special wrench like many already installed in the Carpark and for this Fire hosereel, it can be protected with sensor to trigger a local alarm like those installed at the fire-exit emergency doors with beacon as well.

    I am sure this will somehow prevent anyone from stealing the water as by doing so will trigger the alarm. If CCTV camera is installed there to monitor the Fire Hosereel, the image of culprit can also be captured too.

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  • TruBlu:

    Remove TOWN COUNCILS.
    LET GOVT AGENCIES DO THEIR WORK.
    And,let LAW-MAKERS DO LAW-MAKING WORK?

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  • A better idea:

    Two Solutions:
    1) Those caught stealing water or vandalizing will have their hand chop off.

    or

    2) Those caught stealing or vandalizing will be put into jail for one month where they will not have access to water for cleaning themselves. Only for drinking .

    If you put in a little effort and don’t be lazy, you can think of thousand and one solution.

    3) Public canning of offenders is the best solution.

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  • Think out of the box:

    Stop this mentality of people “stealing water.”

    Some years back, a young girl was convicted as a criminal for stealing electricity as an MRT station. Now, people are encourage to plug in and use.

    Those people who need to get water from fire hose are your free checkers. They make sure that the hoses are in working order.

    This is way safer than relying on a sole contractor, who, according to that MP, seem to submit fake evidence.

    TC should encourage people to use and test the hoses. Don’t be penny wise (save some water) and pound foolist (killing people in a fire for lack of water).

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  • Kettle and Pots are Both BlacK:

    “I want to make sure every button works…and if it doesn’t when I happen to be around, then somebody is going to be in for a rough time because I do not want sloppiness” – LKY

    This CLEARLY distinguishes from the First Generation of PAP from the 2nd to now the 4th Generation.

    Now for every button that one pushes, one has to pray hard that it works as there is now a possibility that it will fail. Even if it fails, they will just say

    1. It is an Honest Mistake
    2. Let’s Move On
    3. No Blame Culture

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  • never voted pap:

    Kettle and Pots are Both BlacK:
    “I want to make sure every button works…and if it doesn’t when I happen to be around, then somebody is going to be in for a rough time because I do not want sloppiness” – LKY

    This CLEARLY distinguishes from the First Generation of PAP from the 2nd to now the 4th Generation.

    Now for every button that one pushes, one has to pray hard that it works as there is now a possibility that it will fail. Even if it fails, they will just say

    1. It is an Honest Mistake
    2. Let’s Move On
    3. No Blame Culture

    bro, apologies. your points 1, 2 and 3 should be under the master heading, which is pap lying culture.

    pap under lky clown has mastered the art of politically lying to its sheep voters. an obviously INDIAN in blood and heritage is classed as malay just for the sake of disqualifying Dr Tan CB.

    pap clown other lies include redefinition of england. the word INSIDE and within are all upside down. when INSIDE 200m it is pap defined as not within 200m.

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  • Change We Must:

    Pay more SCC in PAP TC
    Pay less SCC in WP TC

    Understand the Services provided by WP is far better. Pay more less efficient and pay less get better value, which party has better talents to run TC? WP do more with less. PAP do less with more.The choice is yours.

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  • Alvin Lam:

    Double standards. If its is under opposition ward, they will bring to parliament.

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