Why are we paying $100 a day to those quarantined?

I fell off my chair when I came to know about Lawrence Wong’s announcement that those who are quarantined due to the Wuhan virus will be given $100 daily for 14 days. The money will be paid either to their employers, or to them if they are self-employed persons.

This decision is PAP leadership’s stupidity at the highest level.

Let us be absolutely clear. The government has every duty to protect public health safety in Singapore, and we definitely do not owe those who are to be quarantined any monetary compensations whatsoever for keeping them in quarantine.

The PAP government of not only having gone soft, it has gone mad. The money that will be paid out to suspected persons didn’t drop from the sky. These are our taxpayer’s hard-earned money and the government should have been more mindful and not splash it like a free-wheeling Santa Claus.

What choice do our citizens have except to again swallow their political leadership’s stupidity! The 4G PAP ministers have failed so thoroughly, spectacularly and convincingly on this one.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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49 Responses to “Why are we paying $100 a day to those quarantined?”

  • Blah Blah Blah:

    And this silly announcement will lead to millions of PRC commies with Wuhan virus swim, fly or crawl to our shores.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    elections coming, must give chicken wings.

    if not, you die your business, especially native sinkies.

    after elections then you know, your pants will drop.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    I am not aware of any other country giving such funds to those who are kept in quarantine. I don’t think it was done during SARS as well.

    It goes to show that the PAP has lost its way–lurching from being extra tight with cash to freely giving it away. No sensible rationale for either move.

    Citizens by now ought to realise that the PAP, should be removed from office and let others have a go at Government. Even if the Opposition bungle they can’t be worse than the PAP but the opposition parties certainly have better ideas for Singaporeans. So voting for the Opposition is a no lose game.

    There is only one way for citizens–get involved to reclaim the country and one way for the PAP–the exit door.

    VTO the PAP–no other way.

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  • Devil Virus?:

    Wow! Novel Investment ideas vs Novel Cornvirus?

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  • mike:

    During crisis, transfer wealth!

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Another good reason for REGIME CHANGE.

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  • I don't know what to say:

    Did 70% agreed to give $100 a day to those quarantined? What is the number of people being quarantined and what is their nationality/identity. Our old folks who have been working so hard don’t even get $50 a day pay. They have knees problem, back aches, rheumatism, joint pain, hypertention, diabetes, migraine etc. yet have to bear with those pains to work as cleaners. Why none of the minister stands up to give financial support? Please do not use the word “subsidize/subsidy”. We are very sick of this tricky word. There’s a much higher price for us to pay in every subsidy. WTF.

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  • Wilson:

    It will be fair to pay $100 a day to the quarantine person if he or she is a self employed. Don’t forget many self employed like taxi or phv drivers lost income.please put yourself in shoes of other ppl before u talk

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  • Harder Truth:

    Because the government the people voted into power with a vast majority says it must be so.

    QED.

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  • Guilty conscience?:

    Shd give every sg that $100 each to avoid getting the virus.. !
    Theyre feeling guilty for not doing the right thing from the beginning ie to ban prcs from entering sg..like malaysia, japan, taiwan & philippines had done, way b4 our inept gov is doing–any knoy becuz about 40k citizens signed a petition.
    After its all over we’ll hear how some smart alecs gamed the system and collected $thousands…
    Its happened several times with workfare and futureskills payouts to the tune of $millions.

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  • Asd:

    Who paying to quarantine and treat them ? Suckerporean tax $ to pay ?

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  • Asd:

    I think it is not right for hdb minister to talk ask if he doctor

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  • xenophobic lawrence:

    minister wong is simply
    *** XENOPHOBIC ***

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  • Does Insurance Cover This?:

    Does insurance cover such loss in incomes (due to compulsory quarantine) under such circumstances? Does travel insurance purchased by travelers cover these? If not then the travelers has to bear all the loss. It should not be born by tax payers.

    Traveling comes with some amount of risk and this happens to be one.

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  • RDB:

    Article writer and all readers, our brains are at the top of our heads right. Some policians just have theirs in their buttocks lor. Not strange right. By the ways they use theirs, where else can theirs be lor! LOLLLL…

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  • Asd:

    Let the real expert doctor talk in public and not let these parrot talk as if they are doctor and mr knows it all

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Students and teachers returning from China Quarantined…where does the $100 go to??? the School The Principal, teacher or the student???

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  • Gongkias will vote pap again:

    This is proof that our pap leaders only know how to use money to make their jobs easier.

    Dangle carrots so that the rabbits will kwai kwai go to the carrots and then get locked up. The leaders don’t have to go track them down.

    Only world’s most expensive leaders can come up with such ‘GREEEEAT’ idea!!!

    Come let’s clap for our million-dollars paid ministers.

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  • Pioneer:

    IF the $$$millions politicians paid out the money from their OWN pockets, which can afford, I and many citizens do not mind. But not taxpayers hard-earned money

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  • Halimah is a Dump:

    HK is charging non residents to stay in their hospitals, are the PAPIGS giving out free stay to all these Ah Tiongs here who are hospitalised ???

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  • Halimah is a Dump:

    $100 for 14 days free stay with free food and lodging.
    And you farking PAPIGS are witholding PSLE certs to those who cannot afford to pay their few hundreds of school fees.
    Stupidity knows no bounds with all these MF retards.

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  • Truth:

    The priority this P&P is 1) Ownself, 2) Foreigners, 3 & last) Sporeans.

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  • Truth:

    Sporeans are BIG SUCKERS & are being treated as such !!!

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  • $$$olvesEverythingToSGov:

    Another reason to VTO.
    No need to think hard anymore.
    Blardy ridiculous.

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  • UniQ:

    WTF ?? If I have not counter checked against the papers from the thread starter, I would have guess its POFMA ?!?!

    How on earth such payout could be sanctioned from parliament ? The ‘Gods’ Must Really be Desperate to please ??

    Score the WRONG F#%X*&G Point !!

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  • Sinkie:

    I want to be quarantined !!

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  • Tablecloth:

    Mimic cold symptom and get thousand four.

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  • Steven:

    It would be good if the government can provide the rationale for this payment.

    Also, what if the person being quarantined is neither employed or self employed? Will the person get the payment?

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  • Why ?:

    Why is it always PRC,China thats always releasing their viruses. This one is especially serious disrupting businesses n healthcare worldwide.
    Their President XJP always has that blaise expressionless frozen look on his face…???
    He seriously should ‘come down from his high horse’!

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  • justtryingtobefair:

    Mr. Lim has no empathy towards others. Yes it is taxpayer money, but it is akin to everyone chipping in for those in need.

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  • TruBlu:

    So,$100 per day of Quarantine?
    What could we infer from this ACTION?
    Simple.
    That PAPple expect MORE FTs who come back from LNY celebrations to carry Wuhan Virus.

    From banks to food courts,FTs occupy a HIGH PROPORTION of jobs.

    Is this to lure them from *ADMITTING VOLUNTARILY?

    Well,what about that OLD BENDED LADY COLLECTING CARDBOARD LITTER?
    Maybe we shud oso give them $100 per day so that they need not go about doing such STRENUOUS EXCERCISE???

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  • N.Jungne:

    Alarmak be carefull, they Pofma you

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  • Good for nothing 4Gs:

    Flabbergasted:
    elections coming, must give chicken wings.

    if not, you die your business, especially native sinkies.

    after elections then you know, your pants will drop.

    Hello, is it what the so-called 4Gs good for? Giving out $$$$
    to solve problems like pmd, now corolla virus.

    Why not pay uncle 10% of their $m to do the same job?

    Disgusting

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  • nizhemoshou:

    why? bcos clown leegime knows majority to be quarantined are the thousands of prcs who have come back or would be coming back in the coming days after they balek kampong to spend the LNY holidays with their relatives in China.
    Thousands of them are/would be Sg new citizens voters . Clown leegime is desperate to curry back their favour and want to make them happy you know. This ang pow allowances is damn excuse of damn leegime to splurge on the prcs to make them happy at our locals expense.

    Like SARS , can expect clown leegime would eventually make locals pay for the angpow allowance/other costs of control measures by raising our already all time high expensive public hospital/medicine fees and charges to another level up after the epidemic is over.

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  • Simon has always struck me as an extreme writer. Most of his articles I have read are all very slanted, either to the right to the left, hardly unbiased and central. Issues that he have raised are either extremely wrong or extremely right, in his opinion.

    This is one of such article and I beg to differ on his opinion against wasting the public’s money.

    Frankly, I have no objection to the govt’s giving out of $100 to those quarantined BUT am against the money being paid to the employers.

    Like “Wilson” above said, those self-employed certainly needs the money but those employed may not be paid as much as $100 a day, so if the money is given to the employers, the employers actually stand to gain from the payment.

    What is there to stop the employers from dismissing those quarantined after they are cleared? What is there to stop the employers from putting those quarantined on no-pay leave?

    If I were a dishonest Boss of a production factory, I would pray and hope for all my production workers to be quarantined. Can make so much money from it tax-free, why not?

    I would be all for the payment if the $100 were paid directly to those involved and I think maybe Simon would write differently if he is a cab driver and being quarantined.

    As far as this article is concerned, I think Simon is being too petty and selfish. Why don’t he write an article on how much those directors in Temasick are paid and make noise on that? Compared to how much Temasick has lost, the $100 payout is pocket change and he is also making noise?

    Policies by the PAP are not always wrong. There are some policies that are correct and we must acknowledge and support those correct ones. Hate the party and its ministers by all means, but we must not dismiss policies that are good for the public just because it has the PAP fingerprint on it.

    Just for reader’s info, the Chinese government has announced measures to cover ALL expenses for those being treated and quarantined, regardless of who you are, which country you from. They have even arranged for meals and boarding to accomodate foreign tourists who are stuck in Wuhan, some even free.

    In Wuhan, the authorities have arranged for limited public transport (buses and taxis) to designated venues FREE OF CHARGE (Supermart and Hospitals) throughout the city and its numerous county. It has also arranged for dedicated transport for ALL of its medical personal, FREE OF CHARGE.

    The food in the hospitals for staff and patient are all paid for by the government and also sponsored by neighboring restaurants because all food outlets are ordered closed.

    Would Simon say too that these are stupid policies too?

    Hundreds of millions have been donated by residents and businesses (including international firms) throughout China and Simon is worried about loose pocket change on a few quarantined?

    Absolute speechless.
    .

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  • Truth Seeker:

    TRE Techie: Frankly, I have no objection to the govt’s giving out of $100 to those quarantined BUT am against the money being paid to the employers.

    @ Techie

    Don’t forget the employer could be a hawker, without an assistant for 14 days. I believe since already publicize, the ‘dismissal’ and ‘no-pay leave’ scenario not likely. Of course the employee will still get his/her full pay/salary at end of the month.

    As for bigger company those employee earning more than $100 a day. The loss to will be chicken feed. How many employees you expect? Unless a large group is involved.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    If there is any need to compensate, the compensation should be to the person who was quarantined and definitely not to the employers.

    Reason is, if the loss can be compensated with $100, than the employers were not in any big business that $100 could bankrupt the company. If an employer needs that $100, then the quarantined employee would not be paid more than $100 per day.

    Further, the quarantined employee is supposed to take leave just to stay at home or in isolation. The employee is the one who loses out not the employer. Therefore the $100 should given to the person who is quarantined, not the employer.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    ask 70%

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  • Grabbing a whole turkey back:

    When the sgov start giving out free money, be afraid, dont rejoice..no matter what tge circumstance.
    Cuz theyll be grabbing it back double or triple later on. We’ve seen it happen all too many a time before.
    Just wait for it.

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  • Change We Must:

    Don’t anyhow spend our money ok!!

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  • @Truth Seeke

    If MOM introduces checks, then I can agree with the payment to employers.

    However, I am still of the opinion that it should be paid to the person itself because there are a number of Sinkapporeans who are jobless and replacing the quarantined will not be an issue at all.

    /

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  • Michael Chia:

    I am not pro PAP. But better to be safe than sorry.
    If they were not paid $100, and it spread gets worse… We will be saying they (PAP) did nothing.

    So you prefer not to pay? and then it gets worse? And blame the govt?

    Be part of the (possible) solution. Not the be a part of the problem.

    @Simon – What do you propose? You can propose anything. You are not the govt or MP. You have nothing to lose. Propose something as if you are a politician(being electable). A middle ground has to be found.

    So you propose paying $100 is absurd to stay at home to do nothing. Are you proposing to pay nothing nd possible affected people can continue to spread possible virus because they have no choice but to work to pay the absurd MP/minsiters salaries?

    Here is a possible solution. Screen every SG’rean, give them full medical treatment – just incase. Who is going to pay for it? The tax payers! It will cost more than $100 that we are paying out for possible infected people.

    Be part of the solution!

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  • UniQ:

    Michael Chia:
    I am not pro PAP. But better to be safe than sorry.
    If they were not paid $100, and it spread gets worse… We will be saying they (PAP) did nothing.

    So you prefer not to pay? and then it gets worse? And blame the govt?

    Be part of the (possible) solution. Not the be a part of the problem.

    @Simon – What do you propose? You can propose anything. You are not the govt or MP. You have nothing to lose. Propose something as if you are a politician(being electable). A middle ground has to be found.

    So you propose paying $100 is absurd to stay at home to do nothing. Are you proposing to pay nothing nd possible affected people can continue to spread possible virus because they have no choice but to work to pay the absurd MP/minsiters salaries?

    Here is a possible solution. Screen every SG’rean, give them full medical treatment – just incase. Who is going to pay for it? The tax payers! It will cost more than $100 that we are paying out for possible infected people.

    Be part of the solution!

    Let’s be rationale, based on what is happening, it seems that the Chinese are escaping from main land to seek medical support off shores due to many cities are being shut down and medical help is almost non existence ! Medical staff in Wuhan is complaining that they don’t even get meals while forced to work extended hours, where frenz and family has to bring instant noodles to the hospitals to feed their needs.

    Our cases has increase to 10 now, mainly tourists !! Thus, does $ solve problem ? $$ does not solve problem if the policies are not set right or incompetent leaders are at the helm. Such policies only burdened the people unnecessarily where $$ can be out to greater used by closing our point of entry from China and compensate those businesses that are affected.

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  • Simi?:

    @ Simon, like this also complain… Champion…

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  • known to be slanted:

    //Most of his articles I have read are all very slanted, either to the right to the left, hardly unbiased and central. Issues that he have raised are either extremely wrong or extremely right, in his opinion.//

    hahahaha. 以毒攻毒. white idiots are also known to be slanted (extreme wayang like 4 = 5 and selected = elected) ? if they can wayang and still get away with it, it also sets bad examples for other people to wayang just to spite them (their arrogance and wayang treatment on others they perceive as high-value annoyance) ?

    banning and quarantined (those already here) should be implemented fast ? if CN is imposing lockdowns on cities (effectively imposing bans on travelling in and out of quite a number of cities and quarantined within cities), other countries should take cue from them ? CN knows how serious it is for them to take such drastic measures ?

    as for compensation for those being quarantined, there are both good and not-so-good rationale for it (all things can be spinned both ways depending on where you stand) ? it is similar to any other business risks that any company / business has to face (e.g worst scenario like demise of key persons of a company in accidents) – just that this virus affects more people and bigger in scale; and people tend to be very anxious over something new (n deadly) breaking their usual day to day momentum, routine and expectation ?

    well, like it has been said, one can always have a nasty wayang spin on the other side (must learn from the white monkey idiots and gang lar) ? and here it goes : -

    since this is a deadly virus, garment can always impose heavy penalties for those having wild ideas of not adhering to instruction on bans and quarantines – as our white idiotic garments are known to impose penalties for many things not as deadly as this virus – instead of expending further tax $$$$ on some virus imported by people from the originating country (compensation to own infected daft sinkies, ok lar as they are like own brother brother – like no suing of own brother brother whereas all others are fair game ?????) ?????

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  • Bobo:

    Simi?:
    @ Simon, like this also complain… Champion…

    No complain PAP no gain mah. See people complain about SBS buses, MRT service, medical bills, poor services etc. then PAP up all the prices to improve its quality and functionality. So very goooooood right. People also complain money not enough, then what happened? CPF board set mininum sum and extended withdrawal age, also brilliantly introduce mandatory Medishield life insurance. HDB working very hard to zero value flats at 99 year lease. Then to people complaining about job lost, MOM heard that and working very hard to approve all E-pass and S-pass FTs. Our ICA officers also working diligently to welcome all invited FTs. How about to parents complaining about education system? Easy man, spend more money on foreign students than on local born. The more people complain, the merrier it will be.

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  • all the warnings and penalties:

    //If they were not paid $100, and it spread gets worse… We will be saying they (PAP) did nothing.//

    aiyoh ? where got do nothing ? from experience gained from MASS NASI LEMAK case, the white monkey idiots and gang can easily paste all the warnings and penalties in all airports, train stations, lamp posts, bus stops and every bus, mrt, taxi and letter box and repeat the message in radio and television every half-hour interval under 151th media standard so that all TV and radio followers will learn the message by heart and help spread it further ? then see whether people will dare to contravene the message (& get penalized) and voluntarily surrender themselves for quarantines ???

    if the white idiots can galvanize all their white monkey supporters (including many volunteers from 70%) for a lot of their wayang propaganda, surely this is peanuts to them as this is serious matter (& well, do good for the country under ownself-check-ownself one party curry function ?) ?

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  • Royale de Cronie Inc.:

    Have they ever justified tweaking and calibrating your lifetime retirement savings to virtual nothingness?

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  • Singkees ain't Honkees:

    Money does not come out of my personal pocket what.

    You want freebies and goodies bags too?
    Rebates ?

    Cheap coffee?

    I also know lah!

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