A ‘reactive’ PAP government does not give confidence in times of crisis

I am not a doctor but somehow my gut feelings tell me that there is something not right about the government’s rationale that face masks should only be used when one is ill. It is akin to saying that when riding your motorbike, you put on the safety belt and helmet only when you meet with an accident. Or workers at construction sites should put on their safety gears only when an accident occurs.

The advice gives the people a false sense of security and put you off guard, which is dangerous.

With the new development where the first locals are getting infected, we Singaporeans should rethink our propensity of obeying whatever the government tells us to do. We should assess the situation ourselves and do what we think is best for ourselves, our families and our community at large.

The nature of this new virus is far from being similar with other viruses – like SARS, for example. During its incubation period of up to two weeks there are no symptoms at all. It means that those already infected would not even know that they had already fall victim to the virus. The screening at our entry points would seem pointless, and naturally they would not be wearing masks.

As such Singaporeans who come into contact with these unknowingly infected people – as has been the case -would naturally face the danger of being infected. I am sure that the tour guide, the driver and staff of the shop catering to the tourists would not have been wearing face masks in response to the government’s advice.

Let us waste millions of masks for that matter. If that can save the live of just one person, irrespective of whether the person is a Singaporean or otherwise, then it is worth the waste.

Distributing 4 masks per family is a big joke. Singaporeans are not unwilling to spend. The problem is availability of stocks at retailers and profiteering. It is better for the authorities to ensure adequate supply and prevent profiteering through enforcement actions.

Just some while ago, when I challenged the government to temporarily ban entry of people arriving from China, some PAP supporters had accused me of being xenophobic. Yet, the government took measures to ban the entry of people who had been to China only days after I had made the call.

Be safe rather than sorry.

 

Mohamed Jufrie Bin Mahmood

 

 

 

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36 Responses to “A ‘reactive’ PAP government does not give confidence in times of crisis”

  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    They don’t need Mask Jufrie, they are safe in their well-sanized home done by maids and pest control…they can well afford it leh!!!

    Lower mortals using public transport??? that’s NOT their problem…have you been to a polyclinic??? when request for a mask its “sorry meant only for the sick” but the staff and Boys in Blue are all masked AND what the hell are we going to the polyclinic if we are not sick…for the Joy of seeing people in mask??? this is truly SICKO!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    When we asked PAP to temporary ban entry of people arriving from China, LHL accused us of anti-China.

    PM should know no one is anti anything, we just anti-virus!

    He just wanted to butter China, as if China does know what we meant.

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  • formerEunosGRC:

    Mr Mohamed Jufrie,
    Thank you for your contribution to Singapore. When someone smear and negatively label you, you know that they have no substance to debate your point. I remember how they label your fellow comrade Tang Liang How a chinese chauvinist many years ago. These people are still using such bullying to silence others. But I know, you will not succumb to their wickedness and I hope you will continue to let your voice be heard.

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  • SGvirus:

    Can we now blame the ministers for telling us not to wear masks after the 2 locals have been infected with the coronavirus for the PRC tourists?

    I used to talk to my kids’ PRC coaches and tuition teachers and my experience with most of them has not been pleasant. Their saliva would come flying and landing on my face when they talked.

    So, I’m guessing most likely the infected PRC tourist(s) have left their saliva on the faces of medical product shop’s staff or in the shop and that’s how the virus was spread to the locals.

    How exactly was it being spread no one has told us yet but if the staff had put on masks, at least they could have been protected.

    Whose motto – “you die your business”? So, stop listening to the incompetent millionaire ministers if you want to live long enough to vote them out.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Ah Loong wants to be a Hero again..

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  • NotMyProblem:

    How can we expect the white residents of the Ivory Tower to understand anything on the ground.

    These members of the PAP have never traveled in MRT, buses, the crowded walkway, the crowd in market and malls.

    When the PAP said Singaporeans do not have the skill sets required for the industries, did they specified what skill sets were!!

    This had been going on for more than 15 years. It can’t be that our MOE cannot tailor make our education system for these required skill. When an 8-year old entered school, by now he/she already in the university, after 15 years and we still don’t have that skill sets.

    It is “you die your business”. Should Singapore and Singaporeans sunk like NOL, these white residents of the Ivory tower could easily pack up and leave. The 30% is expecting it, but what about the 70%?

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  • Guard ourselves n family:

    Another sgporean motto to bear in mind:-
    “You listen to them, you die faster”.
    His own siblings dont trust him and his gov.
    Why should we????
    One ah tiong managed to get his hands on 160k masks and send them back to china..
    Our authorities never did a thing ..
    In s.korea people are getting atrested for hoarding masks n medical supplies.

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  • opposition dude:

    “when I challenged the government to temporarily ban entry of people arriving from China, some PAP supporters had accused me of being xenophobic. Yet, the government took measures to ban the entry of people who had been to China only days after I had made the call.”

    When you are part of the PAP you can do no wrong. But when you aren’t then everything you say is wrong.

    Such is the way things are now. They POFMA you means in their opinion you are wrong, no need to defend yourself even if you have evidence to support you.

    Let’s see how things go for as long as this virus is around.

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  • Only 24 cases?:

    How was an individual able to buy 160,000 masks to be sent to China when locals cannot find any because the stores are out of stock? Where in SG did he get them from? Can someone explain? Where are the masks coming from, who is bringing them in, and who manages the stockpile and distribution?

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  • TruBlu:

    No need to wear mask.
    Wear it ONLY AFTER YOU FALL SICK N NEED TO GO HOSPITAL???

    WHAT KIND OF LOGIC?

    WHY NO MASK?
    WILL ELITES WEAR MASKS?
    MAYBE THEIR PET DOGS GOT MORE MASKS ON HAND THAN YOU AND ME???

    FOUR MASKS?
    IS THIS A STUPID JOKE TO CON DAFT SINKIES AGAIN???

    WHERE ARE THE MASKS?
    HOW COME NO *SAFETY STOCK LEVEL*?
    Are our health officials BODOH?

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  • To Mask or Not to Mask?:

    The “use the mask when you need to see the doctor” explanation seems like an after-thought when it became clear from public criticism that the 4 pcs of masks fell short of expections. One person actually thought she was going to get a box! “Alamak! 4 pcs only!” So the official health advice is, it’s not neccesary to mask up; don’t use the mask until you catch the virus and need to see the doctor, is it ?

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  • To Trust or Not to Trust?:

    To Mask or Not to Mask?:
    The “use the mask when you need to see the doctor” explanation seems like an after-thought when it became clear from public criticism that the 4 pcs of masks fell short of expections. One person actually thought she was going to get a box! “Alamak! 4 pcs only!” So the official health advice is, it’s not neccesary to mask up; don’t use the mask until you catch the virus and need to see the doctor, is it ?

    Wrong! wrong! All wrong! The 4 pcs of masks is not for you but to cover their own backsides.

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  • lying pap S$m thieving liars:

    Guard ourselves n family:
    Another sgporean motto to bear in mind:-
    “You listen to them, you die faster”.
    His own siblings dont trust him and his gov.
    Why should we????
    One ah tiong managed to get his hands on 160k masks and send them back to china..
    Our authorities never did a thing ..
    In s.korea people are getting atrested for hoarding masks n medical supplies.

    bro, the pap folks are all very busy counting the zeroes in their bank accounts in swiss land bankS and the zeroes in their CPF statements. think about it. every ffffing pap ministry has so many S$m jiak liao bees, 2 ministers, 2 or more senior mos, 2 or more mos, permanent sec, dy sec, asst dy sec, and so on.

    all at S$m.

    who does the real job?

    the contract cleaner from JB who comes in crossing customs at 5.45 am and goes home to JB crossing same customs at 7.45 pm.

    so when one pap cock says no need to wear mask unless kenna, all the hens follow. when one pap clown says no need to wear mask unless kenna, all the dy clowns say brilliant brilliant brilliant. so much so the so called specialist all throw common sense to the wind and participate in the charade, hoping to be noticed by pap clown and pap cock so that can be appointed as senior mos.

    pap nepotism cronyism breed such brainless S$m fools.

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  • Is This Political?:

    Only 24 cases?: How was an individual able to buy 160,000 masks to be sent to China when locals cannot find any because the stores are out of stock? Where in SG did he get them from? Can someone explain? Where are the masks coming from, who is bringing them in, and who manages the stockpile and distribution?

    Could masks be used as a political tool to gain votes in the coming election? Just asking aloud.

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  • Three Stages of Truth:

    “Just some while ago, when I challenged the government to temporarily ban entry of people arriving from China, some PAP supporters had accused me of being xenophobic. Yet, the government took measures to ban the entry of people who had been to China only days after I had made the call.”

    “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
    — Arthur Schopenauer

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  • Bapak:

    Yes, same like construction workers swing the safety belts out hoping to hook on to something when they fall. Watching too many Spiderman shows?

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  • LKY arosed n spit CB:

    After the late old man got the butt of the effect of the prevailing harem of plps, which shifts loyalty post death as dictated by the basic depravative character of spineless polanpa, he arose n thru his honorable children left spit on his garbage nfi G5 n slam on the loyalty shifting plps which in his Queenie English like daft when sinkies r more familiar with stupid to Compliant Bureaucrats or harem to bureaucracy. SDP should expect to lose their case n appeal. Ore stupidly n shame on CB, the no confident imbecile was so suspicious of their (plp aka CBs) loyalty that he has but to expose himself as a DHSob just as he was damned by his old man n lady thru their HSnD as DHS!

    So what do u expect of his ‘strategy’ to handle the Wuhan spread. He has nfl n worse with his whole Cab of nfi greeds extree direct ngaporeans to consult their GPs Instead to someone professional in handling such epidemic. But come to think of it, if the B(ureaucrats) r idea kids, they would not deprave to be compliant. So how packs of self gratifying n self glorifying PSTBs with nfi of anything but to bloat that everything is under control perhaps in distribute a few masks at your ecpence n hope the Ftrash would help them, stupid pstbs!

    Get rid of these nfi PSTBs n you may be shoched of u can uncovered. If there is nothing to hide, why R they so frighten to be accountable, to operate with transpaency. Why Heng Khaw no further clarification whomlie abt medical costs? Why not come public how the billions r spend on alien free education when citizens r screwed out of their certificate for a few dollars fees!

    BOOT THEM OUT, SHOW WHAT REALLY SINGAPOREANS R, UNLIKE THE AMERICANS WHO JUST KPKB N CONTINUING DIG UP DIRTS ON THEIR PRESIDENT. NO MORE KPKB JUST BE ACCOUNTABLE TO FELLOW SINGAPOREANS, VOTE THESE POLITICAL SCUMS N TRAITORS Bs OUT n SEE WHAT FILTHS THEY R HIDING THAT THEY NEED CONPLIANT BUREAUCRATS N PLPS N DESPICABLY AT CITIZENS’ Expence!

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  • UniQ:

    I guess we should give credit when credit is due. The open reporting, plus the daily updates of each infection including traceability provides the people with good guidance on how to take care of ourselves and our love ones as we go about daily. The effort are commendable if not excellent to the people involved in providing all these data.

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  • The big boot:

    After the horse has bolted, pinklee calls for a lock down of the stable and the sacking of the stable boy. This is indeed reactive.

    Following this incomplete story, we should now called on pinklee to be sacked like the stable boy as there is now evidence of community spread.

    Let’s us be reactive with pappies. Vote for the WP!

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  • Asd:

    I think no need mask because if citizen die can just import immediately so save the mask

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  • Our national stockpile?:

    Only 24 cases?:
    How was an individual able to buy 160,000 masks to be sent to China when locals cannot find any because the stores are out of stock? Where in SG did he get them from? Can someone explain? Where are the masks coming from, who is bringing them in, and who manages the stockpile and distribution?

    Could it be from our national stockpile?

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  • Health for good GDP:

    So on one not so fine morning the Health Minister arrives at work with his face mask, and all his staff are aghast. He looks roundly at everyone in the eyes and pronounces:
    “What have I instructed you guys all along? Shit! Can’t you see I’m infected?”

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  • Asd:

    I think see for yourself during meet the people session who came and who no wear mask lor or was it cancelled then you will know who are the hippocratic

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  • Truth:

    So far, the MAIN FELLOW i see talking on the P&P TV is a “Prof Kenneth Mak”. so I presume the ministers have his blessing on this statment so he must be their “MEDICAL EXPERT”. Regardless of his religion, Im sure God will judge him accordingly..

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  • NUMBER 1:

    SINKIELAND must be NUMBER 1 in everything.
    We have a lot to catch up with CHINA.
    Cannot lose face lah!!!

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Another compelling reason for REGIME CHANGE.

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  • Ravenloft:

    Hi all, I almost never post any comments online, but I just have to ask this – when our govt claims that our nation has sufficient stock of facemasks…..and when they distributed 4 masks per household…what is their definition of sufficient??

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  • Birds Of Same Feather:

    Only 24 cases?:
    How was an individual able to buy 160,000 masks to be sent to China when locals cannot find any because the stores are out of stock? Where in SG did he get them from? Can someone explain? Where are the masks coming from, who is bringing them in, and who manages the stockpile and distribution?

    This place is fast becoming like a CCP vassal state where only the elites and connected are able to get the basic necessities.

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  • Playing With Fire:

    opposition dude:
    “when I challenged the government to temporarily ban entry of people arriving from China, some PAP supporters had accused me of being xenophobic. Yet, the government took measures to ban the entry of people who had been to China only days after I had made the call.”

    When you are part of the PAP you can do no wrong. But when you aren’t then everything you say is wrong.

    Such is the way things are now. They POFMA you means in their opinion you are wrong, no need to defend yourself even if you have evidence to support you.

    Let’s see how things go for as long as this virus is around.

    The smart thing to do is to stop all traffic from China and HK.

    If this place becomes a virus zone, our survival will be threatened.
    We may be quarantined by the rest of the world and it will be a disaster as we are more dependant on trade and imports on our basic necessities than most countries.

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  • Bapak:

    Ask TKL, he is smart & clever. Should be able to give you the answers.

    Ravenloft:
    Hi all, I almost never post any comments online, but I just have to ask this – when our govt claims that our nation has sufficient stock of facemasks…..and when they distributed 4 masks per household…what is their definition of sufficient??

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  • Dont Shake Hands:

    MOH said ‘dont shake hands’.
    Maybe forgot to tell Bargain Hen when he wayang with the incoming China airforce pilots.

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  • Gan Boh Yong . Kim:

    So, I like to ask Chan Mali Chan chipmunk, aka Hamkah Chan, if we don’t wear masks if well, then do we wear mask when WE GET VIRUS ? CORONO FARKIN VIRUS ?

    WHAT A LAUGHING IDIOT STOCK!

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  • Gokakorlah:

    Don’t shake hands. Everyone shake leg now.

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  • I Know:

    Essential Response Measures for Epidemic Coronaviruses is not covered in 10-year series. That’s why our exam-smart scholars don’t know how to respond.

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  • Dishonorable son cheats:

    I Know:
    Essential Response Measures for Epidemic Coronaviruses is not covered in 10-year series. That’s why our exam-smart scholars don’t know how to respond.

    Most aced exams regurgitating definition of Depreciation but never could tell that HDB flats depreciate to zero, until spoon-fed by that parliament session.

    Also, most could not see what’s wrong with the claim that you OWN a HDB flat where the OWNER is HDB.

    So many are oxymorons.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    formerEunosGRC:
    Mr Mohamed Jufrie,
    Thank you for your contribution to Singapore. When someone smear and negatively label you, you know that they have no substance to debate your point. I remember how they label your fellow comrade Tang Liang How a chinese chauvinist many years ago. These people are still using such bullying to silence others. But I know, you will not succumb to their wickedness and I hope you will continue to let your voice be heard.

    the Ground is sweet today for Jufrie to return as a candidate

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