Our actions must be rational, not driven by hysteria

If hysterical Lim Tean has his way, we will be on lockdown and brought to a standstill.

When a student became infected with COVID-19, he called for all schools to close.

When a cluster formed at SAFRA Jurong, he thinks all reservist training should cease.

Thankfully, we didn’t hear him call for taxi service to cease when a taxi driver became infected.

Over 900 students and teachers returned from China after CNY and were put on 14-day LOA. All completed their LOA without a single person falling sick.

Our actions must be rational, not driven by hysteria.

The ‘new’ cluster at SAFRA Jurong had its first case reported on 26 February.

The cluster now has 8 confirmed cases.

These are their ages and gender:

Case 94 : 64/F
Case 96: 12/M (Linked to case 94)
Case 107 : 68/F
Case 112 : 62/F
Case 114 : 62/M
Case 115 : 62/F
Case 116 : 50/F
Case 117 : 52/F

What does this group of people have to do with reservist training?

This guy is an irresponsible politician misleading people, and dripping fear wherever he goes.

What we need is to be a responsible people. If you are sick, see the doctor, stay at home to rest. Stay away from people so that you do not spread your germs to others.

 

* Facebook post by Singapore Matters.

 

 

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33 Responses to “Our actions must be rational, not driven by hysteria”

  • Tremendous:

    I agree with the writer that Lim Tean is wrong this time. I am just as interested to know if he has hammered members of a certain party many times over when integrity was either lost or questionable. Failing to do something even handed tells us he is from that party.

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  • opposition dude:

    What is considered hysteria should be the question. Lim Tean is OVERREACTING that’s all. He sees what other countries have done and feels that we should do the same.

    But let us not forget that he is just like all of us, he ISN’T in parliament. He cannot make any changes just like us and also cannot demand for things to be done just like us.

    Covid is here to stay for now, there are new cases reported daily which goes to show that, as usual, PAP cannot get anything done right. I wonder why our 2 closest neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia do not have new cases on a daily basis.

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  • PAPVID-20:

    Please be fair. LT didn’t ask for schools to be closed only after a student became infected. He was just repeating and justifying his call after that a student was tested positive.

    LT has long called for people to work from home; students to learn from home; reservist training and big events to be halted just like some countries did (eg. Macau) or many other countries (Australia, Italy) are doing now when the coronavirus cases started to increase in their countries.

    To me the irresponsible politicians are the ones who do not have enough mask for everyone of us and then insist we should not wear mask if not sick. Can they guarantee me the ones standing on my left, right, front and back in the train are all well and not sick?

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  • LimTean is Right:

    What we need is to be a responsible people. If you are sick, see the doctor, stay at home to rest. Stay away from people so that you do not spread your germs to others.

    I would “NOT” be hysterical over naive and inexperience politicians turning hysterical, exactly like the captioned picture, when people with symptoms continued their normal activities like the SAFRA Jurong or the Teck Ngee RC cases. It is simply tooooo stupid and naive to assume that everyone, especially those educated in the PAPi RC group, would behaves responsibly/sensibly to isolate themselves. Politics is not for the kids.

    Lim Tean is right. There must be a deterministic method to effectively contain the virus and terminate to end it. Politician is not about sissy reaction when come to protecting its citizen lives.

    I’ll vote for Lim Tean anytime.

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    Dear Readers,
    Today Malaysia Ringgit fall to its lowest at $1 = RM3.0160.

    If you voted in opposition who are like LT/GMS/Chee, SG is finished.

    Do you know why so many MPs are jumping ship in Malaysia ?

    My reliable source told me there is many negotiation at the back for more money and more corruption money packages to jump ship.

    Our founding father LKY had the foresight to nip this problem with out of this world salary packages for MPs and civil servants.

    You have to pay out of this world salary so that MPs will not jump ship here and there.

    PAP.GURANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat and Huat arh

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Educating Singaporeans:
    Dear Readers,
    Today Malaysia Ringgit fall to its lowest at $1 = RM3.0160.

    ….
    Our founding father LKY had the foresight to nip this problem with out of this world salary packages for MPs and civil servants.

    You have to pay out of this world salary so that MPs will not jump ship here and there.

    PAP.GURANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat and Huat arh

    So what can you buy with S$1 in Singapore? and what can you buy with RM3 in Malaysia?

    With S$1, you cannot even buy a cup of kopi-O in Singapore, but you can buy a breakfast with RM3 in Malaysia.

    80% Singaporeans stay in HDB high-rise flat, with value=0 after 99 years. Whereas Malaysians stay in bungalow with 2 cars in the front lawn, some with a motor cycle!

    PAP’s Ministers do not jump ship because of the million $ salary. If they cut 50% of their salary, no one would join the PAP.

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  • Truth:

    But those MPs are so god damn useless. Keep them for what?

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.GE2019/20:

    You mean to say if Sporeans vote oppo, YOU are finished.

    Educating Singaporeans:
    Dear Readers,
    Today Malaysia Ringgit fall to its lowest at $1 = RM3.0160.

    If you voted in opposition who are like LT/GMS/Chee, SG is finished.

    Do you know why so many MPs are jumping ship in Malaysia ?

    My reliable source told me there is many negotiation at the back for more money and more corruption money packages to jump ship.

    Our founding father LKY had the foresight to nip this problem with out of this world salary packages for MPs and civil servants.

    You have to pay out of this world salary so that MPs will not jump ship here and there.

    PAP.GURANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat and Huat arh

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  • $1 can buy:

    $1 can buy ( including change )…

    1. A cup of coffee or tea at the bus terminal canteen.

    2. 10 masks at Value or ABC. Currently price have dropped. Clearing stocks . One mask selling at only 10 cents.

    3. One small can of steam peanuts.

    4. One small can of Sardine.

    5. One can of potatoe chips at Value or ABC.

    6. One or two cans of drinks in Value or ABC.

    7. One packet of wet wipes.

    And the list goes on …..

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  • Ju Xu:

    Whatever it is : the SAFRA Jurong Cluster has become the biggest cluster we have in Singapore.
    How can a government organization like PA (two, SAFRA Jurong) allow such event (big gathering of 200 people and another 400 people in the same location) after our PM speech that he says he cancelled a grassroots event and we have change from Dorscon Yellow to Orange.
    Worst still, the crowd belong to the most vulnerable group of people above 60 years.
    Head must roll…..
    Now I am not sure who is more Sia Suay ! Singapore (160 infected )or Hong Kong (114 infected).
    Hong Kong is giving those on quarantine electronic bracelet to ensure they stay quarantined at home, what is Singapore doing? Why not adopt the same.
    Now after we pay for so much then they realized that foreigner is siphoning our money by getting themselves treated in Singapore for Coronavirus.
    Indonesian is flying here / it started with people from Wuhan.

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  • Homeless Cat:

    So if we vote for the opposition, as a previous commentator said, you and your kind are finished and royally f*****? I like it!

    Educating Singaporeans:
    Dear Readers,
    Today Malaysia Ringgit fall to its lowest at $1 = RM3.0160.

    If you voted in opposition who are like LT/GMS/Chee, SG is finished.

    Do you know why so many MPs are jumping ship in Malaysia ?

    My reliable source told me there is many negotiation at the back for more money and more corruption money packages to jump ship.

    Our founding father LKY had the foresight to nip this problem with out of this world salary packages for MPs and civil servants.

    You have to pay out of this world salary so that MPs will not jump ship here and there.

    PAP.GURANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    PAP Huat, Huat and Huat arh

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  • Oxy misses:

    Mr Oxygen awfully quiet nowadays.

    What happen ?
    Covid19 ?
    Investments injured ? Reorganizing portfolios.

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  • @$1 can buy

    Walao, damned cheap man the masks, can order 1000 for me bo?

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  • Harder Truths:

    You have tio judge a person by his long standing and not by a few articles which most reasonable people would agree is conservative.

    No one knows the real danger of CoVID-19. Even today it might mutate into a more deadly form. Being cautious is not a crime.

    Look at Macau – by your reasoning they are fearmongers and irresponsible. But their virus history is ZERO.

    So there is a lot to say for LT’s position. You may not agree, but that does not mean you are right – it is only your opinion. And your opinion seems very one-sided.

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  • TruBlu:

    Lets just say there is wisdom in PRUDENCE.
    LT us just suggesting the govt to be prudent.
    As ppl say PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

    WHY BOTHER TO TAKE RISKS IF THEY CAN BE AVOIDED?
    If there is a typhoon,will we still insist our young go to schools?
    Same logic.
    This CV is wreaking UNKNOWN HAVOC like a typhoon wreaking havoc randomly.
    Do we need to send our healthy to finish a curriculum becos we must complete a school term REGARDLESS?

    SAME,have we wreak economic havoc with our RECLESS FT POLICY N NOW VIRUSES OR TB GERMS even?

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  • Lim Tean Is Right:

    Lim Tean is right and I fully support him. Can you guarantee that the situation will not get worse than today ?

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  • $1 can buy:

    I was at Nex Mall Value shop around 8.30 pm picking up some tibits for a 9 pm movie.

    Like i say clear stock. Single piece only not a box.
    Balance about 40 to 50 ( gauge only ) when leaving shop. And is it effective, unknown ? And is not surgical mask .
    Surprisingly Customers seem not interested. Queuing for payment, witness no customers buying.

    Please rush over early in the morning when it opens. Probably still have some.

    I did not purchase any.
    Personally i believe situation maybe improving in Sg. There will still be cases but slowing down and falling in numbers.

    I can smell it.
    Yes, i will be bombarded.

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  • Time to panick:

    “What we need is to be a responsible people. If you are sick, see the doctor, stay at home to rest. Stay away from people so that you do not spread your germs to others.”

    This is exactly the problem with PAP strategy.
    If you are sick, stay at home. Correct? Right? Very wrong!
    This virus spreads before the person feels sick. By the time he/she feels sick, it is TOO LATE!

    When it is time to do more, don’t sit back, shake legs, wait and see. Don’t justify your ineffective strategy as “rational”. Rational, my foot.

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  • @$1 can buy

    Chill bro, I believe you. Was merely asking out of curiosity. I have already ordered 1000 pieces direct from mask factory and will be sending some back. Thank you.

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  • Bapak:

    He will move on to fellatio another. This aka Educating Singaporeans = PAPSUREWIN = PAPGUARANTEEWIN = Ray in FB, is a thick-skin cock sucker. He will suck any one who pay him. A typical bast**d.

    Homeless Cat:
    So if we vote for the opposition, as a previous commentator said, you and your kind are finished and royally f*****? I like it!

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  • Jman:

    I agree Lim Tean tends to pounce on an issue, use flowery language to arouse emotions and push actions and responses to the far end of the spectrum.

    His proposed response, like many of his other views, are in poor judgement.

    But unfortunately, his flowery language gets through to a surprising number of people.

    Lim Tean is a discredit to the more rational views held by others, such as those in WP.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Tremendous:
    I agree with the writer that Lim Tean is wrong this time. I am just as interested to know if he has hammered members of a certain party many times over when integrity was either lost or questionable. Failing to do something even handed tells us he is from that party.

    HIGHLIGHTING… a possible DISASTER… is NOT wrong… “HIDING & DENYING the TRUTH” is…When Large Nations takes precaution the Black Hole of a RedDot brings in MORE the MERRIER…”Its the Economy Stoopid”

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  • pap.sure.lose.GE2020:

    Jman:
    I agree Lim Tean tends to pounce on an issue, use flowery language to arouse emotions and push actions and responses to the far end of the spectrum.

    His proposed response, like many of his other views, are in poor judgement.

    But unfortunately, his flowery language gets through to a surprising number of people.

    Lim Tean is a discredit to the more rational views held by others, such as those in WP.

    you have your view.

    we won’t stop you from expressing your view even though we disagree with you.

    until a vaccine that works is in hand, isn’t it far better to be safe than sorry. after all, even doctors don’t know for sure if there are only 2 variants of this virus now or there are more.

    you guess, he guesses. who is more right? from 1st principle, better be safe than sorry is RIGHT.

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  • IB Galore:

    Why so many papiggies IB on this site now; GE probably pushed back already.
    In history of sinkieland, which opposition member was not condemned as the Devil.
    It is tough to strive against the Pope when you are in Rome!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Jman

    LIM TEAN EMOTIONAL and in poor judgment? Me think it is YOU, not him, mate.

    Jman: I agree Lim Tean tends to pounce on an issue, use flowery language to arouse emotions and push actions and responses to the far end of the spectrum.

    His proposed response, like many of his other views, are in poor judgement.

    But unfortunately, his flowery language gets through to a surprising number of people.

    Lim Tean is a discredit to the more rational views held by others, such as those in WP.

    Read these for your self-education and touch base with realities.

    2020 illustrates how unhinged markets have been over coronavirus compared to the 2008 crisis

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-chart-of-the-stock-markets-fear-index-in-2020-illustrates-how-unhinged-markets-have-been-over-coronavirus-compared-to-the-2008-crisis-2020-03-10?mod=home-page

    and

    Two epidemics combine to make for a ‘dangerous time for the stock market,’ Nobel Prize–winning economist warns

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/two-epidemics-combine-to-make-for-a-dangerous-time-for-the-stock-market-nobel-prizewinning-economist-warns-2020-03-10?mod=home-page

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  • oxygen:

    @ Oxy misses

    HELP!!! Mate, this time I really badly needed your help!!

    Oxy misses: Mr Oxygen awfully quiet nowadays.

    What happen ?
    Covid19 ?
    Investments injured ? Reorganizing portfolios.

    Me already more than A$15 million DOWN UNDER (water) on margin account, mate, YOU WANT TO LEND ME A$25 million ++ or more to fight back and recover (I hope!!!)?

    HILARIOUS!!!

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  • Tremendous:

    Patriot of Tumasick, I know LT’s original intent was probably to highlight a possible disaster. Actually he needs to word it along those lines. He didn’t and therefore he was pounced at. You and I know the EBRC has delayed the report long enough from public eyes and it is not inconceivable for elections to be called in May or Sep. Highlight the principle of mass gathering once he raise the example and his arguments will be beyond reproach.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times website :Quote – “Jail for woman and her ex-lover over plot to kill her husband

    Amanda Yeo Pei Min had told her lover Leong Wei Guo to loosen the wheel bolts of her husband’s car and cut its brake wires.ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW
    PUBLISHED1 HOUR AGOUPDATED1 HOUR AGO
    FACEBOOKWHATSAPPTWITTER
    Shaffiq AlkhatibCourt Correspondent
    SINGAPORE – A woman who plotted to kill her then husband has been sentenced to five months’ jail.

    Administrative assistant Amanda Yeo Pei Min, 27, had conspired with her 25-year-old boyfriend – delivery assistant Leong Wei Guo – to sabotage her spouse’s car so that he would be killed in a traffic accident.

    On Wednesday (March 11), Deputy Public Prosecutor Houston Johannus told District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt that Yeo had been “fuelled by malice and rage” towards her then husband – Mr Walter Ting, 28 – who worked as a private-hire car driver.

    In urging the judge to sentence her to five months’ jail, the DPP stressed that she was the mastermind behind the plot.

    He also asked for a four-month jail term for Leong, adding that he had committed the offence due to a “foolish sense of bravado”.

    Judge Chay agreed with the DPP and sentenced Leong to four months’ jail….. “Unquote.

    Response :A woman who plotted to kill her then husband has been sentenced to five months’ jail.Is this the right amount of jail when the crime is a serious intentional plotted murder? Five months jail only for this evil woman Amanda Yeo Pei Min. The whole country law system has such evil minister of law Kasisviswanathan Shanmugam and beast Public prosecutor and beasts judges that all these beasts can see it right to give such lenient jail sentence for a plotted murder just because it is done by a evil woman. And it is such a disgrace to justice that this woman who plotted murder as the mastermind do not even need to be cane by the evil law of Singapore! Evil woman crime can continue to have such privileges? That evil beast Minister of law Kasisviswanathan Shanmugam should be fired off from all government position! Singapore cannot continue to have wicked woman rights law in the country to protect evil woman when their criminal acts are evil. Caning must be make mandatory for woman!

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  • Hank:

    Lim Tean is not irrational. He is just wanting the govt to take drastic, firm action to stop the virus. He has been doing that since the early days. Look at Taiwan and Macau. They did that at the very beginning and it is paying off. If the sg govt had taken firm steps from the beginning, we would not have so many cases today. On 3 Jan, the prof from NCIS even stated that it was ok to visit Wuhan and on 4 Jan, Khaw Boon Wan even said that it was probably just a normal fever! If we had stopped the flow of tourists from Wuhan or Hubei early, we would probably be lime Taiwan today

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  • logical but may sound extreme:

    //Lim Tean is not irrational. He is just wanting the govt to take drastic, firm action to stop the virus. He has been doing that since the early days. Look at Taiwan and Macau.//

    exactly ? some people will put up a very dramatic cry (logical but may sound extreme especially in the conditioned minds of daft sinkies) to sound up / highlight certain issues ? aim for the sky and you may well reach the ceiling of tall buildings ? someone has to do the work (pushing the boundaries) so that fence sitters can ride safely along the wave ???

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  • oxygen:

    @ Oxy misses

    WHICH COMICAL INVESTOR wrote this?

    Wuhan virus: Why investors are not panicking

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/02/14/wuhan-virus-why-investors-are-not-panicking/

    And the real thing now shows up as

    World markets plunge deepens as virus panic worsens……SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asia’s stock markets crashed on Friday as panic gripping world financial markets deepened, and even haven assets such as gold and bonds were ditched to cover losses in the wipeout.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/world-markets-plunge-deepens-as-virus-panic-worsens-idUSKBN20Z3UE

    All heavily debt-laden investors with sclerotic minds – like property gamblers in LEE-jiapore all will die cawked standing.

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  • SMART NATION:

    A Smart Nation means:
    Students should be carrying SmartPads to school instead of heavy bags. They should be using eBooks, thus saving the trees. Teachers should be marking their students assignments On-screen.

    A Smart Nation means:
    At least 50% of workers telecommute in their work.

    A Smart Nation means:
    Every lamppost and every corner has CCTV.

    A Smart Nation means:
    Deal with any crisis smartly.

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  • Better safe than sorry:

    Looking at Italy death situation. This virus is deadly.
    Can only say take all drastic precaution where possible.
    Social distancing? Just look at our crowded Hawker Centre and Macdonal today.
    Asking for trouble.
    Better safe than sorry.

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