The government’s incompetence in handling the Covid-19 crisis

How Small and Micro-Businesses And The Self-Employed Are Bearing The Brunt Of This Government’s Incompetence!

Asia is 2 months into the coronavirus crisis and while China and South Korea, once the hotspots for the virus outbreak, have brought down their numbers dramatically, here in Singapore we are seeing the reverse and a huge spike!

The government’s incompetence in handling the crisis, which they tried to mask by pointing to all sorts of laudatory reports and comments of dubious quality, have had a devastating impact on the self-employed, small and micro-businesses. Many of them face financial ruin because of the long drawn out crisis. What a shame because if decisive action had been taken from the start, we could have reduced the number of virus cases very significantly and our economy would be on its way to recovery now.

Remember, PAP is the problem and not the solution!

I append a sobering picture of the basement food court at Peoples Park Center taken today. This is normally a hive of activity in the early morning with many people having their breakfast. See how quiet it is and the stalls that have folded because the Operators can no longer make a living selling cooked food. Even my favourite mee pok stall on the far right is gone.

 

Lim Tean

 

 

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14 Responses to “The government’s incompetence in handling the Covid-19 crisis”

  • Lim Tean & Mee Pokai:

    You complain a lot bro.: Is it because you can’t get into government for the people’s sake or cos you jealous of their hidden GLC salaries and who-knows-what bonuses?

    Anyway Heng & Co. taking 3-month pay cut to keep up with sheeples’ job losses and shrunken earnings…. satisfied or not? SiGuiKia better don’t talk so much lah… afterwards Ah Gong rise up then you know.

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  • TruBlu:

    SARS as compared to COVID IS like REGIONALIE-$ation compared to GLOBA-LIE$-ation.

    GREED N ARROGANCE AND NONCHALANCE.

    REASON WHY so many kinds of viruses is the same as SO MANY KINDS OF FTs – with different body make-ups – from so many different countries congregating in a country.

    why HUMANS have different make-ups like different complexionS?
    WE EAT DIFFERENT STAPLES ETC.

    JUST THINKING,GERMS RESIDING IN ONE NATIONALITY MAY RE-ACT DIFFERENTLY when in another nation?

    it may sound silly but its an idea???

    WHY THEN IN THIS MODERN WORLD WITH BETTER QUALITY HEALTHCARE,WE ARE SEEING MORE OF ALL SORTS OF VIRUSES BLOSSOMING?

    THERE MUST BE SOMETHING TO IT.
    AND THATS WHY WOLRD LEADERS ARE SHUTTING DOWN N LOCKING OUT even REGIONS /STATES WITHIN A COUNTRY ITSELF IN ORDER TO CONTAIN SPREAD.

    WESTERNERS HAVE FAIR SKIN MOSTLY WHITE.
    INDIANS AND AFRICANS ARE BLACK EXCEPT FOR NORTH INDIANS WHICH ARE MORE LIKE WESTERNERS?

    MIDDLE-EASTERN ARE BROWNISH?

    AND CHINESE ARE YELLOW-SKINNED?

    THERE MUST BE REASON LINKED TO HEALTH.

    SO WHY PLAY GOD AND WHY ABUSE WORKERS ALL OVER THE WOLRLD IN THE NAME OF GLOBALISATION???

    WHY ALSO THERE ARE MORE BILLIONAIRE$$$ CREATED AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING POOR COUNTRIES WHEN ECONOMY IS BAD OVER PAST 20 ODD YEARS???

    WHY ARE MORE MIDDLE-INCOME BECOMING NEW POOR AND THE POOR TURNING INTO DESTITUTES???

    HUMANS,STOP THE GREED!!!!

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  • Priestess of doom:

    Madonna’s Quavo song, 2019

    Not everyone is coming to the future
    Not everyone is learning from the past
    Not everyone can come into the future
    Not everyone that’s here is gonna last (gonna last)

    Prophetic?

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  • Old man2 very safe?:

    This old man with underlying complications is in the super high risk group. BUT he is not the least bit worried about covid-19. He goes around in big groups of young and old people, many of them are highly suspect from big dinner gatherings.

    Is he really not kiasi?

    Has he got some immunity treatment with those recovered blood plasma? If not, he better hide in the big house. Singaporeans can’t afford a big wayang funeral in this situation.

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  • Double:

    Lim Tean & Mee Pokai:
    You complain a lot bro.: Is it because you can’t get into government for the people’s sake or cos you jealous of their hidden GLC salaries and who-knows-what bonuses?

    Anyway Heng & Co. taking 3-month pay cut to keep up with sheeples’ job losses and shrunken earnings…. satisfied or not? SiGuiKia better don’t talk so much lah… afterwards Ah Gong rise up then you know.

    Aren’t we seeing double? What, who, ….. are the problems? Incompetence & allowing incompetence to fester & lay eggs

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  • Bobo:

    Human thought they are smarter than god and they didn’t believe that a sin is still a sin no matter where they ran and hide. They are carrying their sins running around from country to country. It is also one’s karma to receive them openly into her country and caused trouble to themselves. Don’t try to cheat the god that you are doing kind act just to hide one’s greed.

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  • MarBowling:

    When the Covid 19 crisis is over, A FamiLEE member will open a Mee Siam Mai Hum stall to replace the vacant Mee Pok stall sooner or later.

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  • Sure or not:

    This picture no info on date time taken….

    Maybe shot at closing time hours .

    Anyway this weekend i go check.

    Can we have more pictures ?

    Currently , I m at Nex mall bus interchange transiting . A long queue with people still entering mall despite the inconvenience.

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  • sure ? OR not ?:

    //Currently , I m at Nex mall bus interchange transiting . A long queue with people still entering mall despite the inconvenience.//

    hahaha ? yesterday, many many people happy when all the ang bao goodies are happily announced and to be distributed by ah keat kia ???

    today onwards hor the cost recovery time ?

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/coronavirus-safe-distancing-rules-kick-in-failure-to-sit-or-queue-1m-apart-from-others

    can be fined until $10,000/- ? maybe max goodies given to one household with 3 or 4 members = $5k or $6k or or $7k…. ?

    but fine (or plus jail hor) for not adhering to safe distancing up to $10k, good returns (good trade off) and good businesses hor ???

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  • Sure or not:

    Sorry i miss out saying Nex mall has limit their access entrance/exit to only 3 locations. People entering have to queue. Rather inconvenience but queue is there.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    I can avoid those queue at shopping malls, booking of tickets, even entering supermarkets. But how can I avoid taking bus and MRT for my daily transportation ?

    KBW recommended commuters not to talk or talk softly, inorder not to spit saliva, since it is not possible to stand 1 M apart in bus and MRT. I would suggest to Mr Khaw that commuters should only inhale and not exhale. Exhale can also expel as much virus as saliva.

    So Mr. Khaw what do you think?

    Mod: Khaw would say when you receive the money from the government, go buy a car. he he.

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  • Cmmon Sense:

    NotMyProblem:
    KBW recommended commuters not to talk or talk softly, inorder not to spit saliva, since it is not possible to stand 1 M apart in bus and MRT. I would suggest to Mr Khaw that commuters should only inhale and not exhale. Exhale can also expel as much virus as saliva.

    So Mr. Khaw what do you think?

    Cawk: If cannot hold back. F*rt softly also.

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  • uselessgov:

    FLOOD the island with IMPORTS, than want social distancing ???

    must be FAKE NEWS….

    6 to 10 million IMPORTS ???

    distancing ??!!

    holy COW ministers

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  • What do i think ?:

    I think from today onwards, we should make ” sign language ” a compulsory subject from primary school to secondary school.

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