Stubborn measures

I refer to the latest measures taken by the government to halt all religious services and leisure at public entertainment outlets, up to April 30 to curb the uncontrollable spiralling infection rates in Singapore and worldwide.

The new measures however, still stubbornly refuses to suspend schools and workplace activities where spreading of the virus mainly occurs as we have already witnessed new clusters unfolding at PCF centres and international schools.

The reason for not proclaiming DOSCON Red remains unclear at best and vague at worst yet yesterday’s parliamentary sitting was more focused on explaining the rationale for calling a GE sooner rather than postponing it to Dec 2020 when all other countries are doing just the contrary. The public remains baffled and confused hence, they resumed hoarding of essential goods after announcement across the causeway that their lockdown will extend to April 14.

It remains unclear where we stand in this epidemic and how we will emerge after that as past measures have proven to be largely ineffective, thus these thoughts will no doubt be evidently on all the minds of Singaporeans when GE is called on April amidst this semi lockdown.

What is the genuine status of our reserves and how much will the government draw down on Thursday 26 March, what policy measures will the government undertake to trim over reliance on foreign labour for Singaporeans who have lost their jobs to this virus whether permanently or temporary, how will the government restore the confidence of our present recessionary economy which will directly impact our livelihood beyond 2020, WILL policy curbs and limitations be relaxed for SSOs, ComCares and MOF to distribute much needed aid to relieve those in desperate need, how much will we have to pay back for this drawdown of the reserve to bailout businesses and will GST increase still be withheld until 2022?

We need answers to these burning questions and hope our sole Oppositional representation in parliament will boldly press it on behalf of all other PAP wards.

This pandemic should serve as a stark reminder to our 4G leaders of the human frailty and it should have brought out the best in our character, caring and looking out for one another instead of dirty politicking and arranging to fix those whom the Establishment disagrees with!

 

Jasmine Tan

 

 

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21 Responses to “Stubborn measures”

  • N.Jungne:

    He is Under Control

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  • Lets be fair:

    Even close school also cannot stop.

    Look at HK, taiwan and even Macao still have cases.

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  • If Satan doesn't get you ....:

    A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and scrambled for the front entrance, trampling each other in the frantic effort to get away
    from Evil Incarnate.

    Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew seemingly oblivious to the fact that God’s ultimate rebel was in his presence.

    Satan walked up to the man:
    “Do you know who I am?”

    The man replied, “Yep, sure do.”

    “Aren’t you afraid of me?!” Satan shouted.

    “Nope, sure ain’t,” said the man.

    “Don’t you realize I can kill you with one word?”

    “Don’t doubt it for a minute,” returned the old man, in an even tone.

    “Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?” Satan persisted.

    “Really?” was the calm reply.

    “And you are still unafraid?”

    “Nope,” said the old man.

    Now Satan was more than a little perturbed: “Why aren’t you afraid of me?!”

    The man replied as matter-of-fact:
    “Been married to your sister for 45 years….”

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  • PAPVID-20:

    The emperor is boasting his new clothes but his eunuchs for fear of being punished by the emperor for speaking up ain’t telling him….. “But you’re naked!”

    Oops! Wrong chapter.

    The stubborn emperor is adamant on calling for an election amidst a coronavirus pandemic but his eunuchs, afraid of angering the emperor ain’t telling him…. “But people’s lives are at stake!”

    And so, Orange will remain “shades of orange” (borrowed from LHY) ….. bcoz emperor says “don’t go Red”.

    This business must close while that one can remain open; suspend this and this but no need for that and that ….. bcoz emperor insists no lockdown. Everyone is confused but not the emperor.

    Emperor wants no Red. Emperor wants no lockdown. So, he can go ahead and hold the election that he wants.

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  • GE:

    GE or not, this covid-19 is truly the 照妖镜 …..

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  • Secret files:

    Sure hold erections. What better opportunity for pink n gang?

    As they say the rest is his story!

    You can’t change the government and all the secret files cannot be seen, including those in isd , attorney general and those in the palace!

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  • It Did Not Have to Be:

    It didn’t have to be this way. Somehow, we intuitively know it.

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  • Yoda:

    What about buses and trains? Any safe distance between passengers?

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  • Pappy General 2.0:

    ”The reason for not proclaiming DOSCON Red remains unclear”
    Only Paper Scholar-Generals that played too many wargames on their PC and watch too many James Bond movies would have came up with ideas like Doscon.
    The typical HDB aunty was scared out of her wits when DOSCON Orange was announced.Hence toilet paper hoard.
    Thus there WILL be no DOSCON RED; like Prince Yang said–maybe shades of Orange.
    While many other countries apply LOCK-DOWN, we apply series of brakes.
    They have learnt. DORSCON RED will create mass panic if announced.
    The typical sinkie that have been indoctrinated with fear by the papigs is a very emotionally unstable creature.
    This same creature is a pap voter for life.

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  • Tremendous:

    The interim results are out.
    A certain village run by a multi-million team has 926 cases, 158 infections per million, and 0.5 deaths per million.
    Without the same kind of multi-million team as that village,
    HK land has 715 cases, 95 infections per million, and 0.5 deaths per million.
    NZ land has 708 cases, 147 infections per million, and 0.2 deaths per million.
    TW land has 322 cases, 14 infections per million, 0.2 deaths per million.
    Viet land has 212 cases, 2 infections per million and 0 deaths.
    Lanka land has 143 cases, 7 infections per million and 0.09 deaths per million.
    Indo land has 1528 cases, 6 infections per million and 0.5 deaths per million.
    Jap land has 2229 cases, 19 infections per million and 0.5 deaths per million.
    Thai village has 1651 cases, 24 infections per million, 0.1 deaths per million.
    Just on the same continent they are in, look at the number of countries with better infections per million or deaths per million compared to the village run by the multi-million team.
    The only possible reason the village chiefs and their dogs are dying to run an election because they know that as time goes by, everyone will see through their stink performance. Booking 7500 hotel rooms for their own kind using villagers’ money some more. If the returnees have money to go overseas, they have money for 14 days of quarantine. These village chiefs and dogs really care a lot for their own kind.
    In the meantime, forget about the old ex-chief who quoted an example of another place holding an election because he is past expiry date.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    I “TOT” some IDIOTS from the Evil lightning Party with their logo striking even their OWN told the Catholic Church to have Mass on Sundays… A Discerning and WISE Archbishop name William “THINK” otherwise…his flock’s safety & well being is 1st Priority

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  • NotMyProblem:

    So far all those measures implemented were half-baked and ineffective. We still have new clusters and unlinked cases daily.

    PAP only think of fighting the virus with money with one support package after another. The more packages throw out by this government the more people have to pay back.

    Please stop giving excuses like “no magic solution” to contain this virus but have solution for calling GE during this pandemic.

    PAP has seen how others have do it and celebrating now. How it is with millions $ salaries cannot do???!!!

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  • WakeupSG:

    Lockdown means no Pandemic GE

    Brakes, extra brakes, extra (drastic) brakes still OK to call for GE!

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  • @WakeupSG

    My hunch is before erection is called, 101% no extreme drastic breaking measures one.

    Only after erection and super long runway built liao then and only can see teh measures implemented would be sibei effective ones b’cos by then no further use for the virus liao, can pesticide them liao.

    What thinking you?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Yoda:
    What about buses and trains? Any safe distance between passengers?

    Minister Khaw said no need in public transport, just don’t talk will do. No saliva will fly.

    You may ask since that’s the case why not all don’t talk in public places, why the need to have safe distancing?

    I don’t know, I am not paid millions. Ask the minister!

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  • Y oda:

    “NotMyProblem:
    April 1, 2020 at 3:56 pm (Quote)

    Yoda:
    What about buses and trains? Any safe distance between passengers?

    Minister Khaw said no need in public transport, just don’t talk will do. No saliva will fly.

    You may ask since that’s the case why not all don’t talk in public places, why the need to have safe distancing?….”

    ˇThen why tell people to observe safe distancing?

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  • WakeupSG:

    @TRE Techie

    VIRUS OUTBREAK
    No going to Dorscon Red, but Covid-19 outbreak could last a year or longer: PM Lee
    LEE U-WEN
    MAR 13, 2020 05:50 AM
    Singapore

    THE Covid-19 situation in Singapore remains “under control” and there are no plans to raise the disease outbreak response level alert to red, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a televised national address on Thursday.

    -Business Times

    On 31st Mar the local cases have close in on the imported ones, 422 vs 504 respectively as reported.

    Can Singaporeans agree with PM that Covid-19 situation remains “under control?”

    There is a govt denial of fact & miscarriage of justice in not implementing DORSCON RED & lockdown measures timely that will address & control the situation because PM is thinking of calling a Pandemic GE!

    Can we still trust the govt that they are putting “brakes” measures selectively & have the situation under control?

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  • Great Asia:

    A person who will not listen to his father and siblings will listen to Singaporeans?!

    This coronavirus is a God-sent opportunity for honourable son, as the next General Election will be his last as the PM of Singapore. He wants a big win.

    Will PAP fat cats tell you the travel patterns of those people infected by the virus?

    I’ve been asking this question since day one.

    The won’t let the public know the travel patterns of those infected people, because they won’t want Singaporeans to panic. Once Singaporeans become panic, then can’t hold GE already.

    This despicable man has used the health of Singaporeans to exchange for his political legacy.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • It Takes Time:

    Lets be fair:
    Even close school also cannot stop.

    Look at HK, taiwan and even Macao still have cases.

    The virus may be spreading fast, but the symptoms take time to manifest. Wait 2-3 weeks and do comparison with these countries which closes school.

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  • Problem-Reaction-Solution:

    NotMyProblem: PAP only think of fighting the virus with money with one support package after another. The more packages throw out by this government the more people have to pay back.

    Problem-Reaction-Solution

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  • Extreme Trust:

    What is Saving them is extreme Trust from the super majority.

    Citizens actually do not think they need to wear masks after hearing advisory from Chan. They are told to wear after infected or sick.

    USA , China, Japan, SKorea, TW all advised wear masks even cloth masks better than no masks despite it’s weakness.

    But SG has non medically qualified idiots.

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