COVID-19: Singapore is one of the greatest failure in the world now

Who is Professor Mike Toole and what did he say about the Singapore government’s handling of the C19 outbreak?

“Singapore is one of the greatest failure in the world now”- Professor Mike Toole, a leading Australian communicable disease specialist who is based in Melbourne.

Professor Mike Toole compared the statistics of developed Singapore to that of developing Vietnam saying that the former had been a dismal failure and Vietnam had done remarkably well despite its size.

I blushed when I read his public comments. As a patriot, I didn’t like what he has commented, however, I could only eat humble pie. Unlike the self-praised “exceptional” pap government, the Vietnamese government is a very, very mediocre lot going by Goh Chok Tong’s $500,000 annual income standard and logic.

The pap ownself praise ownself machinery and its many hardcore supporters which are normally very boisterous on-line have been largely very, very quiet over the past many weeks. I wonder why.

Post C19 Circuit Breaker and as we slowly open up our economy, life will not be the same again for many people and businesses. As a citizen, I hope that the the government will be serious enough, honest enough, strong enough and courageous enough too to do a deep introspection regarding issues like where and what they have gone wrong over the years regarding worker dormitories and however unwilling, firmly hold their own useless ministerial and Member of Parliament colleagues to task and not retreat into a friend friend I cover your backside and you cover my backside mode.

In my opinion, the first person who should get the sack should be Josephine Teo. She, being the Manpower Minister for failing to ensure that decent habitable standard and cleanliness are maintained across all worker dormitories in Singapore.

Next, that useless lhl. Many people must still remember that in the early days of C19 outbreak, he spewed idiocies such as C19 is not as serious as SARS, no need to wear mask if you are not unwell and we have learnt much from the SARS experiences and we have been preparing for such an outbreak for many years etc. Now, everyone knows that none of those hot air that he farted could stand up to even kindergarten level scrutiny How shameful.

I have no doubt that Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will go down our history as the weakest health minister. I have much to say about him but this is an unsuitable platform.

Not forgetting, Grace Fu too who encouraged catholics to go about their services albeit taking precautions and so many other pap ministers and mps such as Indranee Rajah, Amy Khor, Seah Kian Peng and Chia Shi-Lu etc who also blatantly flouted safe-distancing and avoided crowded place advisories etc.

I am disappointed with Masagos’ performances at CB measures enforcement efforts. I believe that anything that is worth doing is worth doing well, however, under Masagos’ watch, there were still so many people who flouted safe-distancing measures and so many more people who simply went through motion of wearing their mask by merely hanging it over their chin and nothing ever happened to them. There were so many in my estate. No consequences whatsoever ever happened to them! I am also totally disappointed with his merely 200 odd fines of infringements daily. I consider that to be incompetence cum wayang of the highest level and he should be not be excused for his sucks performance too.

To me, Lawrence Wong has done an outstanding job and all our C19 front line fighters, the doctors, nurses, janitors and many others are our true heros. They save lives and they keep us safe too. My deep salute, respect and thank you to them all.

If I could, I will reward them with a minimum 2 months of bonuses. Our hard earned public funds and bonuses should never, never be wasted on mediocre politicians masquerading as “exceptional leaders”. Never!

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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30 Responses to “COVID-19: Singapore is one of the greatest failure in the world now”

  • survey recently:

    Where is chan Chung sing , is he in hongkong? Or teaching those old towkays how to do business ?

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  • Fence Sitter:

    That was an untrue and sweeping generalization by the Australian prof. Singapore is a small city state and densely populated. We can’t compare with other countries like Vietnam or Australia which have huge land mass, and their populations more dispersed. Also, over 90% of our cases relate to foreign workers dorms. The community transmission among Singaporeans is among the lowest in world. Given the very low numbers of fatalities, our government has in fact managed the crisis very well.

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  • JialaT JT:

    The opposition Singapore Democratic Party also weighed in, with leader Chee Soon Juan in a Facebook video pointing out that national development minister Wong had visited the dormitories in early February with manpower minister Teo, saying at the time that there would be tighter monitoring of workers. “If there was really tighter monitoring and enforcement, why did they also not ensure that steps were taken to prevent the situation from deteriorating? Warning signs were flashing,” Chee said.
    https://amp.scmp.com/week-asia/explained/article/3080466/how-did-migrant-worker-dormitories-become-singapores-biggest

    I DISAGREE THAT LW HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB. HE, BEING A NATIONAL DEVT MINISTER TOGETHER WITH “JIALAT” JT HAD VISITED THE DORMS IN EARLY FEB FAIL TO PREVENT THE VIRUS SPREAD SITUATION FROM SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL!

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  • Yes Simon:

    I concur with everything you said about our useless gang of lethargic force. I agree most that Lawrence Wong is probably the one and only one worthy of appreciation for his hard work albeit within constraints. Allow me to repeat the best part of your post:

    “To me, Lawrence Wong has done an outstanding job and all our C19 front line fighters, the doctors, nurses, janitors and many others are our true heros. They save lives and they keep us safe too. My deep salute, respect and thank you to them all.”. ~ Simon Lim

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  • Yayacock said it takes a virus:

    From the gold standard to one of the greatest failures in the world.

    JT would tell us not to be overly alarmed.

    Thus useless woman will receive her bonus for such outstanding performance.

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  • DavidLKSee:

    [ This writer is a 72-year old native-born S'porean who had completed full-time National Service --- and not easily bull-shitted or conned by the clueless/hopeless/useless PAP Gabra-men (not Government).]

    (1) The Long-Term Tragedy for SINGAPORE (The Nation) & SINGAPOREANS (The People):

    Singapore is a Little-Red-Dot super-tiny island (with no natural resources) and governed by a BIG BUNCH of Obscenely-Overpaid PAP Muddle-headed Multi-millionaire Ministers and Grossly-Overpaid Bird-Brained Bureaucrats*.

    [ *most of the actual work in our Civil Service are done by middle-level and clerical-level staff. Many Senior Civil Servants are very laid-back ("sitting on their big fat butts collecting big fat pay") and are shameless PAP bootlickers-cum-yesmen. ]

    (2) PAP-inspired Political Joke:

    HDB Coffeeshop Uncle #1:
    WHY is life in Singapore so “hsien” ???
    (Hokkien for “pissed-off” by HIGH Cost of Living; HIGH Cost of an Arrogant/Incompetent Million-Dollar PAP Govt; HIGH Cost of homes [both HDB & private homes]; etc; etc…)

    HDB Coffeeshop Uncle #2:
    WHAT TO DO — Even the Bloody PM has the word “hsien” in his middle name !!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “Post C19 Circuit Breaker and as we slowly open up our economy, life will not be the same again for many people and businesses.”

    Lifting circuit breaker is only good for people to return to work and allows limited movement. Businesses would still suffer.

    If social distancing cannot be lifted, it is still bad for businesses. Businesses need crowd, social distancing limits crowd. I envisage some businesses might not want to open without the crowd. I am doubtful that C-19 taskforce knows what to do with this restriction.

    Public transports would be facing a dilemma, with increase in ridership after lifting of circuit breaker and still need to cater for social distancing.

    “SafeEntry” is required for almost every where but not for public transport, why?

    “Singapore is one of the greatest failure in the world now”- from Australia.

    “Learn from Singapore, not to make the same mistake” – from Malaysia.

    Will there be more?

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  • MarBowling:

    Voters in the coming Pandemic Erection should NOTE the IMPOTENT, COMPLACENT and INCOMPETENT PERFORMANCE of Mai Hum aka the Emperor w/o clothes and a few of his World Class Multi-Millionaire Ministers(especially J Teo, Son of a Gan, DisGraceFool, HK Chan aka Bugs Bunny Chan, IndraKnee Jerk, etc)in MISHANDLING Covid 19 which has cost a HUGE CHUNK of taxpayers hard earned money to SOLVE AND RESOLVE THEIR HONEST MISTAKES! It’s like s SOLE TRUMP OOPS THUMB! Their so-called INVINCIBILITY and INDISPENSABLE STATURE HAVE FINALLY BEEN EXPOSED! Period.

    Only BY VOTING MORE Opposition parties into Parliament can we SAVE our beloved country from FURTHER DECLINE aftermath Covid 19. The Massive and Serious Disruption in the Global Supply and Demand Chain WILL AFFECT our ECONOMY SEVERELY for a VERY LOONG Time. We URGENTLY NEED NEW TALENT, DEDICATED AND PATRIOTIC FOLKS TO REPLACE AND TAKE OVER THE PAPIGS helmed by the Emperor w/o clothes who MOST FOLKS strongly believe that he is RUINING oops RUNNING our country hiding under the skirt of Empress Dowager who is the Hidden Hands and Power LURKING behind the Imperial Throne. THNIK, THINk, THINK VERY HARD AND IN DEPTH!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Simon, well written as a Patriot calling out all and naming them with NO FEAR!!!…JT??? putting her aside there were many Manpower Ministers who were AWARE of the evil TREATMENT towards the FW plight…

    the Evil Trinity… Agent, Employer & Ministers with $$$ in their eyes and Nothing else CASH in on a Multi-Billion Dollar Slave trade for Decades…

    And the Evil Bastard who was driven out of Istana in a Gun Carriage was well AWARE of all this EVIL but as the evil bast**d that he is sat back and watch his Idiotic son and a Piece of Wooden Shit lay the Foundation for an ILLUSION colligating in his evil MIND to create an Elite & Aristocrat Dynasty at the expense of imported modern slaves and silly sheeple…

    Well, The Truth is OUT and The Damage is irreversible unless a CHANGE is Done to STOP the Damage from getting worse by a Bunch of IDIOTS!!!

    Fellow PATRIOTS your Country NEED you NOW!!!

    Vote with your “THINKING” mind and NOT a mind CONditioned by Fears and Deceit…

    “There is NO FEAR greater than “FEAR” itself”…

    of ISD-Bankruptcy & POFMA…Plus the Seige Mentality of a red dot surrounded by a sea of GREEN drum into the CONditioned minds of silly sheeple by none other than the Evil Bastard now burning in Hell waiting to receive his yearly gifts of Hell $$$ in August when the Gates open AND what is wrong with collecting more MONEY even when in HELL!!!

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  • Top Money for Top Talents:

    Dear Simon,
    Are you Ang Mo Tua Kee and Asian sua kee ?

    Why must believe and trust everything that Ang Mo said ?

    I guaranteed you that this Ang Mo Professor is mediocre even if he earns AUD 500, 000

    This Ang Mo professor cannot be compared with our PAP politicians.

    We pay top money for top talents for our PAP politicians and we have quality people right on top.

    This has been confirmed by our foundering father LKY.

    https://sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/304875/
    And we are meritocratic; we pay top money for top talent, both local and foreign. In other words we have quality people right on top said Mr Lee.

    Stop spreading fake news.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • singaporeans first pls:

    send home all fws, prs and so called fts, who arent performing essential services…we can do without them ..
    how long more is our gov going to allow them to scrounge on hard earned taxpayers monies..
    taxpayers are footing the bills, remember that.
    since when has the gov ever thought of spending even a fraction of the reserves on the old n homeless, many of whom have cpf savings which is being held hostage by the PAP’s CPF board…but now spending $bils to bail out mil$ companies n foreigners…
    send unemployed sgs back to work….
    train them well and pay a fair wage…then there’ll never be a shortage of employees..
    no need to keep importing plane loads of economic migrants.
    come on be fair n honest to us hardworking trublus first!
    what happened to Singaporean First ? ..only when you want votes issit?

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  • Asd:

    I think the resident should come on tv and explain how much reserve is approved by resident for use on foreigner and how much on citizen

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  • PAP rich SG aged:

    Lawrence did well? How come?
    Lawrence only function as a loud speaker in a sound system, that’s all right?
    In fact the sound system he was part of is poor – without good bass, mid range and nice tweets.
    This is a very very poor PAP hifi sound system to begin with.

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  • opposition dude:

    Let’s be frank on this topic. The PAP is far too arrogant to ever want to admit any sort of failure or take action against hopeless ministers. We love saying that PAP should do the right thing and do this and that but we have never seen it happen.

    You want PAP to make changes then you have to FORCE them to do it because that is the only way they know how. I hope you all can remember when George was kicked out almost a decade ago that they finally came up with the PGP and cutting their obscene pay, 2 things we have asked them to do for years but were never done.

    Because when you are in control of everything you don’t answer to anyone but yourself. You do not care that you are a public servant and you answer to the voters because, well, you are the one in charge and not in a coalition or opposition. That’s how it works unfortunately.

    So you want Josephine to be sacked or PAP saying that they are worse than inept in bringing down the numbers of cases in the dormitories you can dream on and forget about it, the party will NEVER do it.

    It would be far easier to vote Josephine out ourselves if the kiasees in her GRC actually had the guts to do it.

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  • Lee Gan Yew:

    I shall hereby Prove singaporeans lack IQ.

    1. Why is the spreading in the Dormitories
    UnStoppable and hundreds of cases everyday for may be over a month anday e extending to 2?

    This Question never CUM in your minds right? This is why I proved what I say.

    You need spoon-feeding. That’s why told not to wear you obey u questioningly. Told to wear you wear and did not discern the failures.

    Ask you jiak sai how?

    Is it to create a Herd Immunity to ensure SG has a pool of virus resistant labourers? SG cannot survive without them.
    It’s evolved into such a weak country!

    Thnks to Dafts, SiaSuay Suckers, Idiots and where is my KangKong knnbccb!

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  • trublu:

    The GREAT SIN OF PRIDE(ARROGANCE) is the ROOT CAUSE.
    THE WHITE$ shud never have gotten SWELL-HEADED listening to BARBARA STREISAND singing their praises?

    What does Ms Streisand truly know about COVID or the measures needed to stamp it ?

    PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL.

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  • Super HISSER:

    How did the hisser do well? When This the one who COULDN’t see his HINDSIGHT?

    Hindsight means BACKSIDE……..he is super ARROGANT UNLESS YOU HAVE EASILY EASILY

    FORGOTTEN THAT HE SAYS HE will take back YOUR HDB FLAT when the 99 lease is UP?

    It is hightime these expensive ‘EXCEPTIONAL’ leaders be removed.

    It is better to put in more OPPO so that they CAN FIGHT for a reduction in miniSTIRs pay!

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  • C wong:

    L Wong did a good job?. He s f up . Tt arrogant badstad thinks he s one G std . He is not

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  • Talkcockmp:

    Forget about CB… Foreign Workers at Expo rushing for their dinner… Apparently volunteers lost control of the crowd. I was forwarded this video to show the activities going on inside Changi Expo. There is no proper safe distancing among these FW. All rushing to get their meals as if there is no pandemic. Cannot expect volunteers to ensure control. Next will be riot among these FW of different nationalities.

    Video going around….watch for it…

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  • AristoCATs - "Gold Standard":

    The Press lauded J Teo and her Team Initial Response – “Gold Standard” . . .
    -
    Now, no more???

    -
    Please excuse their inExperience . . .

    Some have promised to learn
    the difference – “effort” vs “result” . . .

    -
    Or, Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Sinchiapor Oddballs:

    A prime minister, a corporate chief, an SAF lord, and the First Galactic Emperor walk into a restaurant.

    The hostess trembles but manages to mutter, “Table for one, sir?”

    “No, the Empress isn’t far behind.”

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  • NotMyProblem:

    NotMyProblem:
    “Post C19 Circuit Breaker and as we slowly open up our economy, life will not be the same again for many people and businesses.”

    Lifting circuit breaker is only good for people to return to work and allows limited movement. Businesses would still suffer.

    If social distancing cannot be lifted, it is still bad for businesses. Businesses need crowd, social distancing limits crowd. I envisage some businesses might not want to open without the crowd. I am doubtful that C-19 taskforce knows what to do with this restriction.

    Public transports would be facing a dilemma, with increase in ridership after lifting of circuit breaker and still need to cater for social distancing.

    “SafeEntry” is required for almost every where but not for public transport, why?

    “Singapore is one of the greatest failure in the world now”- from Australia.

    “Learn from Singapore, not to make the same mistake” – from Malaysia.

    Will there be more?

    Just for the record;

    “Don’t be the next Singapore” – from New Zealand.

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  • Catch my drift:

    We need to ask ourselves. How come deep down we know that the PAP won’t lose and may even get much more votes this time due to use of reserves.

    But have you questioned why we already know what the outcome will be?

    Are SINGAPOREans really so DAFT ?

    The KEY IS THE ELECTION AGENTS.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Talkcockmp:
    … Foreign Workers at Expo rushing for their dinner… Apparently volunteers lost control of the crowd. I was forwarded this video to show the activities going on inside Changi Expo. There is no proper safe distancing among these FW. All rushing to get their meals as if there is no pandemic……

    Do you know some of these FWs may wish to be infected. Before Covid-19, they stayed like sardines 12 to 20 in one room with unhygienic condition. Need to do own cooking and wash up.

    When infected they stayed in spacious environment, some even stay onboard cruise ship. Even no work but are paid and 3-meals taken care off.

    Singapore taxpayers paying for everything. So much affection from the government! Everyday government visit and said sayang sayang. Before no one notice them!

    This scenario may not be true but could happens! Need to investigate!!

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    PAP’s failure on COVID-19 is one more compelling reason for regime change.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Catch my drift:
    We need to ask ourselves. How come deep down we know that the PAP won’t lose and may even get much more votes this time due to use of reserves.

    But have you questioned why we already know what the outcome will be?

    Are SINGAPOREans really so DAFT ?

    The KEY IS THE ELECTION AGENTS.

    The reason is, it was reported in UN’s 2018 estimate, 46% of Singapore population is made up of foreigners turn citizens. These new citizens are mainly voting age and they’ll vote PAP out of gratitude. Whereas not all the 54% true blue Singaporeans are eligible to vote. And some depend on PAP for oxygen.

    So you see new citizens out vote true blue Singaporeans. We just hope to reduce the votes for PAP.

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  • #06-195 Huang Lian Por:

    There’s a video that says that the FWs deliberately get sick so they don’t have to go home. After all, it’s free food and lodging here.

    GE2020.OPPO.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah $OPPO $Oppo$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Foreigners must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Bosses must accept wage sacrifices to keep busines

    Top Money for Top Talents:
    Dear Simon,
    Are you Ang Mo Tua Kee and Asian sua kee ?

    Why must believe and trust everything that Ang Mo said ?

    I guaranteed you that this Ang Mo Professor is mediocre even if he earns AUD 500, 000

    This Ang Mo professor cannot be compared with our PAP politicians.

    We pay top money for top talents for our PAP politicians and we have quality people right on top.

    This has been confirmed by our foundering father LKY.

    https://sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/304875/
    And we are meritocratic; we pay top money for top talent, both local and foreign. In other words we have quality people right on top said Mr Lee.

    Stop spreading fake news.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • uselessgov:

    state and densely populated. We can’t compare with other countries like Vietnam or Australia which have huge land mass, and their populations more dispersed. Also, over 90% of our cases relate to foreign workers dorms. The community transmission among Singaporeans is among the lowest in world. Given the very low numbers of fatalities, our government has in fact managed the crisis very well.

    ***

    can you explain why young FW are dying but they are excluded from our covid19 death rates

    but listed as,

    injuries, heart attacks, etc etc

    it sure boggles me how s’poreans THINK.

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  • Ah heng is non starter:

    Yes Simon:
    I concur with everything you said about our useless gang of lethargic force. I agree most that Lawrence Wong is probably the one and only one worthy of appreciation for his hard work albeit within constraints. Allow me to repeat the best part of your post:

    “To me, Lawrence Wong has done an outstanding job and all our C19 front line fighters, the doctors, nurses, janitors and many others are our true heros. They save lives and they keep us safe too. My deep salute, respect and thank you to them all.”. ~ Simon Lim

    Hmmm… a dark horse has emerged from the pandemic.

    LW for the next Pissed Man?

    What do you think?

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  • Sad Reality:

    This pandemic has cause much harm to Singapore …much suffering to our people and economy.Also our reputation.
    Also has shown our weakness.Able to response fast to changing situation is more critical than to have Standard SOP as seen in Taiwan and HK.
    Hope we will learn from this episode and be better prepare for the next pandemic.A very expensive lesson for Singapore.

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