Disbursements of free grocery vouchers

The disbursements of free grocery vouchers to help lighten the everyday living loads of adults living in HDB rental flat is a very heartwarming and useful gesture and I support it, however, pap government ministars need to be more street-smart in order to prevent unintended consequences ma.

These grocery vouchers are as good as cash. I am not surprised at all that many letter boxes in rental blocks across Singapore have been prised opened by people in order to steal them.

Next, although such vouchers cannot be used to buy tobacco products, beer or paid for lottery tickets at Singapore Pools outlets, I won’t be surprised if some enterprising desperate low income people will find ways to encash them such as selling them for cash at discounted rate such as selling a piece of $10/ voucher for $7 or $8/ cash in order to have cash to buy cigarettes or beer.

I suggest that going forward, recipients of such grocery vouchers must collect them in person at the community centres and special arrangements can be made for those frail elderly people who cannot make the trip.

Next, laws must be tighten to prevent abuse for both the buyers and sellers and their tough penalties to be widely publicised because many of such offenders do not read the newspapers or surf the net and if they are not aware of those tough penalties intended for them, then it will be useless.

Book-smart ministars must think like desperado in order to catch street-smart desperados ma, tio boh?

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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19 Responses to “Disbursements of free grocery vouchers”

  • Educated But Not Street Smart:

    These PAP Ministers and their senior civil servants are all highly educated but they are not street smart at all. That’s why very often they got played out by the population. What the fiack.

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  • xoxo:

    So HOW MUCH VALUE THESE GROCERY VOUCHERS?
    EACH POOR FAMILY GETS HOW MUCH?
    IS IT WORTH THE AMOUNT OF $23.5 K that MP TIN PEILING SAID IS THE PER CAPITA AMOUNT FROM THE $100 B I L L I O N RESERVES?

    HOW CAN GOVT POLICIES BE SO STUPID THAT NON-SINGAPOREANS/CITIZENS GET MUCH LESS GRANT THAN NON-SGS, PMETs or not?
    Save jobs? FOR THOSE WHO ROB SGS OF THEIR JOBS AIDED BY THE FT POLICY?
    AGAIN, VERY STUPID!!!

    HOW COME THARMAN KEEPS QUIET?
    SENIOR MINISTER? FORMER MAS MD N FINANCE CHIEF?

    EXPECT H$K/LEE LONG-$IEN TO LOOT MORE RESERVES TO DISBURSE A BIG BULK TO NON-SINGAPOREANS yet again.

    MORE GST/ MEDISHIT LIE PREMIUMS/ LEVIE$ ON UTILITIES/ ETC.

    WHO FOOT THE SPENDING N SQUANDERING?
    ORDINARY sinkingPOOReans. .
    Be prepared, THEY will collect more money from you.
    You NO MONEY?
    YOU GO MATI…* HAPPY AGEING*???
    HAHAHA!

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  • Lets be frank:

    Street smart ?

    Are u suggesting every letterbox area to be covered with camera ?

    Collect at CC?
    What about elderly with mobility issues ? What about queuing and covid19 ?

    Please dont encourage every little things PAP to micro manage ?

    Should PAP MPs and only PAP MPs personally visit and distribute to each household including opposition wards ?

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  • Asd:

    I think it’s sad that the quality of true blue citizen’s life has deteriorted until they have to resort to stealing other citizen’s lunch most probably because their lunch was stolen by foriegn trashes

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Food Stamps for such under privileged should be Stamp…

    if they can Number the Ballot Card why not the Food Vouchers/Stamp with name & I/c and valid if show of proof with the user producing I/c or bearer normally a family or trusted individual should the beneficiary is unable to carry out the usage owing to reasons best KNOWN…this will avoid the loss of MILLIONs just to SHOW a Hipocritical CONcern

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Stated above : Quote -”The disbursements of free grocery vouchers to help lighten the everyday living loads of adults living in HDB rental flat is a very heartwarming and useful gesture and I support it, however, pap government ministars need to be more street-smart in order to prevent unintended consequences ma.

    These grocery vouchers are as good as cash. I am not surprised at all that many letter boxes in rental blocks across Singapore have been prised opened by people in order to steal them….”Unquote .

    Response : Singapore government should printout grocery voucher exactly the size of a fifty dollar notes and put all these grocery vouchers into POSB ATM,UOB ATM,OCBC ATM to be issued to the targetted persons .POSB ,UOB ,OCBC,….ATM will modified their ATM software to issue grocery vouchers or whatever cash dollar note withdrawal. The targetted person will go to POSB ATM,insert his POSB ATM card,and the ATM machine will ask “withdraw cash or vouchers” ? The targetted person to receive grocery vouchers will press the button on the POSB ATM “withdraw all available voucher” button .POSB ATM software then ask person to key in both password for ATM and another password for OTP on handphone .After verification done ,grocery vouchers come out and intended targetted person get their grocery fairprice vouchers or whatever .So how to lost and have grocery vouchers stolen using ATM ? Lee Hsien Loong should fired off all those evil useless beast women from all government positions especially evil Indranee Rajah,secomd Finance Minister to prevent any more lost of public funds or vouchers .

    When mask are distributed by CC,mask get stolen off.When skilful future credit grants or whatever grants are given out,a lot of crimes misabuse stealing off all such grants ,….What is the government doing ?

    If targetted person has no ATM,can go to any bank counter with NRIC and government letter to collect personally of grocery vouchers.Such cases will be rare.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    TUMASIK Patriot:
    Food Stamps for such under privileged should be Stamp…

    if they can Number the Ballot Card why not the Food Vouchers/Stamp with name & I/c and valid if show of proof with the user producing I/c or bearer normally a family or trusted individual should the beneficiary is unable to carry out the usage owing to reasons best KNOWN…this will avoid the loss of MILLIONs just to SHOW a Hipocritical CONcern

    and I have seen well DRESSED men purchasing Hundreds of dollars with stacks of Cash Vouchers…wonder where they get it from???

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  • Totally wasteful scheme:

    Why give vouchers instead of cash? How much money wasted in printing and deliver to people, and collection and exchange by shops?

    Why try to control what people buy? No beer, no cig, no lottery? You elites think the poor are so poor that they don’t have $2 or $5 cash? If they really want beer, they can use their $5 cash for beer and use the $5 voucher for food.

    Just a big wayang, benefiting the middleman. Stop the nonsense about vouchers and card top up. Please use cash.

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  • Sad situation:

    While it is wrong to steal such Vouchers from the letter box,why so many of them are doing it ?
    The only reason is that many of them are in very hard situation because of the Covid.Who want to steal if they are not in shit situation ?

    Obviously many of the support scheme are either inadequate or they may not be having it for one reason or another.
    The support scheme red tape and paperwork required must have prevent the aid from reaching many of them in desperate need.

    Time for our Ministries and Officers reach out to help those Citizen in need, especially MSF and IRAS.

    Please don’t make empty promises that they will not walk alone in this crisis of a lifetime. Make sure the $100B is spend wisely to help those in need.

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  • 567:

    Every thing is becos.covid 19.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Everything is electronic these days – just make the vouchers electronic and redeemable for a specific household.

    Beyond that – Team Despot are using vouchers like the chicken rice at elections. Instead of giving back the jobs to $G citizens so they do not need to beg, the alternative is to keep them unemployed and on handouts.

    Is this any way for citizens to live? How many FT’s are in similar dire straits? They are well taken care of by their own people and $G’s Team Despot.

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  • S$16,000 Per Month Allowance:

    @Let’s Be Frank

    You are absolutely correct in suggesting that the MPs should visit every house to give the Grocery Voucher. This way the MPs will get more support from the one roomer and two roomer.

    After all the MPs get S$16,000 per month allowance and don’t do much work. Before the General Election, the MPs will try to visit every household if possible to win their support.

    But in this case after the General Election Election, the MPs switch off completely. What The Fark . WHY ?

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  • Vouchers no security:

    It seems that there is zero security check about this as good as cash voucher.

    People steal some vouchers from post system.

    Can people steal huge money from false claims? For example, these vouchers can be easily printed, or some internal people just add in huge claims.

    Can the authorities please explain how they prevent corruption or false claims by outsiders and internal people?

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  • help the poor:

    While it is wrong to steal, this stealing incident show that many Singapore are badly hit by the Covid situation.
    Show that our support scheme is inadequate for many or fail to reach them.
    MSF need to do more for the poor in time like this.

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  • Harder Truths:

    help the poor:
    While it is wrong to steal, this stealing incident show that many Singapore are badly hit by the Covid situation.
    Show that our support scheme is inadequate for many or fail to reach them.
    MSF need to do more for the poor in time like this.

    People stealing to feed their families when the evil regime has taken away their jobs and livelihood is a ‘no choice’ scenario. No one want to do it but there is no alternative. it is not about right or wrong anymore – it is about survival.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Lets be frank

    THE CASHLESS SOCIETY fantasy (read orgasmic) dreams of PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics has HIDDEN POLITICAL CALCULUS.

    It is forced down the throat of peasants and elderly in Ah Tiong Land – IT WON’T HAPPEN ANYWHERE ELSE,

    With cashless society, PAPpypolitics can print vouchers (money/value) digitally in the hands of favoured aristocrats and its cronies, bypassing the poor, vulnerable and the weakest peasants little people and “downstairs” convenience shops. It is without checking and OUTSIDE the accountability control of monetary authorities and vouchers can be used as a tool of “VOTE AUCTIONING” baits (much denounced by that famous “son of Ponggol” in fierce debate with economist Jamus Lim) in election time.

    Who knows if the printer – legal or underground illicit – print such vouchers to political supporters and law enforcement simply look the other way.

    NO WONDER ONLY ONE LEE-jiapore-INDIA bank fart political gas to customers of the virtue of “smart society” going the way of cashless payment debit card payment BUT WON’T PAY FOR LOSSES ARISING FROM FRAUDULENT PAYMENT extracted by crime elements in the digital world, leaving customers to cry on their losses.

    For the rest of the world including INDIA-LAND, it will never be the cashless society fake echo-chamber fruition – PARTICULARLY WHEN BILLIONS OF PEASANTS DON’T TRUST GOVERNMENTS of honesty money management and digital cash printing to make it work.

    And even in the US, it is said that maybe 20% of the adult population do not even have a banking account.

    A large chunk of LEE-jiapore elderly resides IN THE DIGITAL DESERT according to a NCMP.

    Lets be frank: Street smart ?

    Are u suggesting every letterbox area to be covered with camera ?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Help the poor

    WILL LEE-jiapore survive this crisis? A have growing apprehension.

    Why?

    help the poor: While it is wrong to steal, this stealing incident show that many Singapore are badly hit by the Covid situation.
    Show that our support scheme is inadequate for many or fail to reach them.
    MSF need to do more for the poor in time like this.

    Just ask our central bank’s chief what is his fears.

    Singapore’s central bank chief said as much as 20% of the city-state’s economy faces “deep scarring” from the coronavirus pandemic.

    Singapore Faces Deep ‘Scarring’ From Virus, MAS’s Menon Says

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-12/singapore-faces-deep-scarring-from-virus-mas-s-menon-says?srnd=premium-asia

    And globally, is the situation any different?

    IMF: Pandemic could leave “long-lasting scars” to global economy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8GvRfzGTiE#:~:text=The%20International%20Monetary%20Fund%20says,scars%E2%80%9D%20on%20the%20global%20economy.&text=The%20IMF's%20International%20Monetary%20and,and%20growth%20around%20the%20world.

    So the next obvious question to ask is this -

    IS LEE-jiapore a “paradise” in “anomalies” of economic imbalance or is it a “epicentre” of anomalies each looking for a paradise recovery pathway out of this quagmire of imbalance?

    I think we are ALL in the same sh*thole of excr*ment.

    Parts of EU including Germany, its powerhouse is in negative interest rate environment. The Fisher equation tells me it is a sunken titanic of economic malaise BEFORE THE COVID-19 onset. Japan has been in this near dead economy for 2 decades. The US Fed reversed its monetary tightening policy in September 2018 qtr before its downturn in final qtr and even proceed to cut its interest rate in 2019 yet again!

    ALL THESE BEFORE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. LEE-jiapore is a joke. Promised of Swiss-standards of living to be attained by 2012 ENDED UP WITH BEING TOLD IN 2015 THAT OUR ECONOMY MAXED OUT.

    That was 5 years before Covid-19 hit our front door. It is telling of DECADES OF ECONOMIC MISMANAGEMENT OF FAKE ECONOMY resting on asset-enhancement politics and population recycling economics ALL GOING TO THE DOGS of falling productivity “as we add more beautification and more “WALKING AN*SES” of imported varieties” even when the economy is visibly sinking.

    EU, Japan and US are behemoth economies, has some bulk-up size and diversity to withstand shocks struggling with imbalance pressures.

    BUT THEY ARE ALSO SCREWED UP TOO.

    Top World Bank Economist Says Financial Crisis Could Emerge From Pandemic

    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/top-world-bank-economist-says-020204890.html

    HELPING THE POOR IN YOUR THOUGHTS IS NOBLE, but I suspect it is not sustainable. We will run out of money SOONER than we expect.

    WHAT THEN NEXT??

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  • Harder Truths:

    oxygen: WILL LEE-jiapore survive this crisis? A have growing apprehension

    A great question. The answer is no. No island with a communist political system (ruled by retarded wank*rs) with no means of creating income which can counter world economic collapse can survive economically for long.

    Of course, a fishing village will reappear. What kind of locals can survive in that not-so-far-away future is another matter.

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  • Prince Of Thieves:

    We need a Robin Hood or Chu Liu Xiang in Spore.

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