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Old 12-02-2020, 10:45 PM   #16
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Serious, your kpi is most open how many threads?

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Old 12-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #17
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #18
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #19
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1. Putting GDP at the forefront, above its people

- In the immediate aftermath of the Wuhan lockdown, the gahmen chose to tread carefully to not offend Xi. Instead of assessing how best to protect its people against the unknown contagiousness of the virus, they conveniently played for time by using the xenophobia tag against the many crying for a decisive closure of its doors. The Wuhan ban came a day after this tag was used. Besides being a slap on the face of the person who uttered it, it showed how meaningless and poorly thought of it was. It is like you shoot down a suggestion in a meeting just so you get air time, only for the suggestion to be implemented the very next day.

- Whilst China is an important and friendly trading partner for us, it's a double edged sword here in that we are the most (or second most after Thailand) popular destination for tourism and work for Chinese nationals. Surely our actions have to be as fast as China given our influx of Chinese nationals? We are almost like a province outside of China! Surely someone would have appreciated the severity that China is expediently locking down Wuhan and many neighbouring cities, something that was unheard of?

- In contrast, Macau was fast - in giving out masks, shutting down casinos even though the casino taxes make up more than 80% of government taxes. They put people above GDP. Since the closure, it's been seven days and counting of having no new cases. Meanwhile in Singapore, we are now told to prepare for the worst.


2. Allowing market forces to play out

- The shortage of masks in Singapore was easily solved by other countries like Taiwan and Macau whereby the government rationed and controlled the sales. They treated their citizens like adults, admitting when they had insufficient supply. They trusted the citizens to understand and to ration their own usage.

- I'm sure we would all have greatly benefited from a similar system in Singapore. We are mature enough to understand priority goes to the healthcare workers and needy and the common folks might have to ration their usage. We could have planned our travel/work from home schedules accordingly if we have insufficient masks for the week.

- Please don't tell me healthy people do not need masks, and that it does not spread through casual contact. Have we not had cases of casino workers, quarantine officers, co-workers in conferences seemingly getting the disease from 'casual' contact? We all work in a globalised workforce and I am sure your meetings and interaction with your co-workers in the office would be more than just 'casual', however they define it.

- The lack of trust both ways showed in the raiding of supermarkets. The average Singaporean would look at the assurance of masks supply vs the empty shelves in pharmacies and then think the same could happen for food supplies. Of course the gahmen just conveniently blamed the behaviour of the people, forgetting that it all arose cause no one truly believed their elusive stockpiles, be it masks or food. Or rather, a packed warehouse does not translate to the citizens being able to use it, at least that is the current case with masks.


3. Instead of sharing plans and strategy, there were just meaningless motherhood statements

- Too many to list here but you know lah. "united together" "wash your hands" "don't discriminate healthcare workers" "we learnt from SARS"

- No one know what plans they had in converting hospitals or wards should the spread get more serious. There was no assurance they have had every angle thought out. One day it was not serious, then no community spread, then limited spread and now of course, prepare for the worst

- The weather is more predictable than the severity of the situation in Singapore. Of course not forgetting we started off with a it's not as deadly as SARS evaluation.


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Old 12-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #20
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In this context, you'll see such people plastering their faces all over the estate, posting their work on Facebook, complaining their low salary gives them no dignity and saying they could jolly well be better off in the private sector.

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Old 12-02-2020, 10:48 PM   #21
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Serious, your kpi is most open how many threads?

I no kpi la. I am no a IB dog hungry for that dollar. I have dignity and it's not measured by money.

I am basically summarising all my previous observations, in a less emotional and more serious tone.

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TS, you forgot to add - giving the green light to go ahead with many cluster-fark events and the only measure they put in place to "prevent" coronavirus is enforcing useless temperature checks when evidence already shown that an infected is still contagious even if she or he is not asymptomatic.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:49 PM   #23
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TS, you forgot to add - giving the green light to go ahead with many cluster-fark events and the only measure they put in place to "prevent" coronavirus is enforcing useless temperature checks when evidence already shown that an infected is still contagious even if she or he is not asymptomatic.
Yes they love the bs no sick no masks theory.

But fact is many 'healthy' people are asymptomatic and haven't we seen spread from seemingly 'healthy' people to people whom I guess had no masks?

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I have always voted for PAP and will continue to do so for many years to come; and try to convince everyone around moi to do so too.
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I have always voted for PAP and will continue to do so for many years to come; and try to convince everyone around moi to do so too.
OK so u think they did well in this?

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In crisis ask the ppl to unite with them

Peace time bring more FT in to replace chiu !
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You must be hitting KPI soon?



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Old 12-02-2020, 10:53 PM   #29
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Tldr.... Heng you used bold for paragraph header. Only read those in bold and I agree.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:55 PM   #30
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Almost la.

But if they continue to fk up daily, can't blame me for having more and more KPI?

I am only as critical as they are inept

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