1/14/2008

Compulsory Nannying

Did Singaporeans ask for more nannying? Sembawang GRC is going to have compulsory survey of household statistics on the number of occupants, age, sex, medical conditions etc to be submitted to the police. This will give the law enforcer a better picture of what is behind the four walls and would be able to customised help to these people. The intention is good and it can work and do a lot of good to the people who need help and the good officers who are there to provide help. But it is a double edged sword. It cuts both ways. We have heard of frightening stories of firms hiring security guards who were ex convicts and ended as expected. Then there were maids that were brought into the homes who were killers. You just do not know who the person handling the data is and what is his intention. Good intention will likely end with good results. Bad intention will end with horrendous results. And it is compulsory for people to submit their private information with no choice. Why not make it voluntary and let those who want to volunteer to volunteer with eyes wide shut? No matter how many layers of security checks, Murphy's Law says something bad that can happen will happen. And the people has no choice. It is compulsory again

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simple problem also must whine ? If only Sembawang has this requirement, then the simple solution is to move. Use your blain, la.

redbean said...

how about you generating something interesting for the bloggers here to chat about huh?

Anonymous said...

I gave you a solution, mah. Your whole post was only beating about the bush, but did not give your readers one.

redbean said...

ok, thanks for the suggestion. but not everyone can afford to move hor.

Anonymous said...

Well, Redbean, I can see that you are under the radar of our storm troopers. Probably, you have a trooper dedicated to you.

You mean that we do not have the right to hear about other opinions of a certain situation.

You mean that we do not have the right to ask questions.

redbean said...

i have always invited different and opposing views to be posted here. even if there are storm troopers, they are welcome to put counter views from mine.

the problem here is that the storm troopers assigned to do such tasks are kids that are still wet behind their ears. they are so naive that they are doing more harm than good.

but i don't blame them. i blame their handlers. but what can you expect from doggies. doggies are not meant to think anyway.

i will respect them if they post intelligent views. but if they are here to disrupt, then they deserve to be despised by everyone.