9/30/2009

A shocking case in ST forum

A Lim Beo Thiam, 52 years old, and have been unemployed for the past 18 months. Business collapsed and lost a leg to diabetes. He was taken to court for arrears of $432 owned to Town Council for S&C charges. His debt kept ballooning. He wrote to the ST hoping that help is on the way. He must be one of those guys who have slipped out of the safety net. He must be desperate. It is shocking that such cases actually exist. I thought all the craps of people falling into hard times were fiction. Got such things in paradise meh?

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

They tell you no beggars in Singapore. I was around Bedok MRT station a few weeks ago and walking around the shops I saw a couple of old malay ladies sitting at the stairs next to the shops begging for money.

Yes, they now have licenced beggars or buskers. They are not illegal beggars hor!

You don't see does not mean you don't have.

Anonymous said...

Shocking that they tell you it exists or more shocking that they tell you it does not exists?

TC & their lehman bonds said...

Town Councils are the modern day garrisons build by the overlords of the medival times. Supposedly pillars of hope, are now pillars of wrath and plunder.

"Where is the money?"

redbean said...

hi TC&amp, welcome to the blog.

it is pathetic for a country with so much reserve and our poor being treated in such a way.

the question to ask is what's the money for?

Anonymous said...

Singapore is no longer a country. It has relegated itself to the status of a 'hotel country'.
Singapore has no soul, all the PAP want IS MONEY.

Singapore is already on its way towards destruction. Flee while you can.

Singapore now is undergoing a "revolution". During the 1970s, China underwent cultural revolution, the Red Guard and all those sufferings.

So sad and unfortunate, we are experiencing all those sad memories 'LIVE', locally in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

If you are rich and an elite, Singapore is paradise for you. If you have to work cleaning foodcourt tables at 70 then Singapore is not so good for you. You get the govt you vote for. The PAP has been in power for the last 45+ years. They must be good or they will not have 82 out of 84 seats in parliament. Stop complaining, just pack up and leave if you cannot take the heat. Make way for the PRC and the Indians queuing to take you place.

Anonymous said...

Anyone wanting to change the 'Oh sim'(bad hearted) in SIN to 'Ho sim'(kind, good hearted) must be a dreamer, like me.

patriot

Francis Chua said...

My goodness! Anyone that thinks that Singapore island is paradise must be day-dreaming! There are so many of these hard luck cases in Singapore island. The islanders pretends to be stupid when comes to social problems. BUT when comes to making money, their faces lit up. I have a very bad and negative impression of this little Singapore island. Damn hypocritical and cocky politicians.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Everybody goes through phases of "hard luck". Bad luck, ill health, money problems... every human being has to face these at some time or another, just as every human being also experiences enjoyment and happiness.

Having "bad luck" doesn't mean one gets to automatically make a claim for "support" from other individuals in a society. To do so is to reduce those "others" to a kind of slavery.

The only way is to leave people ALONE to decide who they are to help and who they are to ignore.

Everyone has bad luck now and then. sometimes you get help -- especially if you ASK NICELY AND OFFER SOMETHING IN RETURN -- which dramatically increases your chances of receiving help and support from others.

...and sometimes you'll get rejected, but that still doesn't give you "rights" to claim help from others. Everyone is responsible for their own life and therefore -- like it or not -- has to deal with the shit of life.

Anonymous said...

Go to hell lah, Matilah_Singapura. You and your personal ideology should go to hell!

Francis Chua

Anonymous said...

To Matilah_Singapura,

Your salivery mouth is prolonging the unneccesary suffering of those genuinely in need of help!

You should really go to hell!

Francis Chua

Matilah_Singapura said...

To the person impersonating Francis Chua (because they didn't log in) or to F Chua herself (because she could't be bothered logging in):

Thank you for your inane opinion. I don't believe a place called "hell" exists, so tell me, dear "genius" how am I supposed to get there?

But even supposing there is a "hell", tell me WHY I should go there? Is it a fun place to visit? Do tell.

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