What about allowing the govt to want a more or less ceremonial president to be more honest than the PM, smarter than the PM, have better experience in senior management than the PM, have better integrity than the PM…Oh, I must clarify here, the PM is referring to the post of the Prime Minister, not to anyone in particular. Do we need someone to be better than the PM to be the President? Oh, this is also not a good example of idiocy.
What about saving for a life time, contributing nearly 50% of one’s income to one’s saving scheme in the CPF only to find out that the amount is not enough for retirement? Not idiotic enough? What about allowing the govt to decide to spend it on medical insurance? Not idiotic enough? What about allowing the govt to set aside a huge sum as a minimum sum that cannot be touched until death do us part? Still not idiotic enough?
Someone in my blog said a NS man, a corporal would probably be smart enough to avoid the death of the two trainees killed in the train accident. How so? Because the problem was due to a lapse in communication, or a system fault. Someone already got permission to go down onto the train track to repair a fault. So 15 men, inclusive of an instructor, went walking on the train track during morning peak hours thinking they would be safe. Did they presume that once permission was granted, it was safe to walk on the track, no train would come and hit them, the system would take care of it since permission already granted?
So when they were on the track, there was no need to look out for on coming trains? Got permission already. Now, why would a corporal make a big difference between life and death? In a situation like this, the corporal would simply detail one or two men to be on the look out for on coming train, like sentry duty. So simple!
Whether got permission or no permission, system working or not working, got system fault or no system fault, got lapses or no lapses, a simple order to post a look out was all that was needed. No need expensive operating or warning system, no need to bother if got communication lapses or train driver was sleeping or train on auto drive. The 15 men could simply moved aside when seeing the train approaching.
Would this be good enough to be called the height of idiocy? System fault leh. Communication fault leh, someone never switch off the power leh. What more excuses needed for stupidity?