5/28/2017

Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay


This mantra of everything must be expensive and priced accordingly is
probably the biggest culprit in the milk powder controversy. Actually it is
wrong to call it a controversy. The prices of milk powder, especially the
branded ones, have reached the roof and priced like the Mercedes and Rolls
Royce, like luxury items, to be worn on the sleeve.


How could rich parents not give their children the best, the most expensive
brand of milk powder with some even claiming to make the child more
intelligent? With only one child, many parents would give everything they
have to the precious child. Even the not so rich would be hard pressed to
want to give their children the best formula milk to compete with the
children of the elite. And so goes the merry go round and branded formula
milk keep raising their prices to be better by being the most expensive
brand.


And how to tell the mothers that the most expensive brand may not be the
best milk powder for their children? Is milk powder just milk powder
regardless of brand? How to convince the mothers that cheap is also good
when they have always been saying, you want good stuff, quality stuff, pay for
it?


Maybe the govt must start to sing another song, price does not matter and
price is not equated to quality. But what about the high prices of
education, of medical services, of expensive goods and services, are they
really good or no good? All politicians are politicians, sama sama, $200k
or $3m also politician.


Milk powder is just milk powder? How to tell the mothers to go for the
cheapest brand, the house brands of some super market chain? They are
equally good. This really needs a lot of convincing to do to tell the
people that cheap is good, that cheap can also be good quality.


During my time, many of my generation’s babies grew up on condensed
milk like Blue Cross, Mermaid, General brand, if I could recall. What milk
powder, branded ones some more, never heard of. Then again, maybe that was
the reason why they are so daft today and unable to see shitty situation
they are in. If that is so, there is more urgency and need for branded milk
powder to make the next generation cleverer and able to think a bit better
than their unthinking parents.


What do you think, higher price, higher fees better or not?


This milk powder crisis is another unbelieveable story that went unheard,
unnoticed while the price of milk powder shot through the roof. Perhaps
everyone was thinking, you must pay for quality what. Obviously this has
reached a beh tahan point and there is political anger to demand the
situation be righted before it becomes another dangerous asset enhancement
thing when at the end everything becomes nothing.

45 comments:

agongkia said...

Now I understand why there are so many dafts, khongcum, tingtong n tambai new generation sinkies here.
Their parent pay for expensive milk powder ,end up child kena poisoned, intoxicated and brain damaged.

Please tell these dafts to stop buying expensive milk powder.
The best milk come from our mothers.
Breastfeeding is the natural way., benefit both mother and child.
Till today,I when i miss my mother, i still look for breast to suck.



Anonymous said...

PAP elite will tell the peasants to buy the cheapest milk powder when they themselves buy the best milk powder for their own babies.

PAP elite will tell the peasants to send their children to ITE when they themselves send their own children to the best Western universities.

PAP elite will tell the peasants to accept competitive low wages when they themselves get the highest ministerial wages in the world.

PAP elite will tell the peasants to eat frozen fish when they themselves eat fresh fish.

PAP elite will tell the peasants to etc etc etc when they themselves, the natural aristocrats, etc etc etc. . .

Anonymous said...

Is milk powder just milk powder
regardless of brand?
RB

Of course not lah. And did smart PAP ever say politicians are just politicians, regardless of PAP or opposition? No, tio bo? So same logic applies.

The milk powder producers are simply learning from the smart politicians mah. And they know mothers will be even more willing to buy their milk powder, the more expensive it is.

Just like majority voters will be even more willing to vote for PAP for their expensive (pay) ministers.

So just like PAP, the milk powder producers are becoming very smart because they can make lots of money. And the smarter they are, the more money they make.

This is Singapore, OK. And in Singapore, just be smart like the PAP.

Anonymous said...

When minister Josephine Teo said milk powder just milk powder, she knows she can said it to psycho Sinkies and without any risk to her or PAP losing the next election.

PAP ministers can talk sense or nonsense to psycho(or bluff rather) Sinkies depending on their agenda, but even if it is nonsense, they know they will still win elections.

So if I were Josephine Teo, I would have done the same too. It is only human nature, and PAP ministers are human too, tio bo?

Anonymous said...

/// At the Chinese provision shop in Johor Baru, Ms Wong can buy a 1.8kg tin of Similac's stage four milk powder for RM100 (about S$32) or 40 per cent cheaper than it costs here.

"We get asked if it is safe... I don't think it is an issue if you buy it from proper shops," she said.

"In fact, the label states the milk was manufactured in Singapore." ///

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/some-cross-the-causeway-to-buy-in-bulk-at-cheaper-rates
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Why is a tin of milk powder manufactured in Singapore MORE EXPENSIVE in Singapore than in Johor Bahru?

Anonymous said...

Why is a tin of milk powder manufactured in Singapore MORE EXPENSIVE in Singapore than in Johor Bahru?
May 28, 2017 10:11 am

Why?
Is it because Johor Bahru government is better at keeping prices affordable than our PAP government?

Anonymous said...


Thinking cannot change! Thinking too late to chnage!

This is the new normal!

From young, many learned that expensive must be good.

In singapore, everything up up up!

So the more expensive an item, the better it is!

Therefore the most expensive milk powder MUST be the best-EST milk powder!

The very very highly paid leaders MUST be the best-EST talents!

How to change this thinking? Difficult? Too late? It takes generations!

This is Singapore! Singapore is like that! Any choice? Any choice?

You say lah!

Anonymous said...

And in Singapore, just be smart like the PAP.
9:56 am

Tiok, but only in Singapore can PAP make money and also have power by being smart.

But when PAP go international, they lost money eg UBS, SIA, NOL etc

Even in diplomacy, PAP also lost big eg Hsien Loong not even invited by late LKY's old friend China to the "One belt, One Road" conference. And no matter how one see it, this is a downright diplomatic slap to Hsien Loong.

So PAP not smart when they go international because they lose.

Anonymous said...

Yes very smart! Buy high like kfc & old fart for 20 billion & now sell away with 80% loss!! Very smart! Super smart!! Ya, kfc now diam diam dare not even make a whimper, super smart lor!!

Lol

Anonymous said...

Really disappointed why the opposition party not sound out bout the milk powder issue..perhaps they r being silence or too busy fixing their own accounting problems.. Even NSP Ah Lim san also missed the call other than the water hike he failed to see the milk powder hike, even Ah Juan also missed Leh...

Anonymous said...

@ May 28, 2017 10:13 am

If Johor Bahru government is better at keeping prices affordable than our PAP government...
- why do Singaporeans keep voting PAP?

Is it because Singaporeans are more stupid than Johor Bahru people?

Anonymous said...

/// Really disappointed why the opposition party not sound out bout the milk powder issue..perhaps they r being silence or too busy fixing their own accounting problems.. Even NSP Ah Lim san also missed the call other than the water hike he failed to see the milk powder hike, even Ah Juan also missed Leh... ///
May 28, 2017 10:24 am

So what if Opposition Party makes noise?
Singaporeans will still vote for PAP and the most expensive milk powder in the world.

Anonymous said...

@ Spineless Moronic Parrot 10.14am
>>>So the more expensive an item, the better it is!<<<


Tiok lah! Just pay this 3-star paper generals billions to masak masak everything lah! 1 down (NOL), make it better if he runs the country lah ...... ha ha ha ....... the more stars the better lah ..... pay him billions lah ......

Lol

Anonymous said...


what slap to our pm is anonymous 1017am talking about

so not to worry not to worry

we also have our OBOR-OwnBeltOwnRoad

not bad right?

we are so so good and World No.1 and Regional Hubs in so many areas

so not to worry not to worry

sure have enough lunches and dinners for all

singapore boleh singapore boleh

Anonymous said...

Carry sagging balla parrot @ 10.14am
$$$The very very highly paid leaders MUST be the best-EST talents!$$$


Tiok lah! Faster carry the balls higher so maybe u can get a pay rise soon! Faster! Faster! Sa ka more! No need be shy! Got $$$ people curse yew never mind!

Anonymous said...

So what if Opposition Party makes noise?
Singaporeans will still vote for PAP and the most expensive milk powder in the world.
10:28 am

Tiok. That could be the main reason why smart Teochiu Ah Hia and team diam diam (quiet) one.

Because make noise also si (die), no make noise also si, so make noise for what?

Just diam diam and every month shiok shiok collect 5 figure MP allowance lor. If I were them, I would have diam diam too. It's only human nature.

Anonymous said...

PM Lee Hsien Loong: I manage population growth carefully

http://statestimesreview.com/2017/05/27/pm-lee-hsien-loong-i-manage-population-growth-carefully/
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.
Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee.
Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho.

PS: I also manage the price of milk powder in Singapore carefully.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.
Hee Hee Hee Hee Hee.
Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho.

Anonymous said...

@ siao Ting Tong 10.32am
>>>sure have enough lunches and dinners for all<<<


Yew siao ting tong? Why yew never sit in the CFE? So clever hah? Mb yew should take over goldfish eye to run the eCONomy so he won't kena so fast again? From election fortune-telling now become GDP fortune-telling ..... what kind of scum are YEW? What is wrong collecting more $$$? These type of $$$ YEW also collect? Good karma is coming to YEW soon! YEW Faster faster more 3Ms! Karma faster and more severe jiatlat jiatlat!

Anonymous said...

Agongkia, don't humiliate other people Mother, Wife or Daughter lar. If u want to suck tits and your Mother is not around, just suck your Wife, sisters or daughters tits to get your fix and nutrition lar. Knn u really one motherfucher like matilar. If all of them not around just get your fix by sucking one of the black ants cock Lor.

Anonymous said...

"Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay"

What about NOL?
- Did NOL say " CEO - Remember, you want quality, you pay"
- Do you think NOL got the quality that paid for in Ng Yat Chung?

Anonymous said...

Do you think NOL got the quality that paid for in Ng Yat Chung?
11:09 am

To PAP, Ng Yat Chung is the best quality available and most important, willing to take up the job, and for the best salary PAP is willing to pay.

That's why he is also the best available and willing to take up SPH CEO job.

PAP may have better candidates than Ng Yat Chung, but they may not be willing to take up the job and so not available lor.

So end up Ng Yat Chung got the job lor.

Just like PAP end up elected as govt lor, even though PAP may be more shitty than before.

That's why I can understand why Ng Yat Chung got the job as SPH CEO, despite selling off loss making NOL in his previous CEO job.

Anonymous said...

- Do you think NOL got the quality that paid for in Ng Yat Chung?

Anon May 28, 2017 11:09 am


If PAP old guard Goh Keng Swee still around, this guy long thrown onto the streets . . .

Anonymous said...

@ 11.24am Meritocrazy Hsian Tao
>>> That's why I can understand why Ng Yat Chung got the job as SPH CEO, despite selling off loss making NOL in his previous CEO job. <<<



Very well said! Next time when they Hsian about what "MERITOCRAZY" sai, YEW can either CLAP, CLAP, CLAP ........ THUNDEROUSLY like in DPRK "programmed robots" or mimic the "finger of a cute monkey pic put up by 1 learned lady" ....... way to go ..... sinkieland is really going places ...... socialise the losses, privatise the profits ..... head they win, tail sinkies lose ..... ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

PAP may have better candidates than Ng Yat Chung, but they may not be willing to take up the job and so not available lor.
11:24 am

Real talented CEOs may not want a CEO job that may need to listen to and obey Hsien Loong.

This may seriously hamper their performance as CEO, and in the process, ruin their CEO reputation as well.

That's why I fully understand why most of the time, ex generals are appointed to such CEO positions, and with poor businesss performance or even tragedies as a result.

Anonymous said...

"Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay"

CEO of MRT - Remember, you want quality, you pay.
We pay so much.
Must be getting very good quality right?

Anonymous said...

/// That's why I fully understand why most of the time, ex generals are appointed to such CEO positions, and with poor businesss performance or even tragedies as a result. ///
May 28, 2017 11:35 am

Why are ex Generals appointed?
I thought this is a meritocracy?
Why limit the search to only ex generals?
Why not other Singaporean talents?

Anonymous said...

"Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay"

CEOs of GIC and Temasek.
We pay so much.
Must be getting very good quality right?

Anonymous said...

//Why are ex Generals appointed?
I thought this is a meritocracy?
Why limit the search to only ex generals?
Why not other Singaporean talents?//

Remember long time ago Lee Hsian Tau wife speaks about "肥水不流外人田" or " 好处不给外人" (or all stuffs will only be reserved for their own people) that's why, Long Ge recruited many of those generals ( consider kaki Lang) to manage the GLCs, in term of command n control is easier compared to the private CEOs. Sad to say the Long Ge party regards all Sporeans or CEO Sporeans as outsiders ( or even enemies of wanting that economic pie) or not Kaki Lang ( not same as them, remember Long said natural alice3cats stuffs..).

Anonymous said...

物极必反
不怕
我们有一流說客
你一定會变成鸟兒
從樹上,很听話
飞下來

Anonymous said...

@ May 28, 2017 1:01 pm

These ex Generals are running assets (GLCs) that belong to .... Singaporeans or Lee Hsien Loong??

If GLCs belong to Singaporeans, then who should make the decision on the choice of CEOs?
- Lee Hsien Loong?
- my grandfather?

What is the qualifying criteria for choice of CEO of a GLC?
- skill, knowledge, competency or something else?

Anonymous said...

Why is a tin of milk powder manufactured in Singapore MORE EXPENSIVE in Singapore than in Johor Bahru?

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/some-cross-the-causeway-to-buy-in-bulk-at-cheaper-rates

patriot said...


lt is said 一分钱一份货 that quality increases or improves with cost.
lt sounds reasonable and logical.
BUT, not in Sin.
The Cost(Remuneration) of every Sin Ruler had risen many folds to World Record. But their competency and performance had nosedived with a little more space to reach the Bottom.

On the other hand, the Increases in transport fare, utilities costs and other goods and services had also increases in breakdowns, inconveniences, accidents and even fatalities.

Higher educational qualifications also face no employment, underemployment and lower income except for cronies who are posted from one company to another of different setup as though they are experts in all things though the Entities lost money or even had to be sold.

Yes, here in Sin cost does not equates quality, the Reverse is something we witnessed frequently most of the Time.
Maybe many are experts in sucking money.


patriot

Virgo49 said...

Hi Anon 1.57

Why milk powder or for that matter any other communities is cheaper in Matland than in Sinkieland?

In Sinkieland, the PAP allowed the businesses to have as much profits as the masses able to afford them with their Notion of What's wrong with making more monies.

They are the Leaders themselves in the Fine Art of these profiteering, so how to rein in others from doing so.

Any importer who imports any goods into Sinkieland has to undergone several documentations thru several departments requirements before they hits the markets for sale.

An Inward declaration clearly stated the actual invoice price of the commodities. With GST Mark ups thru the Customs Appraisement dept, Trade Department have the statistics of the pricing before sale.

They knew that the profiteering of the Milk powder is rampant but kept mum about it. They knew the hospitals and their doctors are also profiteering on the masses but also kept mum on it.

Whats aggressive marketing and sponsored ships??

These are illegal cleverly disguised into legal corruptions.

In Matalnd, they have an anti profiteering unit to protect the masses majority are still having low incomes.

Even now in.Ramadan, they ensure that the businesses does not Jack up their unusually high prices

Another factor is the sky high rentals of their elites developers and cronies. Sinkieland business cost had hit the roofs but the PAPies chose to ignore it.

They want their own elites to enrich as much as them.

All these cost are passed to the consumers. Just once a while increased some.ten.or twenty cents to the basic commodities and.our hawkers be waiting like hawks to increase their dollars.

Just follow our Great Profiteers in.The Parliament.

Virgo49 said...


Sorry, Commodities changed to Communities.

Anonymous said...

"Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay"

Good government - Remember, you want quality, you pay

Singaporeans pay for the most expensive Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers in the world.
Therefore, we must be having the best government in the world.
Our lives in Singapore must be so good and easy.

Anonymous said...

11.24am // That's why I can understand why Ng Yat Chung got the job as SPH CEO, despite selling off loss making NOL in his previous CEO job.//


Ha ha ha ..... ^-^ Jiak Baey Liao ...... Jiak Baey Liao ...... ^-^ Prior to GE 2011 when Kee Chiu (2 miserable stars only) was "inducted" by Tim Sum cum Toothpicks King in their GRC, many sar ka formed 2 rows all the way from main road carpark entrance to the branch office ...... Now 3-stars battle-scarred heavily bemedalled paper army general coming on board after a bruising and utter defeat in the "commercial naval warcraft and lost his entire armada to his competitor" should be accorded a grander welcome CEREMONY than KEE CHIU ......... The company staff should line up from either Braddell or TPY MRT station all the way to their office building at TPY Nth and hold a grand party with lots of baloons, party poppers, and a 100-kg cake + lots of champagne..... and shout Huat Ah! Huat Ah! Year end bonus 10 months arh ........!!!

Anonymous said...

"Milk powder – Remember, you want quality, you pay"

Good Generals - Remember, you want quality, you pay

Yes - SPH is so blessed to have Ng Yat Chung to be their CEO.
SPH share price will soon reach $100/share.

Anonymous said...

The Singaporean slaves have to make the same choice as slaves everywhere else in the world:

Die on your feet or live on your knees.

Anonymous said...

If anyboLEE thinks the paper generals are the best value for millions$$$ & accumulative billions$$$ paid, they may have overlooked another group that are "way ahead" of them in "new peesai way of modern management" ...... aka the "more billions YEW lose, the higher YEW claim the corporate ladder" ........ After Wall St financial whizkids such as those in LEEmunk Sisters got AmareLEEcunt politicians to dismantle the Glass-Steagal Act in the early 2000s, those working even in the lower rungs of the financial INVESTMENT industry probably know in "THEIR HEARTS" deepLEE what would likeLEE be the outcome? Alas, here come Sin City guru whose famous statement which sound very similar to another genuine investment guru ranked one of the richest that "If YEW take care of the downside, the uppside will take care of itself." Shortly after this Sin City guru nicknamed "Sinkieland Best Fried Chicken which is so good YEW will lick your toes beside your fingers cos it is so good YEW can't eat fast enough with your fingers that your toes are used as well to help put into the mouth ......." So this famous "toes & finger licking good fried chicken" is miles ahead and invested tens of billions into "some atas foreign banks" just on the eve of the global financial crisis in 2007 ....... Well ..... after that, in 2011, a famous statement emerged:

" ...... DUNNO WHAT TO SAY ....."

The best part of the "Toe & Finger licking good chicken" is that HE could not have made the decision without the advice of ATAS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT EXPURTS and countless rounds of meeting with such vast sum of investment ....... What this saga would have translated in sports scenario such as a soccer match is that a billionaire tycoon spent billions buying world best players aka management expurts with obese super FAT CATS remunerations and what naught and these fat cats, in this case, star soccer players got into an investment act aka "Won a FREE KICK or PENALTY KICK" and to the sinkies ...... oops billionaire tycoon owner utter shock ...... These fat cats aka management expurts aka star players took the "FREE KICK or PENALTY KICK" and whacked the ball into the GOH ...... They scored what! So what's wrong? Alas, unheard of in the history of world cup soccer, european cup soccer etc, these jokers aka management expurts aka obsecenly paid star players scored a penalty or free kick into own net and the tycoon lost billions ......

Why would soccer players KICK BACK the balls especially penalty kick into own net?

What benefits would they gain from doing that?

Which soccer player ever KICK BACK a penalty kick into own net?

What does he gain from doing that?

But the owner ended losing billions...... Wow! World best "Toes & Fingers licking FRIED CHICKEN"!!! So far no paper generals have reached that standard yet!

Anonymous said...

So YEW want quality MILK, YEW need pay quality $$$ ...... YEW want quality soccer players who can KICK BACK the soccer ball during penalty kicks into OWN NET, YEW need pay quality $$$ tooo .....No wonder so many ang mohs and foreigners dying to come to sin city ...... lol

Anonymous said...

The problem now staying alive in the world most expensive sin city is some PMETS and also those lower income as well may have lost their jobs before reaching 55 ...... The worst thing is between 55 & 65, the CPF $$$ from ordinary account get transferred to retirement account and no "retirement $$$" paid between 55 to 65 ..... how to survive? Pick cardboards for exercise lor ..... or downgrade all the way to security guards lor ...... or become taxi or ride hailing uber drivers lor ...... but this may not be the worst? What if some upgraded to a bigger property in their late 30s or 40s or even early 50s and so mortgage is still outstanding but $$$ in ordinary account no more there cos transferred into retirement account? Collect cardboards or drive taxi or security guard monthly cpf enough to pay mortgage meh? So how? No retirement $$$ from 55 to 65 so have to collect cardboard for exercise ...... then worst, eat already got problem still need find $$$ pay outstanding mortgage? How? Oh bingo! Got solution already! Fasterer, Cheaperer, Betterer and new productivity innovation: LONGERER!!! Yes! That's it! Exercise 23 hours per day collecting cardboards. 11 hours to put food on table. Remaining 12 hours to pay mortgage! Problem solved!

New catch phrase!

CBFL

CHEAPERER

BETTERER

FASTERER

LONGERER

SWEE!!!

Anonymous said...

Slaves
- Every 5 years, you have a chance to choose.
- Die on your feet or live on your knees.

Anonymous said...

Only slaves will believe that their slave masters are working hard to make their lives better.

Anonymous said...

With Yew.
For Yew.
For Singapore.

Ha Ha Ha
Believe some more lah!

Anonymous said...

This is a new kind of colonialism with new colonial masters ruling the slaves.