5/25/2014

A time to repent




Many people go to church on Sunday. Some go to seek comfort some to confess and some to repent. The recent uproar on the development of the CPF schemes particularly on the retention of the people’s life time savings is being felt the wrong way by many affected CPF members. Many in the social media are speaking out on something they know isn’t right. And a young man, Roy Ngerng, is now in hot soup for stating his case too strong and rubbing Hsien Loong the wrong way.

The Govt has been making a lot of changes to the CPF schemes on the ground that they are the elected representatives of the people, the lawmakers and thus bestowed to the to make whatever changes they deemed necessary, all legally under the law. No MPs or Ministers have spoken firmly against the changes, presumably agreeing that there is nothing wrong with the changes. No one questions the legality of it all, assuming that everything done is legal as long as the Govt says so, absolutely legal.

From the aspects of ethics and morality, from the angle of equity and fairness, from the point of social justice, is there no wrong about keeping the people’s life time savings away from them and deciding what to do with them without their consent and changing the date of withdrawal, with some in the Medisave Minimum Sums that may not be withdrawal at all unless the member is seriously ill or hospitalised. Otherwise the money would go to his beneficiary without him enjoying it after saving it for a lifetime.

The silence or lack of objection by the Ministers and MPs is as good as all agrees to the changes, all supports the changes and all does not see anything wrong with all the changes. Many have voted to the changes, but many changes were not even discussed or addressed in Parliament. Whether the Ministers and MPs voted in support of the changes in the CPF Schemes or simply abstained, without saying no to the changes when they can, they are all in it, all in support of the changes, tacitly, reluctantly, grudgingly or willingly.

I am just wondering if any Minister or MP has any misgivings about the changes to the CPF Schemes. Do their conscience prick them when the people are kept away from withdrawing their savings on reaching the age of 55 and henceforth a higher age to be introduced over the years? Nothing wrong about it, nothing wrong with the meddling of the people’s lifetime savings against their wishes, without their consent? In all fairness and with one hand touching the heart, does anyone of them think they have the right to mess around with other people’s money, the money that people saved over a lifetime, to act as if they are the guardian angels vested with the power to do as they want, inventing more and more schemes while the people getting angrier and angrier?

Can these people sleep well? Or can these people say they have nothing to do with the changes, that they too did not agree with the changes? Can they be excused or be guilt free when they are the elected people’s representatives and could do something about it but did nothing? All 87 MPs and Ministers are saying yes to all the schemes or not saying no while they people’s money slips further and further from their fingers. It is perfectly ok to mess around with other people's life savings.

Kopi Level - Yellow

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow is Memorial Day in USA.
To remember American soldiers who died fighting in wars.

How about a memorial day for Singaporean politicians who were bankrupted, exiled or kept in captivity ?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

This could happen when you have a new govt in place.

Anonymous said...

The truth of the matter is, if a PAP MP does not tow the line, and that is not supporting the changes, he or she will probably be roasted behind closed doors by the party leaders and will disappear by the next election.

Does the treatment of Ong Teng Cheong and Dr Augustine Tan tell us anything?

So, the question is, do we want to continue to depend on PAP MPs to carry our voice or the opposition MPs to do a little slapping and tickling?

Anonymous said...

"Never Forget" cartoon.
- Will Singaporeans forget ??

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-05-24/never-forget

Anonymous said...

@May 25, 2014 10:53 am
Why not set up a memorial website in cyberspace to honour "Singaporean politicians who were bankrupted, exiled or kept in captivity ?"

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Chua
A very good idea. I will instruct my Indian IT talents to modify the programming of my robots in parliament to wayang the necessary acts to show repentance.
Your humble servant
Mee Siam mai Hum

Satire is so under-appreciated here.

Anonymous said...

Make sure your robots are not too talented. But you can claim they are Made In Japan and of top quality. Oops, I mean Made In India, Made In China and Made In Ppines.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@RB:

"Repent" for what? They've done nothing wrong. Only people like you who refuse reality think that it is "wrong". If you look at The Law (which is the ultimate standard for right and wrong) CPF and its management is perfectly lawful.

>> Can these people sleep well?

I would imagine so. I would if I were them. There's nothing to feel guilty about or bring yourself down by neurotic self imposed negativity.

They are doing their jobs by making certain what they do is lawful. Abiding by the law relieves yourself of any sort of moral "guilt". MORALITY is personal, not universal nor is it absolute. If you follow the law, many times you are faced with doing something that you don't like. However if you are performing the duties of the state, then yur personal feelings are irrelevant -- just do your fucking job, go home and sleep like a baby. :-)

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

KNN Matilah, we have agreed that it is legal. Stop wasting time on the legality of the issue.

When I used the word repent and the church, I am not talking about man made laws anymore. It is about something in the mind, in the conscience and only applicable to those who have one. It doesn't apply to you for sure.

To the conscienceless and dead wood, no need to talk about repent and the sense of guilt.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Anyway, there is little doubt that I will get a slew of arrows and barbs for my opinions...in fact I'll be disappointed if I didn't ;-)

You are free to think that I am a shill for the govt or part of this imaginary IB. I have no control of your mind, nor do I desire or require any.

I mistrust every government and anyone working for government. Period. In my business, it behooves me to "predict" how they function and the reasoning (always their reasoning) behind their actions.

So as I've said before, the CPF thing is likely to get "worse" (from the people's short-term perspective), not "better". Minimum sums will increase (it is LAW). Management, fine-tuning and tinkering will continue (it is LAW).

CPF might be a tax funded ponzi scheme, but it is LAW.

There are other onerous out-of-place laws in Singapore which will stay on the books for a long, long time:

1. Political films and publications
2. Censorship
3. Sodomy (377A Penal Code)
4. Death Penalty
5. NS
....etc etc.

Got reality?

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@RB:

>> Stop wasting time on the legality of the issue.

It is not a waste of time -- anyway it is my time. You mind your own time OK?

>> it is about something in the mind, in the conscience

Please lah. You are talking about illusion. I prefer people who have the "conscience" to do their job according to a certain code which everyone is aware of. This makes predictions easier, especially for the individual (like me) who is seeking profit and being careful to avoid losses.

How anyone else conducts their life is not my concern. They are free to make errors and bitch about it, then blame others. To me, I'll just get-off on the free entertainment...and of course look for profit opportunities in the chaos :-)

Anonymous said...

Matilar u motherfucker posting so many posts to waste other people time. Yes your time is your business but wasting other people time lar.

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Anonymous said...

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?

A: To avoid the sex pervert, Matilah.

Anonymous said...

They have all made their confessions. So they are free from the sins of playing around with other people's blood, sweat and tears money. Even those people who committed suicide because of these policies are not their concern. Nothing to do with them.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

RB -- Like I said, the "fans" have come out to play...with nothing new, which is expect from their non-creative brains. But then again, you can't expect chocolate from a bucket of shit, no matter how much you wish or pray.

Anyway, it is always nice to be noticed :-)

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

@140:

>> Even those people who committed suicide because of these policies are not their concern.

Please lah. Don't bluff. I seriously doubt that there are people that stupid in Singapore.

People suicide due to emotions, not "reasons". The emotions come first, and then the "justification" later. The negative emotions can also be exacerbated by chemical imbalances and structural mishaps in the brain.

However to suggest that people kill themselves because of the PAP is simply BULLSHIT.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

My response to people who claim the sky is falling because of the govt

Anonymous said...

Knn matilah Singapura, u like chow hum, small dick and arse go enjoy. Stop telling people to follow ur pervert taste. U r one to act and not talk but u talk a lot n did nthing. Wonder u wear pant or skirt talking like man but no action. Anyway hang around to entertain the crowd

Anonymous said...

redbean understand PAPigs so well.
He must be the pig whisperer.

b said...

me think nothing to repent. the 60% of whatever give them the mandate to fix all the sinkies. the 60% should be the ones to repent and learn from their mistakes.