Sunday, June 15, 2014

A pathetic response from a Member of Parliament

The 76 year old lady begged for her CPF money to be returned to her. MP Hri Kumar could only say that these are the rules, and everyone must abide by the rules - good and bad. They cannot take the good without the bad.

I find the MP's reply to be pathetic. Surely an MP can give a better answer? Does the MP know that the lady, and many others, did not agree to the rules that lock away their CPF money?

A better answer from a good MP is - if you know how to take care of your money, if you know the consequences of your decision, and your personal circumstances justify the return of your CPF money, I will speak on your behalf to ask for your money to be returned to you.

And this special consideration should be given to other people who have good reason to take out their CPF money.

This will create some work for the MP and for CPF, but what are they elected or employed for? They have to use their judgment and do not implement rules blindly !

1 comment:

yujuan said...

What is so scary that the Govt can even hack into our Bank Accounts, setting aside our CPF savings' worry.
"Is this ethical?"
So much about the emphasis on integrity of our Govt. Oh my God, they act like the Italian mafia, and even act worse than a loanshark. People have various reasons for not paying Govt bills, do they even bother to find out?
Yes, better move some money to Johore Maybank, you've never know
the Govt is eyeing our cash balances in Singapore banks.
I have not paid my polyclinic bill yet, and 2 demand letters were sent within a week, and it's only for $18.00. I was quite sick and did not have the strength to wait to pay bill, better settle quick, dun want mafia to hack into my account. Feeling like being chased by a loanshark, for just $18.00.
Unimaginable, such a callous self serving Govt.

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