Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Govt sets example on aged workers.


CPF withdrawal age keeps getting pushed up. This is done for Singaporeans own good so they won't get lazy and get to enjoy working well into their old age. People of other countries don't have such a privilege, once they reach about 55, they spend all their time hanging around parks, playing checkers at the community club and playing with their grand children.

When it comes to treatment of aged workers, no one does a better job than the public sector.
The private sector has to learn from the government's example on how to take care of older workers. The government really takes 'special care' of its older workers.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

meow...meow... Visit me at in the Zoo

Anonymous said...

Our Dear Leaders have got good judgement. Bringing the term "out with the old and in with the new" to a whole new meaning.

Anonymous said...

As life expectancy rises, it is only natural to increase the CPF withdrawal age. You don't have to be so sarcastic about it dipshit.

Anonymous said...

This is to the anonymous above:

If teh govt is sincere why don't they allow retirees to choose when to draw this, based on an assessment of their medical history? Reason is simple, they want ot horde that cash for investment dipshit . The tone in this blog is deliberatelt sarcastic. it's called satire you uneducated uncivilised PAPpy lover. These are the morons and their followers who rule over us. Don't even have the sophistication to recognise satire. Halfwit

visitzoo said...

Meow... Meow... Vist me at the Zoo.

U seems like a nice guy
and I'm hoping that u can help in encouraging people to visit the
Singapore Zoo. Its running low on funds.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

To anonymous, I note that you have used the derogatory terms "uneducated", "uncivilised" and "morons". I hate to see our social coherence undermined by your kind.

I will report this to the relevant authorities. This page has been saved as evidence.

Anonymous said...

it is annoying that Singaporeans can't decide when they can retire because of the CPF rules as their hard earned income contribution are in funds tied up in CPF.

Anonymous said...

yes, its much better for us to adopt the " I don;t like what you're saying I shall report you" approach. very mature, intelligent and civilised. Try debating and convincing us that you're right.

LOUIS14th said...

i quote: "As life expectancy rises, it is only natural to increase the CPF withdrawal age. You don't have to be so sarcastic about it dipshit."

by Anonymous at 7:45 PM.

My friends, this is a wonderful example of a law-abiding citizen. He displays traits which render him an 'inherent conformist' as he speaks of things like increasing the CPF withdrawal age as 'natural'.

his retort at the end, with reference to luckysingaporean as merely a 'dipshit' further reinforces his nationalistic eloquence.

I am almost impressed by the depth of his intellectuality, which i am unable to grasp.

caste said...

please update, lucky!! i get so bored sometimes, and your posts always make my day interesting!

Anonymous said...

To all the wonderful readers,

You have all have continuously criticised the PAP. Without the PAP, would Singapore be where it is now? Please do not be ungrateful. Take a look at the neighbouring countries and compare them with Singapore. It has taken the PAP more than 30 years of hardwork to bring us where we are and all you do is try to destroy all the hard work.

This sarcastic blog is certainly doing the PAP no justice. If you really think you can do better than the PAP please come on and speak and form an opposition.

This blog will be monitored close and any slanderous statements both in the blog and the comments box will be recorded duly.

LuckySingaporean said...

Dear Anonymous,

You said "this sarcastic blog". This blog is serious. Yes, it took 40 years of PAP to bring us here. It has been PAP and nothing but the PAP. This blog sets out to celebrate 40 years of great PAP achievement.

Yes indeed the achievement is GREAT. Now after 40 years we cam now have the SEXPO. How timely and wonderful. Although the Singaporean sex drive is the 3rd lowest in the world....people are so eager to improve judging by the SEXPO attendance. That is the Singapore spirit.

In 2 years time, we will mark another great achievement the opening of the 2 IRs Casino. Singaporeans have so much to look forward to.

Yes we are all so lucky to be Singaporeans.

Anonymous said...

Encore Lucky Tan ! I enjoy your blogs!! I love your through meaning behind!

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous who supports PAP. Please read the entire blog, including every single entry in the archives too. Please do. Most, if not all of these things are true. In one way or another.

Yes, the PAP has done a lot of good things for Singapore. But, you also have to keep in mind the mistakes that they have made and NOT only see the good things.

Here are just some of the things I can think off the top of my head.

One of the mistakes the PAP made was the policy and the way the Chinese language was taught in the 1990s and further back. Forced memorization of the Chinese characters made studying Chinese hard, tedious and caused a lot of people to dislike the language. Even quite a portion of those who came from Chinese speaking families have difficulty with it. What more those who come from English speaking families?

Even MM Lee has admitted that the govt made a mistake in the way the Chinese language was taught; he said this quite some time back in the papers (sometime in the past couple of years).

By the time the govt realised this, at least one generation of students (if not more) had already left school. The good thing is that at least now, they have made studying the Chinese language more fun, engaging and enjoyable for students. At least now.

Another mistake made in the education system was the way students were taught. Through following, memorizing and focusing on tests, exams and grades; it made many students lack creativity, innovation and enterprise, which is even more critical these days in areas such as business.

Once again, this is another mistake that the govt has realised and is rectifying now - The word "Entrepreneurship" keeps on turning up everywhere these days. There is a lot of focus on it nowadays. But a generation (or more) of students had already graduated and entered the workforce. A lot of them did not get the proper chance to develop their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship skills. These skills have to be developed, cultivated and nurtured from young. A mindset change.

How does the govt keep strict control over the general population? By setting in place tough laws and strict social controls over many, many, many things. Even the smallest things.

The govt wants to keep tight control over the general population. However, at the same time, they want people to think for themselves, think "out of the box" and be more creative, innnovative and enterprising, as well as not to leave everything to the govt to decide and put in place for them.

This is rather hard, isn't it? You can't have it both ways. A large portion of ordinary Singaporeans have already been conditioned to obey and follow whatever has been said by the govt and put into place.

Not to mention the fact that our laws are rather extreme, compared to many other countries. And I'm not referring to communist countries such as China and North Korea.

Singapore is already quite an economically prosperous country. One of the things I think and feel that the people in Singapore need now is Democracy. And Freedom of Speech as well. As for the opposition issue you were talking about, right now all we Singaporeans have is a so called "One party" govt. It is as if the Opposition (Political Parties) are merely "for show". Mere tokens.

Also, the govt wants ordinary people to be more interested and engage more in politics, yet, how can we ordinary Singaporeans become interested in politics if the PAP dominates the entire political scene???


Let me conclude this. Some of the many, many things we Singaporeans need:

- Democracy (Western Style Democracy)

- Freedom of Speech (Including every portion of the Media; in Newspapers, TV, Radio, on the Internet (blogs - such as the one you are reading right now, websites), etc)

- Laws and Rules that are NOT so strict and extreme (this applies to every area of society)

- A culture, thinking and mindset that is more flexible and open-minded towards all, ALL the different types of people in society


We still have a lot of room for improvement in our country and society. AND a long, long way to go.

Finally, I am NOT advocating breaking laws, committing crimes, slandering other people or anything like that.

What I truly wish for is for a more Progressive, Open and Free country AND society.

Progressive. Open. Free.

Fish said...

Well said to to the above anonymous. "
- A culture, thinking and mindset that is more flexible and open-minded towards all, ALL the different types of people in society"
Working on the other side of the world, away from home, a local collegue came to me one morning. He expressed that he is very shocked and upset when he read that we have the highest execution rate in the world. A mere 4 million population...
To him, where his country is prone to war, this is totally unacceptable. Life is cherished. I can only response to him in silent. I am indeed ashamed for our tyranny country. Canning is one thing, but to kill? Who has granted us the right? I was thinking is it bcos we are living in a peaceful country? We singaporeans has generally taken security for granted. However, it seems like our GREAT leaders are taking lifes for granted. I hope chenges will come quick.

Anonymous said...

To the ANONYMOUS PAP supporter. I wonder, does it reflect well that you resort to making threats. Is that neccessary and does it contribute to the process of debate. Is it possible for Singaporeans to have alternative views and to have those alternative views celebrated (if not made into policy). I wonder what good you are doing your country if you go around making threats about the website being monitored etc. Are you winning any support for your camp. No, you're just reinforcing the negative impression people have of your kind. I urge some reflection here.

Ivano said...

To the anonymous PAPpie:

1. Without the PAP, would Singapore be where it is now?

Look at Malaysia. How many millionaires do they have? Are the people there deprived?
Here's a question for you - wouldn't Singapore thrive if it remained in the Malaya federation?

2. It has taken the PAP more than 30 years of hardwork to bring us where we are and all you do is try to destroy all the hard work.

Stop living in past glories. The past decade, the PAP has failed big time. All you get to read is the good accomplished. What about the flops - expensive ones as well.

3. If you really think you can do better than the PAP please come on and speak and form an opposition.

If there is an even playing field, there will be alternatives.

4. This blog will be monitored close and any slanderous statements both in the blog and the comments box will be recorded duly.

Typical PAP strategy, isn't it?