23 Jan '11, 3am

Return dignity to the less fortunate and empower them with jobs!

Return dignity to the less fortunate and empower them with jobs!

At 7 p.m., I was at the car park of Block 188 at Boon Lay Drive. I recognized a few familiar faces already waiting for me, ready to knock on every single door of the rental HDB block that we were visiting. This was the second day of our thrice weekly walkabouts, and came just after a visit to the occupants of a 3-room flat in the area the day before. This walkabout proved to be a real eye-opener. As we talked to the residents, we noticed that some of them were very poor, and barely managed to scrape a living. It is a huge struggle for them just to get by. Showing just how out of touch they are with the real needs of residents, the HDB has offered to upgrade their flats and install new toilets – curious timing that coincides with the coming elections! I sincerely hope that these residents realize that the Reform Party will do a lot better than new toilets which they have to...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/01/23/return-dignity-to...

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