15 Feb '12, 3am

ST Forum: A reader says MAS should consider stopping circulation of five-cent coins

'MAS could consider stopping circulation.' MR WONG KAM WAH: 'Last Saturday, at Woodlands Mart's foodcourt, a customer ahead of me in the queue included six five-cent coins when paying for his breakfast. But the cashier refused to accept them. Why is the five-cent coin refused as legal tender for payment and how do the authorities ensure it is accepted as legal tender? Perhaps the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) could consider stopping the issuing and circulation of five-cent coins.' Bad habit 'Many sneeze and cough publicly without covering themselves.' MR LEE KENG YEOW: 'I agree with Mr Benedict Tan ('Impose face mask rule in polyclinics'; Sunday). Not only should the National Environment Agency impose this rule in polyclinics, the relevant authorities should start campaigns to raise health and hygiene awareness. Many people sneeze and cough publicly without coverin...

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