07 May '11, 3am

"If you are unhappy with the ruling party, find other ways to get your voice heard."

I AM part of an informal international 'gripe party' with friends from the United States, Australia and Israel, to name three. They have taught me that Singaporeans have much to be thankful for and that our problems pale in comparison. We complain about goods and services tax, but pay far less tax than most do for living in a sanitary, modern city with excellent facilities. We grumble about cost of living while slurping down $3 bowls of noodles when such meals cost at least $8 to $10. We gripe about Electronic Road Pricing, but it's a fairer system. Roads are expensive: those who use more should pay more. Those who do not drive should not subsidise those who do. At peak hours, our roads do not turn into parking lots. We whine about ministers' pay but the Government has drawn in competent, brilliant minds who know how to make money for Singapore. I have served in a charity ...

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