Welfare

NKF reserves

Posted by theonlinecitizen on June 27, 201116 Comments 1Share Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the reports “Charity sector to get public confidence boost” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun…


Needy: Pay $10 to get $6 back?

Posted by theonlinecitizen on June 24 Leong Sze Hian/ Source: fairpricefoundation.org When TOC’s Interim Chief Editor, Ravi Philemon, asked me to write something on the report “NTUC…


Homeless and Abandoned with Four Children

Posted by theonlinecitizen on June 21, 2011 by: Leong Sze Hian Miss Lee (not her real name) is a 37-year-old Permanent Resident (Malaysian citizen), with four young…


Elderly woman soon to be homeless

Leong Sze Hian Madam Tan (not her real name), is 60-years old and unemployed. She has been told to leave the homeless shelter, which has…



Elections: Numbers talking

Helping the needy? I refer to the articles “BG Tan unveils plans to help less well-off in Chai Chee” (ST, Apr 29)http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/STIStory_662719.html and “$3m scheme…


Helping the poor – too much money?

We refer to new PAP candidate, Mr Lawrence Wong’s interview with Razor TV. Question from reporter: You mentioned that you want to help low-income people. Do…


Comcare: Moving statistics?

I refer to the Committee of Supply debate for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. According to the article “CDCs help 6 in…