Thursday, July 18, 2013
Vivian Balakrishnan failed to anticipate haze
This is also the moment I think we learn that Vivian Balakrishnan was caught napping.
The fact that the Jambi collaboration has lapsed is the early warning sign to expect haze. How could Vivian Balakrishnan have missed that? We were lucky in 2012. The haze came thick and heavy this year. If it didn't it could be next year but whenever, it will come and it should not be surprising if it is bad.
Let's see if the WP would ask him to account for this lapse.
Received a very helpful comment with a link to Hansard. WP did press the point earlier.
How odd we take such a different attitude towards the haze compared to water.
On water, LKY attended to it personally. Where is LHL? Yes, he was making jokes as the commenter pointed out. What abysmal judgement from the PM. So not one but two of them were napping. No wonder we didn't actually have enough N95s. No wonder the government had to throw their smoke bombs playing with categories. Yes, we have enough N95s but....Fortunately the wind changed direction or we would have our Katrina moment.
So much for the much vaunted foresight of this government. They had 16 years to figure a way to achieve leverage over Indonesia but they didn't.
Posted by PengYou at 3:00 PM