Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lessons from killing rats

Bring in the commando pest busters,  inform the media and show Singapore society that the authorities are doing something and acting quickly. Then wait a few months when people complain on social media which cannot but also find its way to the ST, repeat the cycle calling in the exterminators again.

If you are not motivated to get to the bottom of the problem once and for all, just paying contractors to do this is also kinda of solving the problem.

So what's the problem?

It is when public servants are easily rattled and frightened by us. They are too hasty  and not interested to do a fundamentally good job. Unless the PM looks into the matter nobody solves problem for long term and sustainable results.

Confident leadership is gradually turning into order takers and people pleasers. We are becoming like elsewhere.


  1. Well commented!!!

    The beginning of the end???

  2. If they truly believe that feeding strays is the root cause, what have they been doing about it? Did the TC enlisted the NEA dog catchers? Looks like up till now nobody did that. Instead they are blaming each other, passing the ball around. I suppose these chiak liao bees would even quibble who should foot the bill for catching the strays - depending on weather the strays are found on HDB or NEA 'property'? Everyday we are treated to a bunch of pompous standup comedians of the ruling party. lol

  3. Sometimes I wonder the proverb "too many cooks spoil the broth" applies to our elite ruling party. Maybe a few good men will do?