20131024 Tampines North C C installed water cooler only after feedback to PA Chairman PM Lee

Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:02 AM
Subject: 20131024 Water cooler finally installed Re: 20131011 No clarification from Tampines North C C on water cooler Hygiene Fw: 20130706 Tampines North CC invalid reasons for not installing water cooler
Dear Ms Oh
         I refer to your reply dated 16 Oct. (enclosed)
2      Ms Oh did not update me on the water cooler installation 16 September.  Please take note that there should be proper follow up in your engagement with members of the public.  It is not your prerogative to provide an update as and when you deem fit. In this case, only after my feedback to the PA Chairman.
3      Tampines North C C (TNCC) was years behind in its “pilot study to better serve C C users”.  Without my suggestion, there was really no intention to provide the level of service observed in other C Cs.
4      The CCMC’s reservations about hygiene issues and possible vandalism were really unbelievable.  Why do other CCs, schools, airports, etc not have such reservations?  Are only TNCC patrons unhygienic and inclined to vandalise water coolers?
5      Please learn to engage the public in a meaningful manner.
Thank you.
Regards
Phillip Ang

From: pipakh
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 10:08 AM
To: PM LEE ; <a title=”Lawrence_Wong
Cc: HENG ; <a title=”lchertan
Subject: 20131011 No clarification from Tampines North C C on water cooler Hygiene Fw: 20130706 Tampines North CC invalid reasons for not installing water cooler

Attn: PM Lee
Chairman, People’s Association

Dear PM Lee

I refer to my correspondence with the Tampines North C C on my feedback on water cooler installation. (enclosed)

The CC Management Committee (CCMC), who are grassroots members, had offered 2 reasons for non-installation of a water cooler:
1 Hygiene concerns
2 Possible vandalism

The fact that there are thousands of water coolers in schools, other CCs, airports, etc confirms such reasons to be not valid.

My request for clarification has been met with silence despite a copy of my email to Minister Lawrence Wong. This makes a mockery of ‘engaging the public’ which the government has promised.

If it was indeed a mistake, the CCMC should be upfront instead of acting in an arrogant manner. One could then move on to other more important issues.

Should there be no clarification, it leaves me to conclude that the Tampines North CCMC had told a tall story to wriggle out of working for the benefit CC patrons.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Regards

Phillip Ang

From: phillip ang
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2013 5:07 PM
To: Teresa OH (PA) ; <a title=”Lawrence_Wong
Cc: choonhock ; cue_liew ; jaya kumar ; <a title=”jjauto ; lchertan ; ngys ; ongqyqy ; STANLEY ; <a title=”admin ; TOC ; <a title=”andrew ; SPH GAO ; <a title=”news ; newseditor ; stlocal
Subject: 20130706 Tampines North CC invalid reasons for not installing water cooler Re: [PA20130505-002] – 20130505 Why Tampines North C C does not have water cooler

Dear Ms Oh

Thank you for your reply.

Tampines North C C claims there are hygiene considerations and possible vandalism as factors for not installing a water cooler to provide drinking water for CC users.

If hygiene considerations are valid, then why have other CCs installed them?

Shouldn’t Ms Oh inform all CCs, schools and government agencies to remove all their water coolers with immediate effect?

The above water coolers also do not seem to have been vandalised, for years. Your fear seems unfounded and if that is really the case, perhaps you could seek advice from the NPP on vandalism prevention.

Your suggestion to request drinking water from Burger King is not practical, especially during BK’s peak hour.
CC users have also not been informed of the arrangement between the CC and the fast food restaurant to provide free drinking water.
Shouldn’t the CC put up appropriate signs for the benefit of its users?

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

From: Teresa OH (PA)
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 12:09 PM
To: phillip ang
Subject: RE: [PA20130505-002] – 20130505 Why Tampines North C C does not have water cooler

Dear Mr Ang,

The management committee of Tampines North Community Club has considered your request but is unable to accede to your request for the installation of a water cooler at the CC due to considerations on hygiene factor and possible vandalism to the machine in the public area.

We are however pleased to inform you that Burger King @Tampines North serves cold drinking water to any patrons upon request. For purpose of hygiene and the prevention of possible contamination, Burger King @Tampines North will serve the cold water using disposable drinking cups.

Please feel free to contact me at 67832900 for any further queries and we look forward to your participation on our CC’s facilities and activities.

Thank you.

Ms Teresa Oh |Deputy Constituency Director | Tampines North Constituency Office | <image002.png>

Tampines North Community Club | 2 Tampines St 41 Singapore 529204 | DID: 67857166| FAX: 67855735 | www.pa.gov.sg

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From: phillip ang [mailto:pipakh@singnet.com.sg]
Sent: Sunday, 9 June, 2013 4:31 PM
To: Teresa OH (PA)
Subject: Re: [PA20130505-002] – 20130505 Why Tampines North C C does not have water cooler

Dear Theresa

I would like to know the outcome of my suggestion for a water cooler.

Thank you.

Regards

Phillip Ang

From: Teresa OH (PA)

Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 4:19 PM

To: pipakh

Subject: [PA20130505-002] – 20130505 Why Tampines North C C does not have water cooler

Dear Mr Ang,

Please refer to your feedback dated 5 May 2013.

Please be informed that the Tampines North Community Club Management Committee (CCMC) will be considering your feedback on the provision of water cooler at the CC.

Please feel free to contact me at 67832900 for any further queries and we look forward to your participation on our CC’s facilities and activities.

Thank you.
Ms Teresa Oh
|Deputy Constituency Director | Tampines North Constituency Office |

Tampines North Community Club | 2 Tampines St 41 Singapore 529204 | DID: 67832900| FAX: 67855735 | www.pa.gov.sg

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