Without batting an eyelid, the kiam siap PAP could invest billions of our reserves in a single foreign investment. But when it comes to helping the needy, the money somehow just isn’t there.
The latest MSF report has announced its ComCare schemes have disbursed $130 million to some 87,000 beneficiaries in 2015. link
As usual, PAP would like to have the public believe it has been providing generous assistance and the higher the number of beneficiaries, the better.
The problem with this is the amount disbursed is pittance even if it was 20 years ago in 1995, not 2015. It’s quite shocking when the figures are put into perspective:
$130 million divided by 87,000 citizens = $1494 per year
$1494 divided by 12 months = $124 per month
$124 divided by 30 days = $4.15 per day
Is this collect-cardboard-for-exercise Minister Tan Chuan Jin’s idea of helping needy citizens?
However, ordinary citizens like me are not to blame because the government has intentionally mask its statistics to prevent scrutiny of policies and schemes. This is done through ‘commingling’ of data.