CC firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel_Foo@pa.gov.sg Goh Gilbert
To Whom It May Concern,
I have previously appealed through the West Coast GRC MP to obtain assistance from South West CDC but received no fruitful result.
Hence I would like your purported “feedback” channel to highlight with urgency, my current financial predicament and soon-to-be homelessness.
I am in my 50s and struggling with my logistical job to pay off $100k ($590 monthly) towards the DBS housing loan even though I have sustained orthopedic injuries and am recommended by the specialist at NUH to undergo an operation.
I declined the suggestion as that would mean 60 days of hospitalization leave which will see me effectively removed from my position and replaced by another FT at Li & Fung.
The CDC which has already been “programmed”, of course rejected me with their template answer: “after carefully assessed our circumstances and concluded that with careful budgeting, we should be able to manage financially.”.
They do not care that I am in arrears with HDB and living with an unhygienic sanitary condition. I am unable to afford the charges of West Coast Town Council’s plumber to clear the toilet blockages.
My teenage son has to skip ITE this year as I really cannot afford the charges and enrolment fees with its hidden costs.
He has since found a temporary job in this unbalanced job market and I pack wholemeal bread for his lunch and dinner everyday as we both cannot afford the hefty food prices at the food court in Expo.
My skinny son is getting skinnier by the day with our immense difficulties.
The nearby “St Francis of Assisi Church” used to help us but the moment they heard I approached the MP and CDC for aid, they reckon we can cope and terminated whatever assistance they used to render with immediate effect (I’m not a Catholic).
MP appeal to HDB for a joint “Hougang Crimson/Buangkok Vale” BTO with my sister also faced repeated rejection with the rationale that we “do not form a proper family nucleus” and HDB said we could be considered only after we become orphans, meaning we have to wait for my mother together with my brother and his family to die first.
I really can’t believe we not only have an inflexible government and a heartless one for that matter.
After all that has been conveyed, I genuinely hope your panel will take a serious view of my distress and grant my sister and I a flat soon.
Ms W H Lim
Additional Note from Ms Lim in a email reply:
Besides the credit balance in my EZ Link Card, I sometimes really have no more money until I have to beg for food at the “Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak Stall” and they graciously provided me with food twice.
But they cannot always be doing so or they will have long queue for charity instead of business.
Editor’s note: we are making plan to visit the family soon to see how best we can assist them. No one will be left behind.Number of View: 3287