Dumb and Dumber Singaporean Reactions to the Haze

I’m usually silent about politics in my home country but the haze brought out the cat in me this few days. As a healthcare staff, I’ve witnessed how prices of masks were sold at 200% of its original price even within hospitals (not surprising though). Then, there are trolls who blame anybody and everybody for their plight in not getting masks and having to go to work in the haze. Seriously?!?! It’s not the government that’s driving me out, it is the people.

Do your part to help whoever you can when you have the ability and stop whining like a baby! You are worst than 6 year old Asmita (an adorable child from the Nepalese children’s home). Even Asmita knows when to stop wailing and comforts her friend to be brave and stop the tears too. TSK!

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In times of crisis, how a country reacts speaks volumes about its people and its character. I am sad to say that many online reactions to the unprecedented haze does not bode well for the country’s future.

Why isn’t there a stop work order? Gahmen only care about economy and not its people!

This is the most common complaint, but there is a key piece of information missing in every complaint. Nobody backs up their complaint with how other countries react if the air quality is really bad. A quick online search tells us why:

  • On Wikipedia, there is only one case where a state of emergency is declared. If the API in Malaysia exceeds 500, then “non-essential government services are suspended, and…

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