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Giving $41 million bonus to 82,000 civil servants shows govt always cares about less privileged S’poreans

Posted on 19 June 2015

This demonstrates that the really poor don’t need money but food stamps.


Singaporeans from all walks of life who heard that 82,000 civil servants in Singapore would receive $500 each or $41 million in total in bonuses have applauded the move and said it showed that the government cares.

One Singaporean, Mei You Qian, said: “The people who have stable jobs and income in the civil service are the ones who definitely need more money in life.”

“This is because giving the really poor any amount of money would send the wrong signal as it shows that food stamps are not enough for them to get by.”

Other Singaporeans said this initiative would help cement Singapore’s reputation as a country that has its priorities right.

Zhen Zho Dao, another local, said: “I would like to see more of such initiatives in the future by the government as it will help put the poverty situation in perspective.”

“Whenever the government says it doesn’t have the money to disburse to the poor, it is just putting aside tens of millions of dollars for other purposes.”


Money, money, money:

Civil servants each get $500 bonus to celebrate SG50 General Election 2015





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  • This is 100% real news

    How is this satire? Soo totally true!

    • Kwa kwa

      If it wasn’t labelled as “satire”, I’m afraid the “satirist” would be sued for “libel”!