26 May '15, 11am

This is how tragic the situation has become

This video, recorded by activist Mr Gilbert Goh in 2014, shows a 70-year-old lady in a back alley pushing a cart and getting ready to do her rounds of collecting cardboard boxes to sell. She tells the videographers that she has to compete with other nationals to collect the cardboard. She says that some of these foreigners have even staked out their own turf. At one point, the elderly lady says that the Government does not support her: "I have to take care of myself." She collects the boxes from morning to the late afternoon and sells them at $1 per 1 kg. She recalled an occasion when another lady fell and broke her arm when she rushed to pick up the cardboard. "It's shameful being a Singaporean!" she said at one point. This situation is so wrong on so many levels: One, why are the elderly in Singapore toiling under such abysmal conditions for survival? Not only are they a...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/this_sitauation_is_wrong_on_so_ma...

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