21 Jul '12, 7am

"Indeed, the video was so shocking and heart-wrenching that some cannot (or refuse to) accept that this is the...

"Indeed, the video was so shocking and heart-wrenching that some cannot (or refuse to) accept that this is the...

The video of the elderly couple whom we called the Lims (not their real name) has generated a tremendous amount of attention, attracting more than 15,000 views in a day since it was posted. It has evoked strong emotions among Singaporeans, most expressing disbelief that such an elderly and frail couple could undergo such hardship just to seek medical help. Indeed, the video was so shocking and heart-wrenching that some cannot (or refuse to) accept that this is the reality in Singapore, suggesting that this was an isolated case or even that the event was staged to gain sympathy. Others questioned why the cameraman video-taped the incident rather than help the couple. Members of the SDP's Community Services Unit visited the couple this morning. Mdm Lim immediately expressed her gratitude to the cameraman for helping her and her husband home the day before. "If our brother di...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/2012-07-21-5266

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