Friday, 5 October 2007

Beggars & Hawkers along Orchard Road

I came across this article from Mr Wang's blog and I went err.....what exactly was this Mr Nuryusman Mohamed Ibrahim thinking when he wrote this into the Straits Times forum???

This is the article on 2nd oct:

Rid Orchard Road of beggars and hawkers

One cannot help but notice an increasing number of people begging for money and selling tissue paper along Orchard Road.

Also on the rise are illegal hawkers at places such as outside Orchard and Somerset MRT stations, selling anything from mobile-phone covers to roasted chestnuts.

I urge the authorities to take action against this group of people, as they are giving a bad image to spanking clean Orchard Road.

This is especially so as Orchard Road is a major tourist attraction and we wouldn't want tourists and foreigners alike to bring home an image of Orchard Road riddled with sidewalk beggars and illegal hawkers.

Nuryusman Mohamed Ibrahim

Well Mr Nuryusman M.I, you may have to jolly well do that too when your time comes! When you have not enough money for retirement and cannot take your CPF money out. Empathise!

And I hope that the government will not take action on this issue because that will mean; snatching away the livelihood of these people.

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