I have no mood to do anything right now.
No.. no gaming today even if it’s a Saturday.
It’s too hot and dusty.
I have ulcers and dry chapped lips now.
My eyes are slightly better, but, still red.
I think I’m going to die early.
What’s with staying indoors?
Does the government think that everyone has air-conditioned homes to be able to close all the windows?
Unlike Malaysia, our government won’t even give away free N95 masks for free, much less even have the right amount available.
It has been sold out non-stop everywhere everyday.
And those holding on to extra are selling it at a premium!
Clinics, pharmacies/drug stores and hospitals are also out of them.
I never did understand why outsiders think that Singapore is even near to a first-world country.
Fat-cheque paid ministers making us pay so much for so many things.
So, old people and pro-woof woof.. are you still freaking going to continue giving them all the benefits, with their huge air-conditioned houses and cars to bring them around?
All they would ever care about is $$$ and their own well being.
Only right now, after all the bickering made by the people, are they doing something.
They created an emergency 101 website.. *sarcasm* wow.. just wow…
Same goes to you.. Indonesia.
In this handout photograph released by Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment on June 21, 2013, Singapore Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (left) hands Indonesian counterpart Minister Balthasar Kambuaya (right) a letter from Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during their bilateral meeting to discuss the haze problem in Jakarta on June 21, 2013. — PHOTO: AFP/BACHRAN/INDONESIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT (MOE)
JAKARTA – There is a necessity for immediate action to tackle the haze on the ground, Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has said, adding that it affects millions not just in Singapore but also in Malaysia and Riau.
And he hopes the next day or two will see concrete measures, he said, noting that Indonesia says it is carrying out water bombing and cloud seeding.
He was speaking to Singapore reporters after calling on his counterpart, Professor Balthasar Kambuaya, at Indonesia’s environment ministry here on Friday afternoon.
He presented a letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that contained information on the situation in Singapore, a set of requests, and offers of assistance to help tackle the haze.
The Pollutant Standards Index in Singapore crossed the 400 mark at noon – a record high. It has since fallen.
“This is a situation that has never happened before. And our people are angry. They want to see action on the ground.” But he added: “The relationship between Indonesia and Singapore is a strong relationship.”
And the minister has said Indonesia is taking action on the ground, he noted.
Dr Balthasar said investigations are underway and as many as eight companies – foreign and local – may be involved.
Water bombing and cloud seeding action will also begin soon, he added. He also stressed the need for cooperation.
He will travel to Riau as early as tonight to join four ministers to coordinate efforts there. They are Coordinating welfare minister Agung Laksono, Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan and Agriculture Minister Suswono, he added.
Both Dr Balakrishnan and Dr Balthasar also agreed to bring forward a meeting of Asean environment ministers to tackle the issue.
Everyone is wondering what the envelope contained.
Only the govt does.
By the way, why does he have to mention that “Our people are angry. They want to see action on the ground?”.
Does it not affect your team as well?
By evening, the PSI had dropped tremendously.
I went out just now.
That feeling of being so thankful for being able to breathe with ease and a clear vision of everything around me!