On the haze situation, the key is to adjust the and slow down, but not to stop – Dr Ng Eng Hen

24 June 2013

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, chairman of the Haze Inter-Ministerial Committee, is now speaking on the haze situation.

He says the haze will affect us. Cars and buses may move more slowly, vehicle accidents may rise and cleaners may work more slowly with masks on. Singaporeans must adjust to these possibilities.

The key is to adjust and slow down, but not to stop, he says.

Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew: I appreciate all the people in the transport sector for continuing to deliver quality service despite the haze.

Mr Lui: CAAS and Changi Airport Group have a contingency plan. Changi Airport uses runway visibility range, which isn’t the same as PSI. Equipment and procedures are in place and all operations at Changi are prepared.

Mr Lui: Public transport operators are advised to pay attention to staff with breathing difficulty.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan Jin: Our priority is to make sure all workers are looked after, and that life goes on as the dry season continues. It’s not about money but our way of life.

Mr Tan: Employers must be vigilant and aware, mitigate risks and be flexible. They must stay up to date with the health advisories, and adjust work processes accordingly.

Mr Stephen Lee, President, Singapore National Employers Federation: We will work closely with tripartite partners and encourage businesses to stay in operation to avoid disrupting the lives of Singaporeans. We will encourage companies to equip their workers for outdoor work and give longer rest periods.

Dr Ng Eng Hen: We are encouraged that the plans are well laid, but it’s about acting upon them. There’s no way to come up with a single set of solutions, but every employer should adapt the advisories for their own company.

Dr Ng Eng Hen: I’ve been very encouraged by Singaporean groups who reach out to the less privileged on their own, and how Singaporeans, in the time of difficulty, know what’s important and pool together to make things work.

Dr Ng Eng Hen: There was a feeling of fear when PSI passed 400, and I mobilised SAF to deliver the masks. The last delivery was at 3am, and after that PA staff had to check and pack the masks well into Sunday.

Dr Ng Eng Hen: I expect there will be many proposals brought up at the ASEAN meeting, and the early warning system for haze in Indonesia will likely be one of them. … We’ve offered to help Indonesia with SAF and that offer stands.

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Photo: #StopWorkOder, #Haze Right after the earthquake & tsunami struck in 2011. #SgHazeResilience, Patience and Grace. Japanese are queuing to board limited train service to get back to work. And the queue went on and on and on. Have faith! Rest assured the government will do everything that is necessary to safeguard the safety and interest of the citizens when the situation call for it, including a stop work order or a state of emergency.PS: I heard in Singapore, we queue for Hello Kitty toy in the Haze at the same time demand for Stop work Order :) Who to give out the Hello Kitty toy if there is a Stop Work Order?[1] video: See the queue in the 5 min video taken on a bicycle.  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=179656852201167

Right after the earthquake & tsunami struck in 2011.

Resilience, Patience and Grace. Japanese are queuing to board limited train service to get back to work. And the queue went on and on and on. 

Have faith! Rest assured the government will do everything that is necessary to safeguard the safety and interest of the citizens when the situation call for it, including a stop work order or a state of emergency.

PS: I heard in Singapore, we queue for Hello Kitty toy in the Haze at the same time demand for Stop work Order  Who to give out the Hello Kitty toy if there is a Stop Work Order?

by Fabrications About The PAP

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