5/20/13 Updates: MOM maintains blog post accusation is "accurate"www.facebook.com/notes/andrew-loh/updates-mom-maintains-blog-post-accusation-is-accurate/10151662241720460 3/4
22 April: I replied to Farah Abdul Rahim with the following information:- Address of dorms, Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace, the row of shophouses at the end of that street. Thedorms house 30 to 40 people in each one, complaints about sanitation facilities not working, and bad foodprovided. These workers (Bangladeshis, Indians, Chinese) have been living there for some time now, 2years or maybe more. 24 April: Chin Yen Eu asked for specific information, and for me to fill up a form. 24 April: My reply to Chin Yen Eu contained the following information:- 63 to 69, Kaki Bukit Industrial Terrace- MOM might also want to take a look at the other dormitories around that area/street as well.26 April: Emailed Chin Yen Eu to ask if she had received my last email (on 24 April), as I had not heardfrom her since then. 8 May: Emailed Chin Yen Eu again to ask if she could provide updates.8 May: Chin Yen Eu finally replied to say that MOM "have acted on the information provided". As you can see, it was MOM which failed to acknowledge or to reply to my email on 24 April, in which Iprovided the specific information Yen Eu had asked for - namely, the house numbers of the dormitories.I had not provided this earlier as I did not have this information with me. However, when asked for this, I tooktime to do a Google Earth search to retrieve the house numbers and I promptly provided this to MOM on thevery same day. In short, in those 3 days between the 21 to 24 April, I had provided MOM with the following: - A video of the dorms- Pictures of the dorms- 2 articles detailing the conditions inside the dorms, including number of workers in each of them, their nationalities, their complaints, etc.- The road address of the dorms- The house numbers of the dorms In fact, I had provided all the information which MOM required - information which it apparently usedeventually to visit the dorms to take the necessary actions.It is regrettable that MOM finds it fit to criticise me for not being prompt enough in providing the informationit requires. And it is also unfortunate that despite the facts available to MOM with regards to the emailexchanges, it continues to maintain that its blog posting is "accurate". If MOM maintains this, then so be it. Thank you. Regards, Andrew Loh ----------------------- A follow-up email from me to Farah Abdul Rahim, on the same day: Dear Farah, By the way, you said: "You had also mocked our request for more specific information in your Facebook entry (as reproducedbelow, which has since been removed)." I am not sure which posting you're referring to because my posting on my Facebook page has never beenremoved: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlohhp/posts/601774623180824 Regards, Andrew Loh
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All this distraction aside, has MOM done anything about the condition of thedormitories?!It seems to me that the onus is on MOM to begin investigations once a "public tip-off" is received, andwhen they are informed of the general area where the pro...
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Fail epic. Internal organisation seems to be in disarray.about an hour ago·Like11