Quoteworthy – Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono

Via a news article on StraitsTimes.com:

Our favourite neighbour
Our favourite neighbour

 “Singapore shouldn’t be like children, in such a tizzy.” Said Indonesia Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, commenting on the haze issue.

It is very hard to love thy neighbour with champions like this abang.

I did an online search on him. Other than being a minister, Laksono was a co-founder of Adam Air, a now defunct commercial airline, which was closed down after a series of accidents.

He is also a supporter of Iran’s nuclear program.

His credentials are pretty stellar indeed. When a person of such high moral standing scolds us, Singapore, we should be ashamed of ourselves for being so childish, constantly whining about a little bit of hazardous haze! Shame on us!

Fellow Singaporeans, if you are sorry for your childish behaviour and would like to offer the honourable Mr Laksono a sincere  apology, you can contact him at agung.laksono@menkokesra.go.id

Here is his office address, fax and telephone numbers via ASEAN website if you wish to write him a snail mail or visit him personally to apologise:

Coordinating Minister of People’s Welfare
Jl. Merdeka Barat No. 3
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone: +62-21-3453055
Fax: +62-21-34832049
Email: agung.laksono@menkokesra.go.id

World War Z – Welcome to 6.9 million population Singapore

PSI level just hit an all-time hazardous high of 321. 

NEA has advised children, the elderly and those with heart or lung diseases to reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor activities. The general population should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity.

Our NEL MRT train broke down yesterday evening leaving many stranded outdoor in the beautiful, hazardous haze.

We are still at war with dengue mosquitoes.

Welcome to Singapore: