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#Humanrights “In 2017, the fertility rate in Singapore was estimated to be at 0.83 children per woman, making it the lowest fertility rate worldwide.”
Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/268083/countries-with-the-lowest-fertility-rates/ “Singapore has been dubbed the world's most expensive city to live in for the fifth year running.”
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/singapore-named-the-worlds-most-expensive-city-to-live-in.html

The reason for our low fertility rate is because of the high cost of living.
The Singapore government claimed that the baby bonus is there to assist parents with the cost of raising a child in Singapore.

From the two previous postings, we can see that it costs more than SGD$5,000 for a normal delivery of a child in Singapore in a public hospital, and almost SGD$10,000 for a delivery of a child via C-section in Singapore in a public hospital.

As you can see in this screenshot taken from the Ministry of Health website, it can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for a mother admitted for problems occurring during pregnancy.

What about the money that parents have to spend during pregnancy and after pregnancy?
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#Humanrights “In 2017, the fertility rate in Singapore was estimated to be at 0.83 children per woman, making it the lowest fertility rate worldwide.”
Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/268083/countries-with-the-lowest-fertility-rates/ “Singapore has been dubbed the world's most expensive city to live in for the fifth year running.”
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/singapore-named-the-worlds-most-expensive-city-to-live-in.html

The reason for our low fertility rate is because of the high cost of living.
The Singapore government claimed that the baby bonus is there to assist parents with the cost of raising a child in Singapore.

However, out of the 10 hospitals in Singapore, only 3 of them are public hospitals.
In the previous screenshot taken from the Ministry of Health website, it can cost more than SGD$5,000 for a normal delivery of a child in Singapore in a public hospital.

As you can see in this screenshot taken from the Ministry of Health website, it can cost almost SGD$10,000 for a delivery of a child via C-section in Singapore in a public hospital.

How much will it cost if the mother requires additional antennal care?
#Housing
#Healthcare
#Humanrights “In 2017, the fertility rate in Singapore was estimated to be at 0.83 children per woman, making it the lowest fertility rate worldwide.”
Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/268083/countries-with-the-lowest-fertility-rates/ “Singapore has been dubbed the world's most expensive city to live in for the fifth year running.”
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/14/singapore-named-the-worlds-most-expensive-city-to-live-in.html

The reason for our low fertility rate is because of the high cost of living.
The Singapore government claimed that the baby bonus is there to assist parents with the cost of raising a child in Singapore.

However, out of the 10 hospitals in Singapore, only 3 of them are public hospitals.
As you can see in this screenshot taken from the Ministry of Health website, it can cost more than SGD$5,000 for a normal delivery of a child in Singapore in a public hospital.

How much will it cost if the mother is unable to deliver a child normally but requires C-section?
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#Humanrights

Applying International Human Rights Law

In Singapore, the Singapore government is only bounded by
1. CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
2. CERD - International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
3. CRC - Convention on the Rights of the Child
4. CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Singapore government did not sign the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). On our Civil and Political Rights:
“Amnesty International believes the charges against Han Hui Hui may be politically motivated. Under Singaporean law, she is now barred from running in the general elections in 2020, as her fine is over SGD $2000 (USD $1471)”
The conviction of Singapore blogger and political activist Han Hui Hui, for her role in a peaceful demonstration in 2014, is just another illustration of the authorities’ clampdown on critics and dissent in the country:
https://www.amnesty.org.au/singapore-peaceful-protesters-han-hui-hui/

On our Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
“Singapore is the only country in the world which, from a cashflow perspective, does not spend any money on healthcare, pensions and public housing, as the annual inflows exceed the outflows in all these three areas.”
Singapore's Universal Periodic Review (Mid-Term Report 2018) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
http://huihui247.blogspot.com/2018/08/singapores-universal-periodic-review.html
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The Practice of Fieldwork

A 37-year-old mother of five was jailed for four months yesterday for stealing 80 tins of milk powder from supermarkets in the western part of Singapore.
Court documents showed she committed the offences over about 1 1/2 years, including twice while out on bail. The value of the stolen milk powder was about $5,676.

On July 7, 2015, a supermarket employee saw Noris behaving suspiciously around the milk powder section at Giant Hypermarket at IMM in Jurong East.
Investigations revealed she had stolen the milk powder for resale, as her family was facing financial difficulties. In a raid on the same day, police seized 10 tins of milk powder from her Jurong East flat.

Source:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/jailed-for-stealing-80-tins-of-milk-powder

A 24-year-old man was charged with stealing six tins of infant formual milk powder worth S$465.60 from a supermarket on Friday (Nov 3), with more similar counts expected to be pressed against him.
Court documents did not state his employment and what led to his arrest.

In a news release on the case on Thursday, police said they arrested a suspect believed to be behind a series of thefts of milk powder from supermarkets since Monday this week.
If found guilty, he can be jailed up to seven years and fined.

Source:
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/man-charged-stealing-six-tins-infant-milk-powder
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Social Sciences & Human Rights Practice

Screenshot taken from https://www.economist.com/asia/2017/03/09/the-government-of-singapore-says-it-welcomes-criticism-but-its-critics-still-suffer

In 2017…
“In Singapore, Ms. Han has actively campaigned to promote government transparency and accountability, and for the respect of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. On 22 February 2017, Ms. Han was imprisoned for several hours in the Singapore State Courts lock-up on charges of causing a public nuisance under Article 290 of the Singaporean Criminal Code over a peaceful demonstration she had organized in September 2014.”
Singaporean activist deported, barred from workshop:
https://www.fidh.org/en/region/asia/malaysia/singaporean-activist-deported-barred-from-workshop

In 2018…
“Han Hui Hui is a blogger and human rights defender. She uses her blog and social media platforms to highlight shortcomings in social services, especially in health and housing, as well as to raise public awareness of human rights violations in Singapore. She has organised awareness programmes and events on children's rights, and the right to freedom of expression, democracy and human rights.”
Blogger & human rights defender Han Hui Hui manhandled and forcibly removed from parliamentary hearing:
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/blogger-hrd-han-hui-hui-manhandled-and-forcibly-removed-parliamentary-hearing
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This screenshot is on emails sent to Ngooi Man Ting Theresa (Housing and Development Board) and Lawrence Wong (Singapore minister of national development). The government took two months to reply to this young, pregnant family.
Todate, the government has yet to give a second reply and they did not have the chance to choose a flat despite paying the fees the government demanded.

This $10 from every single application the government receives is a large sum of money, however, do you know that Singapore has the world's most expensive public housing?

The HDB controls the supply of new flats.
In limiting each nuclear family to purchase new HDB flats directly from the government to 2 chances, a vibrant HDB flat resale market thrives, such that a number of HDB flats resold in the open market have hit the S$1 million mark. 
At the same time, the Government continues to inflate the price of newly built HDB flats.
The Government cites construction costs and the market cost of land as reasons, but still claims that the newly built flats are subsidised and sold below cost.

The Government has not come up with an explanation for why it charges market prices for the state land on which the HDB flats sit and it continues to refuse to divulge the breakdown of actual construction and land costs.

How will this help encourage couples to get married and reproduce?
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In real first world countries, they are often criticized because their system provides more transparency and accountability towards the citizens compared to Singapore.

This four photos as you can see, are taken in a real first world country country for free.
In Singapore, the doctors will print the images with the least to see so that they will have something else to print and make it seems like it's necessary to go for scans once every two weeks in order to make parents pay for the ultrasound.

In real first world countries, they show you the most in one session and give you photos in different angles with different movement.

They also have nurses and midwives who will patiently explain to you what's happening to your child, your body and answer all your questions for free.

As compared to Singapore, patients in real first world countries can relax and focus on raising healthy children because there's no need to worry about consultation fees or any other monetary issues.

In fact, they also provide free milk and vegetables for low income families who are undergoing through pregnancy.

Do we have that in Singapore?

Or do we ask if people have money in their bank or CPF first, and make sure they've cleared all bills before serving them?

The answer is obvious via our low fertility rate.

Of course, we also have hospital bed crunch where patients got to sleep at corridors, carparks, basements etc...
And that will start a whole other topic about how patients have to pay more money if they want a bed 🙄
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In Singapore, the government told us that we've got the best healthcare system in the world.

The truth according to the media that can't even make it to the world's top 150 is:
"Singapore's total population for the 12-month period ending in June this year rose to 5.64 million, a 0.5 per cent expansion that is an improvement on the previous period's 0.1 per cent, which was the lowest rate in a decade."
Source:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spores-fertility-rate-down-as-number-of-singles-goes-up

Do you know that Singapore has the lowest fertility rate in the world?
According to the 2017 World Factbook published by the Central Intelligence Agency, the four countries with the lowest total fertility rate in the world are namely Singapore (0.83), Macau (0.95), Taiwan (1.13) and Hong Kong (1.19).
Source:
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-world-lowest-fertility-rate-accept-081641939.html

As you can see in this photo, to get an ultrasound scan in Singapore, the doctor will charge you $80 for taking less than 3 minutes of his time, $70 for printing a photo and $10 as they try to sell you 30 tablets of folic acid.

Singapore has the world's highest cost of living for five consecutive years, is this a surprise as to the low rate of marriage and low fertility rate too?
Fellow Singaporeans, I’ve also been invited to York (England) to speak at the University of York:
https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-2018/singapore-activists/

I will be sharing about 
#Housing 
#Healthcare 
#Humanrights 
as well as my submission of Singapore's Universal Periodic Review (Mid-Term Report 2018) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
http://huihui247.blogspot.com/2018/08/singapores-universal-periodic-review.html

Please let me know what else should I share?

Should I tell them about how Singapore’s incumbent trade and industry minister said that blackout means that system is working?
https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/speed-which-power-was-restored-after-blackout-showed-power-system-working-it-should-chan
Fellow Singaporeans, I’ve been invited to Paris (France) to speak at the Human Rights Defenders World Summit:
https://hrdworldsummit.org/portfolio-item/han-hui/

I will be sharing about 
#Housing 
#Healthcare 
#Humanrights 
as well as my submission of Singapore's Universal Periodic Review (Mid-Term Report 2018) to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
http://huihui247.blogspot.com/2018/08/singapores-universal-periodic-review.html

Please let me know what else should I share?

Should I tell them about how Singapore’s incumbent manpower minister said Singaporeans don’t need much space to have sex?
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ministers-rejoinder-to-no-flat-no-child-belief
In first world countries, water is classified as a right as it will affect the health of the people and educational institutes are supposed to protect the people.

Meanwhile in Singapore, we’ve got…

Water tank death on the rooftop of Block 686B Woodlands Drive 73:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/water-tank-death-maid-drowned-but-two-wounds-were-caused-by-boyfriend

Water pollution at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/pub-says-water-pollution-at-bishan-ang-mo-kio-park-not-likely-to-be-kerosene

Brown water flowing from Terminal 3 taps at Singapore’s Changi Airport:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/contractor-fined-9000-by-pub-for-tainting-water-supply-at-changi-airport-t3

And the Singapore Budget resulted in water prices to increase by 30%:
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-budget-2017-water-prices-to-increase-by-30-from-july-1-in-two-phases

Yet the incumbent PAP government Member of Parliament Lee Yi Shyan said:
“Cost of raw water: $0.00 (falls from sky)”
Source: https://www.facebook.com/leeyishyan/posts/10216466194315240

What kind of government is the PAP?