PAP MP Patrick Tay tells homeless Malay resident seeking help: Go and find another job which pays higher
Posted by temasektimes on May 1, 2012
A 40 year old Singaporean Malay lady Sapiah went to seek the assistance of her MP in Nee Soon GRC Mr Patrick Tay during a Meet-the-People session last week to prevent her from being evicted from her HDB flat, but was allegedly told to find another job which pays higher instead.
Her encounter was shared by an angry colleague on Facebook:
Sapiah is single and currently earns about $1,600 monthly working in a hotel. As her sister is selling their parents’ flat, Sapiah has been given three months by HDB to move out or get evicted.
Though Sapiah wants to buy the flat, she does not meet the minimum monthly wage required by HDB to ‘own’ the three-room flat.
Her colleagues were aghast at the ‘advice’ given by Mr Patrick Tay:
“Can someone advise what fxxking cock he talking? If there is such a job, my colleague would have taken it already! Why waste time queuing and getting this kind of fxxked up answer?”
Meanwhile Mr Patrick Tay has replied on his Facebook denying that he made the comment:
“Quite shocked at such a comment being posted cost at the MPS, I always endeavor to assist our residents to the best of my abilities and not dish out such insensitive remarks.”
Mr Tay may like to contact Sapiah’s friend ‘Princess Ivah at her Facebook here to find out what really happened.