Haiti Earthquake: only US $50,000 from Singapore?
I was disappointed to read that the Singapore government donated only US $50,000 in response towards the Haiti earthquake.
To put things in perspective, NTUC donated $500,000. Nissan and Toyota US $100,000 and 500,000 respectively. Even individuals have donated much more than Singapore.
The miserly amount from Singapore is not surprising really if you consider our contributions to past disasters.
Being one of the wealthiest countries in the world, I hope the Singapore government will be more generous in the future.
Meanwhile, it’s heartening to note that even the much maligned younger generation ( eg too self-centred according to an article in the Sunday Times today ) I’ve spoken to has expressed their willingness to donate.
When told that Singapore donated only $50,000, they stared at me with disbelief.
“Are you sure?” they asked.
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