The Rhetoric

“Your worries are mine too.”
– PM Goh Chok Tong, Aug 2001

The Reality

“One man, Daniel, who lost $50,000 on the stock market in 1998, and another $20,000 when his business failed, said he could not turn to his parents as they were bankrupts. …’I took a lift up to the 11th storey of my block, intending to jump down. But when I saw how high it was, I thought it was too painful to end my life like that’.”
– Straits Times, Apr 14, 2002, article entitled “More pleas online for personal loans.

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