Monday, February 26, 2007

A Plea to the Government of Singapore.


The Government of Singapore,

I have seen the videos on the Internet of the suicides who have taken their lives by jumping on to on-coming trains. It was terrible to watch. I was extremely saddened to see that. Please note this. The number of suicides in Singapore is perhaps the highest in the world. What a terrible loss of life. This can be avoided.

Those who take their lives do so because of misery and hopelessness because they feel no one can help them out of their misery. It is a shame on your government if you do nothing about this.

Please arrange for some kind of counselling and help centers at your community centers telling the people that they can always turn to you for help. Send out notices to residents telling them there is no need to despair. There will be help. Announce this on your TV and radio.

Please do something to stop this needless loss of life. It is possible to help the situation. The responsibility is on your shoulders. In the name of God, please do something.

I will not watch that anymore. It is too distressing. I hold you responsible for this.

Thank you.

Gopalan Nair
39737 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite A1
Fremont, CA 94538, USA
Tel: 510 657 6107
Fax: 510 657 6914

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