I was really surprised to read these two letters. No one is being asked to take the law in their own hands - just to do their part for the community because it is OUR community
Plus the analogy between one of children and parents seems a flawed one to me - surely at some point we as citizens need to grow up and do our part?
It's also worrying that one writer suggests that it's too difficult to even remember the government departments' phone numbers. They are all available on the Singapore Government Directory website. Now it seems the complaint is even that it's too difficult to find the right person to complain to!