Friday, April 13, 2007

Cats in flats in Parliament

Here's the recent debate about cats in HDB flats in Parliament. You might find the questions and answers fairly interesting.

This is from the NMP, Siew Kum Hong's blog.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the hole in the wall of HDB's policy is not any larger than a pin-pole How much more effort and how many more cats to be killed before they wake up to the fact such ban works against responsible ownership, frustrating effort of residents in their attempts to reduce the cats!

13/4/07 1:55 PM  
Blogger budak said...

Dr. Osman (and by extension HDB) never addresses the issue at all. He just repeats the same old mantra about nuisances, complaints, nomadic cats, shedding etc... while ignoring the key point that with enforced sterilisation and a licensing regime, all these 'problems' and complaints wouldn't exist at all. Do they have a comprehension problem, even when a solution is dangled in front of their faces?

13/4/07 4:19 PM  
Blogger iWooiBlog said...

Although it seems like he has brought up the topic of legalising cats in HDB flats... but seem like it is just a mention, and nothing further.

So what is going to happen next? Seems to me probably nothing... this will just probably be gone down the recordings of the Parliament proceedings as notes that's all...

They are probably more busy debating about the salary issue...


13/4/07 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't HDB do the sensible thing and have a consultative meeting with the CWS people? Who understands the problems than Dawn who has clocked countless mileages walking the corridors and staircases of HDB flats in the investigations of complaints to the TC? Why is this consultative style of governance still not put into practice??
Dr Osman would have a better grasp of the problems if he can be made to realise that many of the problems came from Malays who own cats but are ignorant of the need for sterilisation and keeping them indoors. It will be great for education to come from a Malay MP.

13/4/07 5:09 PM  
Blogger iWooiBlog said...

If I didn't read and remember Dawn's (CWA's) past blog entries, I think many times the CWS had tried to set up some meeting with HDB, but many times HDB seems to be the one who did not meet up.

If HDB now wants to set up a meeting, I am sure Dawn and CWS would seize every opportunity.

It takes two hands to clap, but here and now, it seems like one hand is not willing lor...


14/4/07 12:53 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

We have met with the HDB twice but basically they keep repeating the same points. One, cats can cause a nuisance. Two, residents do not want cats in flats.

14/4/07 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ho do we and how we break this mambo-jambo spell that HDB is under? It's literally a HDB Mantra and they are not ashamed of it??

14/4/07 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help!Petshop at Joo Chiat closing tmr (Sunday,15 apr).2 huskies,1 black labrador,1 shitzu,1 huskie terrier cross breed to give away.Otherwise they are going to be put down.For details please call mariam at 97302064

14/4/07 11:59 PM  
Anonymous zj said...

yea i got that msg too, HELP, SOMEONE!!

15/4/07 4:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treated like left-over goods to be discarded when the shop closes. Ever wonder what happens to puppies, kitties, etc who outgrow their cuteness?
It just stumps me to read of killing of unwanted pets in spca and then pets are being sold and imported to feed this ceaseless killing!
Don't support shops that sell pets!
Good shops with a genuine love for animals should have a corner for adoption of rescued animals.

15/4/07 7:24 AM  
Blogger VeganCatsg said...

Write to
Name : Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman (Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of National Development)
Constituency : Sembawang GRC
Address : Ministry of National Development, 5 Maxwell Road, #22-00 Tower Block, MND Complex, Singapore 069110
Tel : 63257115
Fax : 62264369
Email :

Read Government (ir)rationale for banning cats from 85% of homes

16/4/07 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who do not speak up for the suffering animals are people who could not even whisper a word of kindness let alone help stop public abuse. The man or woman who dare speak up for the animals in parliamentGod chosen MP, you will recognise him or her.

Values based on worldly political powers do not last, perhaps the simplest form of living organism like a single living cell may have a soul far more closer to God than those who hold high positions and seek ways to hurt and kill the homeless animals.

The evil will perish and their wealth stolen.

16/4/07 2:07 PM  
Anonymous andrea said...

What I've heard is a certain senior figure's feelings towards cats is the reason why rules about cat ownership are so strict, but inconsistently enforced because the implementers don't necessarily feel the same way!

16/4/07 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Implementors parroting the silly HDB's template.

17/4/07 10:50 AM  

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