|The PM had collected his Singapore CPF Savings TAX-FREE from the Singapore CPF Board.
He is the leader of the country and preached to the UN General Assembly, that “we got to do the right thing” during the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.
Easy to talk but he does not WALK THE TALK. Why does he not do the right thing and take charge to correct the DISCRIMINATION against Singapore Citizens who are permanent residents of NZ?
Instead, he supports the DISCRIMINATION against ONE NATIONALITY perpetrated by his Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Social Development – to support is to condone.
Therefore, he is just as guilty of unlawful DISCRIMINATION under the NZ Human Rights Act 1993 as his Chief Executive.
People in high authority should have even higher standards of MORAL Leadership. Instead, he has led the country stray from the path of righteousness and JUSTICE.
Why do the NZ State Counsels file a motion to exclude the name of the NZ Prime Minister in the complaint to the Human Rights Review Tribunal?
The role of a leader of the country is to set the tone of the country i.e. to set a good example. The NZ human Rights Act 1993 stated DISCRIMINATION is UNLAWFUL, whether it is done DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY.
The fact that the Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Social Development discriminates against ONLY Singapore Citizens is fundamentally unlawful. Singapore Citizens, already DISCRIMINATED by their own government, suffer a 100% TAX in NZ on their CPF SAVINGS refunded MONTHLY by the CPF Board.
The fact that the NZ PM and all their NZ citizens who had worked in Singapore and collected their CPF Savings in FULL and TAX-FREE when they left Singapore, were not affected is proof of DISCRIMINATION against Nationality under their own Human Rights Act 1993.
The fact that Malaysian Permanent Residents in NZ receive their FULL Pension Entitlement, as well as all other nationalities who had worked in Singapore, is also proof of Discrimination against Singapore Citizens who are also NZ Permanent Residents and have paid the high NZ Taxes for more than 10 years.
So Teflon John, as he is known, does not want his name sullied but allows his Chief Executive to have the previously good name of NZ sullied.
Does the Ministry of Justice condone a Chief Executive to practice Discrimination which the NZ Human Rights Act 1993 stated is UNLAWFUL?
Re: Singapore DISCRIMINATES against its own citizens by not returning their CPF savin
Breaking News – Part 2
Well, surprise, surprise (or is it), the NZ govt lawyers filed a motion to remove the NZ PM as the Other Party on the excuse that the PM does not have the power to resolve the CPF matter although he worked in Merrill Lynch Singapore, collected his CPF and was the only western leader of a supposedly democratic country (NZ) to fly ten and a half hours to attend Singapore’s 50th Anniversary. Even the Indonesian President (45 mins flight time away) did not bother to attend SG50 and only sent one of his junior ministers to attend.
WHAT POWERS DOES HE HAVE? Is his job just to entertain on You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LT2k4uR4ho
Is it a COVER-UP? To not embarrass his selfish attitude and character that as he had filled his pockets with his CPF money which the Singapore CPF Board eagerly returns to foreigners but not Singaporeans, so he is not bothered to resolve this DISCRIMINATION?
Another fine example of New Zealands’ corrupt and failing court system…
My husband previously owned property in Auckland which he rented out to what turned out to be a dodgy tenant. It wasn’t long before he stopped paying the rent. My husband is a kind and reasonable man and kept offering this man chance after chance to catch up. Eventually the property got sold and the rental arrears had mounted to 6000 dollars. When seeking help, my husband was told he had to go through mediation with the tenant. Erm, yes, like that would help. Not.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the tenant was summoned to court and ordered to pay back the outstanding amount in monthly payments, 200 dollars per month, starting last October. Bearing in mind the property got sold a year before that. You can all guess what happened, after one month the payment stopped. My husband got in touch with Civil Enforcement at the Ministry of Justice asking what had happened, after all, an automatic payment had been set up. And here follows the exact content of the email he received in reply: “Automatic payment was from debtor’s account and debtor has access to this account. If the payment has stopped, it is the debtor who has stopped it.” And that was it.
What the hell?! The sheer incompetence and unwillingness of the Ministry of Justice is unbelievable. What makes it even worse, is that the tenant – who is a property developer – has owned 13 companies over the past 10 years which have all gone bust. No less than 6 months after the previous company went into receivership, he set up a new company.
How on earth is this possible? Why is it allowed to happen and why do the bad people go unpunished?
We are disgusted and count our blessings we got out of that arsehole nation.
How very true. My tenant did not pay rent for three months and it took another three months to get the bailiff to evict him. Then he stole my dishwasher and sold it. The police caught him and the court ordered him to pay $500 (when the dishwasher cost $1,200) and he paid $10 per month and only for the first month. When I contacted the court, those idle people told me I have to find out his new address as he had moved out from his mother’s home. Only then could the bailiff serve him a new order to pay the balance $490 @ $10 a month! What the f…..???
I contacted BayCorp, the people who will recover your money for you and charge a high commission, and gave his name to them, Jason Sutherland (P.S. -Dear Ed, you may or may not publish the real name, it is up to you) and BayCorp told me there are 20 others named Jason Sutherland in their bad debtors’ list??????
I gave up.
I just returned to the us after 9 years in NZ and despite the problems the US has, it still offers better opportunity than NZ will ever have. So the deal is I grew up in what is now Silicon Valley. After my wife died I decided to quit the rat race and move to NZ where the promise of better work/life balance a more laid back approach to life and the beauty were a real draw. I found a job in biotech and was made an offer. So the process to migrate began. I should have known from the very start when my case officer screwed up my application that this attitude was endemic in NZ. Bottom line is don’t drink the NZ 100% pure kool-aid. NZ does a great job of marketing, but there is little substance to what is there.
When I arrived it was clear from the beginning that there is a habit of new people going to NZ full of promise, ideas, energy and such. But after a few months of hitting brick walls, people saying “go back where you came from, being robbed and generally finding the cost of living to be much higher than the government sites would have you believe, the blom was already of the rose.
That’s okay, I have lived in many states in the US and in countries, so I am no stranger to adaptation. But what I did find was gross racism, nepotism, an attitude of “we don’t care” and having time off is more important than working. Unfortunately I didn’t learn that until I started a biotech company and couldn’t find talent, and the “talent” I did find was under qualified and not willing to work very hard. On top of that the investors I had, farmers and property developers, were expecting to get returns like they had with farms and housing. To top it of the government gave us a grant, but applied compliance terms that were unprecedented. It is no wonder there is no biotechnology in NZ (Sorry, that’s not true. they consider new forms of grass and breeds of cows and sheep to be biotechnology! What a joke!) All the talent we did find was imported from overseas and the resentment of the locals was palpable.
so now I have acquired the rights to the technology I had in New Zealand and brought it home to the US where the talent, resources and capital are literally falling at my feet! But wait, now my former company is not honoring my license, so what am I to do? Sue? Yeah, right. As others have posted the NZ courts are more like a criminal day-care system. After being burglarized twice, robbed three times and my son being mugged I found little to no solace with the police or courts. So I would rather live in the US where criminals are actually held to account, rather than NZ where crime is merely a way of life.
When I was recently asked what I missed about NZ, it came down to one thing: the scenery and being able to be in the country after a ew minutes drive. I don’t miss the attitudes of (most) Kiwis, I don’t miss the high cost of living, I don’t miss the BS of “clean and green,” I don’t miss the horrible food, and I don’t miss the fact that Air New Zealand has a monopoly on air travel and will cancel you flight at a moments notice and not give a toss. As a business owner there are many other things that after 9 years I won’t miss. Lazy workers, high cost of materials, clueless investors who only want quick returns, difficult working conditions imposed by “partners” the previously mentioned lack of qualified talent, etc, etc.
Oh and to those of you who are thinking of getting an education in NZ, the educational system is also horrible. For example, my daughter, who attended a high school in the US ranked in the top 1% was told she was not qualified to graduate because she didn’t have all the UK and Maori historical BS. This despite scoring very high on her SATs. The solution? An online GED that allowed her to get into a top US University. To top that of, the university my labs are at ofers a “Biotechnoloby” degree they proudly tout as the first “named Biotechnology degree in the world” Yeah? So what, when you idea of biotechnology is brewing beer! The “biotech engineers” I hired had never even seen a bioreactor. The university system is merely a Ponzi scheme by the government to indebt students through student loans for degrees no one gives a toss about because the degrees are useless. This is why most University professors are home grown. All the good Kiwi professors I have worked with are overseas at real universities.
So farewell NZ. Nice to visit, will never live there again.
This is a great article –
“When You Wallow with the Pigs, Expect to Get Dirty”
Written by Steve Allison |
If you grew up in the same house I did, and I’m sure most of you did, you probably heard it like this–”you’re known by the company you keep”.
However, I prefer “when you wallow with the pigs, expect to get dirty!” This happens to be one of my all-time favorite quotes, cowboy or otherwise. The wisdom packed in these 10 words is truly amazing!
Unlike dogs or cats, pigs can’t pant to keep themselves cool so they have to wallow in the mud.
When I really think about it, that seems to be the problem when kids and adults hang around or are influenced by the wrong crowd.
It’s a “coolness” problem. Our society has glamorized poor behavior, so naturally many people are drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It’s the ticket to be COOL!
We tend to blame the media, the movies, music and the like for creating this mess. In reality, it’s not their fault. That’s right, you heard me. IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT! If there were no money made by exploiting poor or bad behavior, the different media wouldn’t promote it.
Most people know right from wrong and good from bad. So where does the fault lie?
With the individual.
It’s our choice on whom we choose emulate or call our friends. This is a choice we should not take lightly. We should pick our role models as well as our friends wisely.
A few years ago, Charles Barkley, former NBA star proclaimed, “I’m not a role model” in a famous Nike commercial. This proclamation was highly controversial at the time. Naturally, Nike was pleased since it generated “shock value” creating a word-of-mouth marketing buzz.
Was he right?
Yes and no.
He was right in the fact, we shouldn’t deify celebrities. We don’t know what their character is like out of the spotlight or what skeletons are in their closets. We’re often crushed when we find out our icon is human and “falls from grace”. Do I need to mention Tiger Woods?
Barkley is also wrong. Many celebrities crave the attention, money and fame their status brings. With that said, they OWE the public who gives them the fame and fortune they desire, a person who is beyond reproach.
Too much to expect, maybe, but that’s the price paid for the fame.
What about friends?
Same is true with them. Actually, more so. The people you choose to be around will impact you whether you believe it or not.
How many times have you said, “I don’t understand it, how did he/she get involved with __________?” (Drugs, alcohol, abuse, affair etc.) “They come from such a good family.”
For whatever reason it’s easier to pull someone down than to lift them up. My niece who teaches physics will have to explain this to me someday.
Conversely, the other is true as well. If you desire to be a better person, find people who have the qualities and values you admire and associate with them.
Develop a value system or code of conduct that YOU WILL LIVE BY. Living the values of the cowboy is a good place to start.
Life is full of choices. We choose every day who we are and the code we live by.
“When you wallow with the pigs, expect to get dirty.”
The REAL NZ – http://e2nz.org/dont-move-zealand/
Immigration NZ’s slogan is “NZ – the right choice” – REALLY? No real jobs, DISCRIMINATION, expensive food, high taxes, ACC fees, high crime figures, mostly unsolved especially burglaries, assaults, rapes, etc.
Their FB page “100% Pure NZ” is the joke of the century, especially when all the cows and sheep poo flow into the rivers for the Watercare Council Company to deliver to the population.
Part 3: Relevant provisions of the Human Rights Act 1993
21 Prohibited grounds of discrimination – (g) ethnic or national origins, which includes nationality or citizenship e.g.
The form that the Chief Executive insisted that Singaporeans send to the Singapore CPF Board will adversely affect only Singapore Citizens, because all other nationalities have been returned their CPF SAVINGS. Mr John Key has collected his CPF Savings (along with thousands of NZ Citizens and other nationalities) so why is my CPF Savings a PENSION that is deductible from NZ Super?
65 Indirect discrimination
Where any conduct, practice, requirement, or condition that is not apparently in contravention of any provision of this Part has the effect of treating a person or group of persons differently on 1 of the prohibited grounds of discrimination in a situation where such treatment would be unlawful under any provision of this Part other than this section, that conduct, practice, condition, or requirement shall be unlawful under that provision unless the person whose conduct or practice is in issue, or who imposes the condition or requirement, establishes good reason for it.
66 Victimisation – (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to treat or threaten to treat any other peson less favourably than he or she would treat other persons in the same or substantially similar circumstances.
There are dozens of websites and blogs floating around on the www about New Zealand’s discrimination against Singapore nationals, an unlawful act under New Zealand’s own Human Rights Act 1993.
What price does one place on REPUTATION?
As an analogy, a Singapore Citizen (Roy Ngerng, a true story) is pummeled to the ground by the Singapore Prime Minister when he asked for the return of his life-time CPF Savings. As he is lying on the pavement, with broken legs and broken hands, the Chief Executive of the NZ Ministry of Social Development (MSD) comes along and takes the coins left in the victim’s wallet (deductible NZ Pension). The NZ PM with his wallet full of his CPF Savings he had collected tax-free from the Singapore CPF Board passes by the poor victim, looks down at him lying on the ground, turns on his heels and walks away.
The MSD, in deducting 100% of CPF Savings is actually taxing a Singapore Citizen 100% as the amount is deducted from his entitlement – while all other nationalities, including New Zealand citizens who had worked in Singapore received their full REFUNDS from the Singapore CPF Board. How is money from the same CPF account be different for Singaporeans (deductible NZ Pension) while all others, including Mr John Key, are non-taxable savings?
The MSD, in fully participating in Singapore’s DISCRIMINATION, is also GUILTY of DISCRIMINATION, whether DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY.
The MSD in paying the full NZ Pension to New Zealand, Malaysian, Australian, English, Indian and Indonesian citizens who had worked in Singapore and had been REFUNDED their CPF Savings in FULL before they reached 55 years of age is again DISCRIMINATORY.
The MSD in paying the full NZ Pension to former Singapore Citizens who had given up their Singapore Citizenship and NOT to Singapore nationals is again DISCRIMINATORY.
Instead, the exaggerated interpretation that the CPF is a Pension, Benefit or Periodic Allowance similar to that of New Zealand, under Section 70 of the Social Security Act, is a blatant LIE.
Unless the English language is different in NZ, one’s savings (like Kiwisaver) cannot be deemed a pension, benefit, periodic allowance or payment. When one with-draw’s money monthly from one’s savings account (to pay the inflated Rates, electricity and water bills), it would be totally skewed to call those withdrawals payments from the bank.
PEOPLE in HIGH POSITIONS of POWER should have even HIGHER MORAL STANDARDS.