I got the news late. I just manage to watch the news clip for the pregnant lady who died due to loss of blood and the inflexibility of the medical system. You can watch it here. I have never watch a piece of news and felt so much like crying. A life of a fellow countryman loss, just like that, when they could have saved her by going that extra mile. In this country, people are brought up this way. We learnt to be driven by self-interest, to always go by the rule. Those who have the oppurtunity should watch "Just Follow Law" by Jack Neo, everything is revealed there on how it works. It is laughable that we are being taught how to be courteous, how we should speak more proper english, how we should speak more chinese now that China is the upcoming market. Everything is driven to serve the economy and every effort has been spent on things that will attract foreign investors.
We have reached a "world class" country, but sadly, that does not include our morals. Just recently, i was on board a packed train to work with my gf. An obviously pregnant lady was standing in front of a lady, who was seated under the label "Please give up the seat for those who need it more than you", yet, she could be so blind to continue reading the newspaper. I approached the lady to give up the seat to the pregnant lady in return for a glare for her, as she has lost her treasured prize, a seat, where she could rest till she reach the station. I am appalled by this behaviour but i have gotten used to it. It truly pains my heart to see the direction the country is going.
Back to the topic of the lady, she has given birth to 4 children, and now, left them all to her hubby to pick up the pieces through no choice of hers. I would hope for a change in a system but that's all i have hope. Cause our voices are not heard in this inclusive society.