Monday, 31 March 2008 1:19 PM

Be fair to betel nut vendors

I sympathise with betel nut (B/nut) sellers who try to make their living but are not permitted to do so in town center. I wonder what exactly is the underlying policy for such prohibition. If the policy concerns beautifcation of town, then why ignore the line of waku shops from the main market to NPF plaza? Some of those buildings are an eye sore and need to be dismantled. In the alternative if the policy concerns hygiene & health related issues, then why not HTC stop the shops selling junk foods? The effect of those are far worse than chewing bettlenut because the young generations of SI, particularly in urban areas, are at risk. Least one forgets, medical statistics in SI show recently that the country has a high rate of diabetes. Not mouth cancer.

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