In an email to STOMP today (Jul 27), the STOMPer says:
“He can be seen daily standing outside UOB bank at Yishun Central begging for passers-by for money.
“He’ll mumble ‘$2’ and ‘Pity Pity Me’, and there are always kind souls who will give him money.
“However, at the end of the day he’ll spend the money on cigarettes and he can be seen sitting on benches next to Nee Soon Central CC enjoying his smoke.
“He is not blind or handicapped so I urge the public to stop giving him money.
“This is not doing good for him. And I wish his family or friends can stop him from the illegal soliciting before he receives summon from the authorities.”