The British "High Commission" can't do zilch.Kleef wrote:I have had a thought, probably a silly one, but here goes. Does anybody think that I could get assistance and suggestions form the British Embassy here? I know that they can't influence the decisions but I am sure that they know people and possibly one of those people would be sympathetic and amenable?
And "knowing" doesn't work in Singapore, unlike other Asian countries.
I know you are older and wiser than me. My suggestion stands. Get your wife to fight it out for you.
PS, an anecdote: years ago, I had some problem with an application for something, that was related to a government agency. I applied 4 times and each time it was rejected. Out of frurstration, I reached out to a Social Club advisor of mine, who was in the same department of the government agency that vets my application.
We met, and he listened to my situation, went through the forms I had, and gave me very general advice.
Since I was hoping for more positive support from him, like for him to dig my application and tell me why I am being rejected.
His reply ? He is NOT allowed to look up the info, unless he is reviewing my case, and if he does othewise, he has to explain to the Data Security team and may lose his job.
Yes, Singapore Gov takes such issues very seriously.
There was a case of a doctor who was pulled up 2 years after he looked up his girl friend's medical record, and ended up being censured.