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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singaporeans being shortchanged by....
To be a Singaporean is very tough and very expensive. From birth to death, it is a very expensive business all the way. Just ask how much it costs to prepare a child from conception to delivery in our world class hospitals, the prenatal visits to the specialists and consultants all costs a bomb. By the time a baby is born, it would cost the parents tens of thousands, in S$.

The next phase is the expensive milk power with special formula to make the baby grow up smart, to become not only an Einstein but also a star sportsman or sportswoman or an artiste. Of course the truth is that many would end up as security guards and food deliverers. And to make this happen, some already started teaching while the baby is still a foetus in the mother's womb. This would be followed by the most expensive childcare and pre school child development programme. The six years before school would not be cheap for sure.

The six years of primary school of intense pressure to get not only As but A stars to be good enough to be in the top secondary schools and Pre Universities. The tuition and ECA costs would be something the parents would be willing to bear to their best abilities. Never mind if the grown up child could not get a proper job but becomes temp.

And many would get into our really good polytechnics and universities, world class with world class fees. By the end of this journey, a few hundred thousands could be spent on the child from the rich families and not much lesser from the not so rich families.

Then there is this national responsibility to do 2 years of NS and reservist duties for another 20 years. Then there is this very expensive pigeon to pay for if one thinks of getting married, and the usual cost of living in this super expensive city.

The battle has just started. This super expensive young Singaporean is pushed into the deep end to compete with cheap and hungry foreigners that went through an education system, if there was one, or some fake education system with fake degrees for jobs. The cheap foreigners would be happy with anything, what more do they want when most of them don't even have a proper education or degree to start with. And they do not have to spend years in NS and to pay for the super expensive pigeon holes to live in and the high cost of living.

And they said the foreigners are more talented, willing to work for less, better than the super expensive Singaporeans coming from a super expensive education system and expecting to survive in a super expensive city with cheap third world pay or to compete with cheap third world half past six products.

Are Singaporeans being shortchanged? Is it fair for Singaporeans to compete with wildlife from god knows where with god knows what education that cost a fraction of what a Singaporean would have to pay for to start life as an adult? Is it fair to say everything is fair and square, Singaporeans have to be more competitive vis a vis the wildlife? How to, you tell me.

It is totally irresponsible to put our Singaporeans to compete with the wildlife in our home country without any protection or advantage but full of disadvantages. How could Singaporeans not gone jobless, unemployed, underemployed and eventually extinct, unable to compete in their own country with rules and systems that treat foreigners as equals to Singaporeans?

But it is ok. Daft and unthinking Singaporeans think the system is fair and meritocratic and the best man or woman, Singaporean or wildlife, deserves the job and pay he could get. There is nothing unfair to Singaporeans and those Singaporeans that cannot make it deserve to be losers, in their homeland. Do not blame others, blame yourself for being not good enough, for spending hundreds of thousands to grow up, to get a good education and made to compete with those that did not spend a fortune on growing up and armed with fake degrees from dubious backgrounds and need only spend a fraction of what a Singaporean spent. And better still, no need to pay for super expensive cost of living that needs a comparable income to keep up with.

Thank you daft Singaporeans for being so understanding and dismissive of your own plight and taking responsibility for it. You deserve to be in this pathetic state of affair in your very own country.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most destructive war in human civilisation-economic and population growth
Nuclear war is what everyone is afraid of. It would blow up mother earth in an instant and every human bean and living thing would be cooked alive or die within hours. Many more will die within months through radiation and hunger. And what everyone so fear about after a nuclear war would no longer need to fear, life ends on earth. All things passe.

This is something that is real and everyone is aware of and doing what they could to prevent it from happening. We know the danger and hopefully that is a good thing and that we can do something about it. The real danger is when we do not know what is dangerous, what is going to cause our extinction and happily chugging along as if they are the good things, the desirable things that we all need.

Unrestrained and uncontrolled population growth and economic growth are the darlings of the unthinking, the fake economists and leaders with simple ideas of what is good for a country and what is good for human civilisation, ie more population and economic growth.

All the problems of mother earth and human civilisation is caused by growth without qualification. Population growth and economic growth are about consumption. We consume everything, the more the population, the higher the economic growth, the more we consume ie the more we destroy mother earth. We eat up everything, we destroy the forest, the land, the sea...because we want economic growth so that we can be paid more.

Eventually we will destroy ourselves and the human race, by crying for more growth through consumption, by increasing population as the easy way out. Stop lying to the people, growth, real growth, sustainable growth, is not through population growth and consumption. The combination of economic growth and population growth is the surest formula to the destruction of mother earth and human civilisation.

WYSINWYG. What the charlatans and unthinking salesmens are selling about economic growth is like selling koyok. It is like selling drugs, the more you get the more you will need and the faster you die.

Don't not be deceived by economic growth through population growth driven by consumption of everything. Economic and population growth is a war of decay, a slow death we imposed on ourselves as something good and desirable, must have, good to have. There is something called enough. What is enough is enough. Anything more is dangerous, destructive and useless.

In thenewpaper today it quoted the study of scientists and experts saying this, 'the urgent changes needed include ending population growth, leaving fossil fuels in the ground, halting forest destruction and slashing meat eating'. Any actions against this is leading to the destruction of mother earth and human beans. The real causes of climate change is human consumption through population growth and economic growth.

And Hsien Loong was quoted during the National Day Rally speech, 'We must make this effort. Otherwise one day, our children and grandchildren will be ashamed of what our generation did not do.' What is a speech? Let's get on with our population growth. We need 10m and later another 10m. You want economic growth? You want salary increases, you want bigger bonuses?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Compassion - Singapore style
'SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Nov 26) clarified why a student’s original PSLE results slip was withheld after viral Facebook posts claimed she would need it to apply for secondary school admissions.

The withholding of PSLE original results slips due to school fee arrears is “a long-standing practice”, MOE said in response to CNA queries.

In a Facebook post on Monday, activist Gilbert Goh said a student had received only a photocopy of her PSLE results slip because she had "backlogged" school fees of S$156 due to financial reasons.
It went on to claim she would need the PSLE "certificate" to apply for admission into a secondary school....

"In the case highlighted by the FB (Facebook) posts, the parents did not pay miscellaneous fees for two years despite several reminders, and did not put in any application for MOE or school-based financial assistance which would have covered all the costs," the ministry said.

"The child will still receive a copy of the results, just not the original results slip, and she can still apply for secondary schools and will progress like all students."


MOE explained that its funding for each primary school student comes up to about S$12,000 each year and that each student co-pays S$13 of miscellaneous fees per month.

"Further, students from lower-income families can apply for financial assistance that covers their miscellaneous fees, uniforms, textbooks, transport and school meals," the ministry said in its reply.
"If it is about money then the easier solution would be to reduce subsidies and financial assistance."
It added that the issue was "not about recovering the money".

"MOE’s consideration stems from the underlying principle that notwithstanding the fact that the cost of education is almost entirely publicly funded, we should still play our part in paying a small fee, and it is not right to ignore that obligation, however small it is," the ministry said. "We hope parents support us in reinforcing this message."....

In one post, he acknowledged that MOE would “do their level best to assist all needy students and “will not leave anyone behind", but added that some do "fall through the crack".'

The above article from CNA is a good example of what compassion means in Singapore. It is compassion within the rules of administration. In short, if one has to pay a fee of $1.00 but paid only 95c, short of 5c, the rules applies and one would be treated as not having paid the fee and all the penalties would apply.

In the above student case, there are so many ways that someone or the school could offer a helping hand. Passing the hat around to raise $156 is not as difficult as going to the moon. And there are other financial assistance schemes that the student could avail. Just because the parents did not apply for it, maybe due to ignorance or whatever, it does not stop the school or teacher to put in a case for the student to be spare the agony and humiliation of her result slip being held back.

We will not leave anyone behind, but we have rules and rules must be observed. A crime is a crime no matter how small is the crime. Please understand, this is Singapore, a rule by law country. And we hope the parents will support us in reinforcing this message. What to say?

Anyone in this blog would be most willing to cough out the $156 for this student if asked. But the state, the school, the teachers etc etc would not or did not in this case.

This is Compassion, Singapore style, when $600,000 is peanuts and anyone earning less than $500k is mediocre. What is $156? For goodness sake, do something right for once. Remember Benjamin Lim?

And read this as reported in theindependent.sg

'In a Facebook post yesterday (Nov 26), social activist Gilbert Goh shared instances of many others, along with Aqil and Aqif. Goh wrote that the twins were “hit with a pay-first ultimatum by MOE or else their exam result will be withheld”.

The mother of the boys is a single-parent who, as TISG understands through Gilbert, has been working part-time since April, making a monthly salary of only S$600 to S$800. Both boys have an unpaid school fee balance of S$310 each and their mother said that the boys’ father did not provide information necessary for them to complete their application for the Ministry of Education’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)....'
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CECA punishment for daft Singaporeans
'Josephine Teo tries to play down the job loss to Singaporean PMETs by saying it is causing anxiety, rather than admitting hardship facing us Singaporeans, who are now becoming Grab drivers to support their families.

After nearly 14 years into CECA, it is an undisputed fact that many Singaporean PMETs have lost their jobs to Foreign Talents. Under the CECA, visa regulations for Indian professionals in medicine, engineering, finance and information technology were relaxed, making it easier for them to work and migrate to Singapore. CECA also enable movement of persons between both countries, in particular, professionals employed in 127 specific occupations. Many Indian IT companies set-up in Singapore and exploited the “intra-corporate transferee” loophole so as to get more Indian IT workers to work here. They would hire them in India and then “transfer” them to their Singapore subsidiaries to work, without the need to hire any Singaporeans.

Singaporeans have just started to wake up, as their lunches are being taken away. Thousands of Civil Servants, who have supported PAP all these years, are watching their children and grandchildren struggling to secure a decent paying job or are reporting to Managers who are all Foreigners; a grim reminder of how our forefathers were working under their colonial masters to bring food to the table.
In the pretext to win votes in the coming election, as more native Singaporeans are now openly seen supporting Opposition parties....

In the upcoming GE, Singaporeans will be now looking up to Dr Chee, Dr Tan Cheng Bok, Pritam Singh and other Singapore sons to save our children from the damage caused by CECA and PAP’s liberal FT policy.

The views expressed in this letter do not represent the views of the editorial. Please send in your views to news@theindependent.sg

The above is part of an article posted in theindependent.sg. Singaporeans and their children are harshly and cruelly punished by this vicious one side trade agreement called CECA. Any MP that did not speak up against it does not deserve the support of the electorate and should be voted out for not looking after the interest of Singaporeans. They have been sleeping for 14 years. No, they have ignored the interest and well being of the Singaporeans for 14 years.

Some idiots claimed that this is not true, no Singaporeans have lost their jobs because of CECA and demand proof for saying this. When one is in power one can say anything, black is white and no one can say otherwise. How to prove this?

The damage is not simply the loss of jobs and income. The adverse effects are more than meet the eyes. Many Singaporeans have lost confidence in themselves, emotional and psychological distress and seeing themselves as failures, unable to support their parents for bringing them up, unable to support their families and children, unable to get a job is so intimidating and humiliating to the person as an individual. And to see the foreign thrashes coming in in plane loads and getting jobs so easily can be very sickening and hurting.

Many are suffering from psychological problems, the loss of self worth, hiding themselves at home, ashamed of themselves, no longer believing in themselves. The negative impact on these Singaporeans is unacceptable and unpardonable on those twits that signed this silly agreement against the interest of Singaporeans. This CECA agreement is as good as selling Singapore and the interest of Singaporeans for money. Singapore can be sold if the price is right. Singaporeans can go to hell, make way for foreigners in the name of money and economic growth. Some in this blog are also expounding the view that Singapore is more important than Singaporeans. Singaporeans do not matter, only the existence of Singapore matters.

Singapore, one of the four tigers of Asian economy built by Singaporeans, the best workforce in the world, now is facing a demoralised Singaporean workforce, being pushed around by third world pariah workers called talents by their own kind that brought them in. Can you believe this, Singaporeans being bullied and seen as useless and unemployable by the fucking foreigners that were brought into their own country by CECA?

How sad and pathetic when politicians could not see further than their nose except for the million dollar pay they are getting. As long as they can be paid their millions, who cares who would happen to Singapore and the Singaporeans.

Singaporeans must seriously think about replacing those people that want to replace them with foreigners. It is your future and well being that are at stake. Think carefully.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuclear option - Desperation or suicidal tendency?
So much efforts and resources are required to put out one single fire in one single building! How much more efforts and resources will be required in a war where Singapore is bombarded with all sorts of bombs from the air and from long-range ground artillery weapons and missiles?

What about the idea floating around, as test balloons, to build a NUCLEAR Power plant in Singapore? (An indication of the suicidal tendency of some cancerous cells working very hard in someone's brain?)
December 11, 2019 7:02 pm

The above is posted by Frog Outside Glass in his comments on the fire in Tuas yesterday. He said '
It took about 130 Fire-fighters and 34 Emergency Vehicles to put out the fire after 6 hours.' This is how big the effort was to bring down a fire of a factory. If it were a fire in a nuclear station, what would happen? There have been a few nuclear accidents that resulted in the closing down of the area around the nuclear station that were many times bigger than this island, ie, when there is a nuclear disaster in Singapore, if we are brave or foolish enough to play with it, there is no where to run.

Singapore has a lot of very brave men and women that are still toying with the idea that we should and could have a nuclear station in the future. Maybe too much money have been spent in this project and disbanding the organisation and staff is too costly and very wasteful and maybe a lost of pride for making such a failed decision. Maybe it is desperation for want of a better reason that die die must have a nuclear station. Or maybe as suggested by Frog Outside Glass, these people have a suicidal tendency, not the people in the island. Or maybe they think they could scoot off first before the disaster and feel very safe to risk the life of all the people in the island.

Whatever, human problem cannot be avoided. Whatever can go wrong would go wrong. But when people are too clever, think they are too clever, they will throw caution to the wind. When successful in their life time, no accident, they will claim glory for themselves. When disaster happens, they would not be around to answer them.

What do you think? A good and clever idea to have a nuclear station in this piece of rock? Why would we need such a power source? Why are we so desperate for it? Why? Because some idiots wanted to squeeze 10m, 20m people on this island? Is this necessary?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee Kuan Yew being ridiculed and disrespected so soon after his death
The family feud of Lee Kuan Yew is still brewing. I am not taking sides and do not want to be involved. What saddens me is that Lee Kuan Yew was the founding father or one of the founding fathers of modern Singapore. It is written in our history books. The least Singaporeans can do for him is not to badmouth him when he can no longer defend himself.

Today, everywhere, in the main media and social media, Lee Kuan Yew is like an old useless football being kicked around by anyone as they like it. He has been called senile, easily misled, did not know what he was doing in his last few years alive. He cannot read, cannot understand law, cannot understand a legal document like his own will even when he was the one that wanted it changed. And people around him could do anything they wanted with him as if he was a walking dead. Were these true?

What happened to the tough and sharp talking double honours top politician from Cambridge University Law School? Are Singaporeans expected to believe this is the Lee Kuan Yew they admired and held in deference, the man that ruled Singapore and brought Singapore from the Third World to the First World, highly regarded as a world leader?

If this saga goes on like this, soon this founding father of Singapore would have been so belittled to a point that Singaporeans would lose all respect for him, thinking and believing that he was a senile old man, a foolish man and could be easily misled while still alive. Dragging this man over a pool of mud is very disrespectful and unbecoming.

Let' spare this man and his good name and stop tarnishing him so soon after his death. Have some respect for the man even if you dislike him or disagree with him.

My God, when would this nonsense stop?

PS. This is reported in TRE in an article by Lim Tean

The Straits Times today have reported that sales of LKY coins and copper busts were stopped just hours after launch due to online criticism from netizens.

From the ST article ‘Many netizens criticised the latest launch, saying the medallions and busts in Mr Lee’s likeness went against his wishes, as he had said he did not want to be memorialised.

Facebook user Dereth Tan wrote: “Didn’t the late Mr Lee explicitly (express) his wish to not be idolised in such a way? Why is this simple request being disrespected?”

Some thought the use of his image was political in what could be an election year, while others said it was in poor taste to profit from his image through the sale of medallions and busts.’
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Singapore expels racists and trouble makers
Avijit Das Patnaik, the Singapore permanent resident who shared on social media an image of a Singapore flag being ripped to reveal an Indian flag has come under fire for accusing Singapore of having racist practices.

The 46-year-old who is originally from India took to LinkedIn to criticise Singapore.

In a post on Tuesday (May 19), he claimed Singapore is practicing racism by separately reporting Covid19 cases as numbers of foreigners and numbers of locals and permanent residents.

The former vice-president at DBS started his post with the hashtag ‘#RacismBeginsWithsingapore’.

Above pic and quotes are from www.theindependent.sg.

Recently we have many incidents when new citizens, PRs and foreigners working here because of our kindness, graciousness and generosity or stupidity, took liberty accusing Singapore as a racist country, with the Chinese majority being the centre of these attacks. It is really regrettable that these ungratefuls sought to smear Singapore and the majority Singaporeans here after being given a chance to good jobs, good life, good pay (and for stealing our jobs and lunch), to spew hate against us.

The govt cannot ignore these allegations and wild accusations without reacting and continue to sleep and think this would go away, or not important, never mind, these are very nice people. There is no reason to be generous and kind to asses, especially the racist type and continue to let them live here and work here and stirring shit. These shits should go to the USA and enjoy the racism there.

I would suggest that the govt put its foot down once and for all by making these mischievous racists persona non grata, withdraw their citizenship, their PRs, their Employment Pass or Work Permit and deport them, ban forever from entering Singapore again. And if they are caught re entering Singapore under a new passport, a new identity, mandatory caning and imprisonment before throwing them out of Singapore.

Singapore cannot live with the 'Stupidity has no cure' mentality, allowing these racist asses to attack us as and when they like after we have been so kind to them. Fuck them all.

Below is from www.theindependent.sg on what MOM did to foreigners violating safe distancing rules, work pass revoked, deported and banned from working in Singapore. Which is more damaging, smearing Singapore of being racist or violating safe distancing rules?

'Singapore — The Ministry of Manpower has, in a statement issued on Monday (June 1), given the assurance that foreigners who violate safe distancing rules will have their work passes revoked “regardless of nationality”....

Singaporeans reacting to the photos urged the Government to deport the expats who blatantly broke the law, just as it deported foreign workers who flouted circuit breaker measures.

In April, the ministry revoked the work passes of 24 foreign workers, deported them and permanently banned them from working in Singapore after they breached the safe distancing rules. They were caught eating, drinking and gathering in groups near Tuas View Square.'

To stop all the spurious and mischievous accusations, fake news and smearing of Singapore, the govt needs to deport these racists from our shores, put the news on the front page of the media to send a message to the racists that this is unacceptable and would not be tolerated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racism is a very serious accusation
Local playwright Alfian Sa’at has expressed revulsion at a photo of Raffles Institution (RI) donning blackface and mocking their schoolmate for his complexion. Mr Alfian, who is perhaps most well-known for his plays ‘Cooling Off Day’ and ‘Cook a Pot of Curry’, is an RI alumnus himself.

The group blackface photo, which was taken in 2016, shows a student who is believed to be of Sri Lankan descent squatting in front of a paper bag that bears his name and the words “whitening kit”. About 10 schoolmates wearing black facial masks can be seen surrounding him, holding various items like a bottle of Nivea whitening lotion, deodorant, fake cash and a photo shopped poster of the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Above was posted in www.theindependent.sg.

George Floyd and many black Americans and coloured people were victims of extreme racism in the USA and some European countries, including UK, France and Australia. Racism in these countries are very real and can cost lives or being beaten up, not just for fun. They don't poke fun at the colour of a person's skin, but will beat up the person or abuse and kill him/her.

In Singapore we often heard of racism being used when things like the above photo is shown. A fancy dress nite at a Dinner and Dance when participants put up brown faces was also attacked as racism. A promotional ad when a person of a different race dressed up as different races was also deemed as racism. I can understand the sensitivity of people who perceived that their colour has become the brunt of a joke. But in many of these cases in Singapore, racism was the furthest in the thoughts of the people involved, like the photo above. Many of the Chinese Singaporeans are oblivious of race. To them they have no race except a nationality, Singaporean. They have accepted the four official racial groups as part and parcel of life here and never think anything more than to it.

Look at the above photo again. These are young innocent youths were just having a little fun among themselves. Racism was the furthest thing in their minds. There was no intent to hurt, to belittle their friend or to be racist. To flag this up as racism is going a bit too far. It is mischief. Do not be consumed by fakery and false accusation. Racism is hate, intentional hate. There must be the element of intent to be labelled as racism. Grow up.

Many of the young Chinese here do not identify themselves as Chinese. They have no race in their vocabulary or in their lives. They only see themselves as Singaporeans. How can such people with no race be racist? Please do not demonise these youths as racists. Using whitening cream is not racist. Women of all colours use them. Many Chinese women use them to be fairer in the name of vanity.

While we should be sensitive to the feelings of the minorities, the minorities must also be sensitive to the majority and should not abuse the race label to smear or attack the majority when there was no intent to be racist or to cause hurt. Does anyone hear the statement, 'Black is beautiful'? Would the blacks be offended by this term? They coined it themselves.

Every colour is beautiful in its own way. Every colour is ugly when the intent is mischievous. Yellow has also been used as a racist term against the Chinese. But the Chinese would not react every time the word yellow is used. Everyone should be proud of his own ethnic and racial identity and colour. One should only be offended when there is intent to offend by referring to one's ethnicity, culture, religion or colour in acrimonious ways.

It is equally dangerous to live in a society where there is intolerance and people screaming racism at the slightest reference to race and colour. Often the people screaming racism are the real racists themselves and playing victims to attract attention. If the slightest reference to colour is offensive, then no one should be allowed to mention black, brown, yellow, white or use such colours to represent anything in life as they are offensive to sensitive people.

Be sensitive yes, but it is equally important to note the intent. Colour is about everything in life. Colour makes life interesting and provides varieties for expression. Colour itself is never meant to be offensive. It is only offensive when a mischievous person is using it with the intent to hurt. Stop being ultra sensitive when it is unnecessary and unintentional. Face racism when it is real and speak up against it. Do not misuse or abuse the term racism as a weapon to stir shit.

PS. If one does not understand the meaning of racism, look at the USA, Australia, look at Malaysia and Indonesia, where one can be beaten up or killed because of the colour of his skin, where racism is institutionalised, sanctioned by law in govt policies. Do not go and pick on the young having a little fun among themselves and called that racism. It is irresponsible and dangerous.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another racist shit stirrer
Singapore – A woman, whose comments on Facebook that she was called “black” when she growing up have annoyed some people, has been strongly urged not compare the situation in Singapore with that in the United States.

In response to a post of a man sharing conversations with his daughter regarding discrimination, Ms Marie Sita noted that she too was called “black” when she was growing up because of her skin tone.

“Not only Chinese and Malay but also Chinese teachers” made fun of her, she said.

She felt that the topic of racism is not talked about enough in Singapore. “We will no longer be silenced or ignored,” she said and that the Government “must acknowledge” the issue. She added:

“Indians feel as discriminated and unjustified as ‘Blacks’ feel in (the) US.”

The only difference between the two countries, she said, is the US government having no control over its law-enforcers. “In Singapore, it’s no better from name-calling to job applications,” she added.


Members of the online community, annoyed by the comments, strongly urged her not to compare the minorities in Singapore with those in the US.

These are some of the responses to her comments.


The above are from www.theindependent.sg

In Singapore, often the Chinese majority are being attacked and accused of racism. The minorities are so nice, never called Chinese names, and that is why the Chinese never accused the minorities of calling them names and being racists.

Is that true? What to you think? If the Chinese were half as racists as the Americans, you think the minorities would be so bold and wild to attack the Chinese for being racists everyday with the slightest comment, or be cowered in fear like the blacks in the USA?

The govt must step in to stem out these wild allegations by racists pretending to be victims and being hurt for any little things on colours. If this is allowed to continue unchecked, then Singaporeans would have to live with another silly myth that this is a racist country.

Don't we have enough silly myths being perpetuated by the charlatans, ie the myths that foreigners are here to create jobs for Singaporeans, foreigners are talents, foreigners help us to grow our economy, without foreigners we would become a third world country, like them? The truth is that these foreigners would be jobless, unemployed if Singapore did not offer them a job here if they remain in their third world countries. Now because of these silly myths, the foreigners are looking down on Singaporeans, despising Singaporeans, bullying and attacking Singaporeans as if we owe them a living.

Stop all these silly myths and bring back some pride in being Singaporeans and not to be looked down upon by third world low lives.

If the majority keeps on keeping quiet and allowed the racists to attack them freely at the slightest excuses, then the attacks will keep coming at them. Do not take body blows quietly and let them pass. You are only emboldening them to attack you more. Speak out and put a stop to it. Or else like they said, 'see, they never say anything, so it must be true'.
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Is Singapore creating more low paying jobs for Singaporeans and high paying jobs for foreigners?
In the fourth of a series of National Broadcasts, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday (June 14) that the Government will intensify its efforts to bring the best foreign talent to Singapore.

His comments come as Singaporeans, who were already worried about foreign competition, face an unprecedented loss of jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking about the Government’s plans to improve Singapore’s infrastructure for the next generation, Mr Chan said: “We will also intensify the efforts to attract the best ideas and talent to compete on our side, and complement our strengths.

“Initiatives like the Global Innovation Alliance connect us with talent hubs across the world. We will make ourselves a more attractive safe harbour for talent, ideas and intellectual property, to grow more businesses and create better jobs.”

The minister, who is also the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Second Assistant Secretary-General, added: “Competition is intense. Talented people, including our own, can go anywhere.”


Above is reported in www.theindependent.sg. Just a few days back the govt plastered the media with the message that Singapore is spending billions to create jobs for Singaporeans. But most of these jobs are trainee level jobs or relatively low paying jobs as there was not such remarks about jobs to attract talents. Now compare this with this nonsense about bringing in more foreign talents ie high paying jobs. Is the govt thus creating low paying jobs for Singaporeans and high paying jobs for foreigners?

Another question, if the foreign talents are brought in to fill high paying jobs, and the jobs are local in nature, ie local market, local customers, local competitors, is there a need to hire more talented foreigners for such jobs to compete with local talents to do jobs that operate in the local environment? If the jobs created are to compete in the international market for more business and revenue, that is understandable.

There is no need to hire super foreign talent to run chicken rice stalls to cater to domestic supply and demand, to compete against another local chicken rice stalls. Even if one is literally selling chicken rice overseas, who are the competitors for chicken rice? Singaporeans, not foreigners. Foreigners wanting to eat chicken rice must eat Singaporean chicken rice. Is this too difficult to understand? There is no need to hire foreign talents, to pay them million, to run the public transport system or taxi system when the business is the domestic market. Many businesses are domestic in nature and there is absolutely no need for foreign talents. Why need foreigners to run the postal system, why need foreigners to be our local bank managers, MRT, buses etc etc

I can't believe that we have fools that are so happy to hire foreign talents and pay them millions to operate in the local market to make money from the local consumers, to compete with other local businesses. Unless these foreign talents are to fight with the best in the world for international market and foreign revenue, what the fuck is there a need to hire such foreign talents and be paid in the millions? Foreigners tua kee is it? Just because some demi gods said so, everyone blindly think this is the recipe for the well being of Singapore. There must be certain criteria and conditions to demand for foreign talents. Do not sacrifice the interests of Singaporeans by replacing them with foreigners.

Even the CEO job of a bank, if the business is local, does not require a foreign talent and paying multi million dollar salary when the job and pay could be given to a local talent. Even if the business has some overseas offices, it does not necessarily require a foreign talent as the business is mainly for businesses operating from here, and the customers are from here and any business generated is due to comparative advantages, captured business and nothing really got to do with foreign talent and expertise.

It is so stupid to everyday yelling about hiring foreign talents and wasting taxpayers money when such money could be used to pay Singaporeans. Why don't the govt hire more foreign talents to take over the govt, in political appointments like ministers as well? How many of the foreign talents hired are actually running another chicken rice stall here? There is no need to have a gold plated chicken rice stall run by foreign talents and to charge more and the people paying more for another plate of gold plated chicken rice.

There are many myths that are just myths and must be discarded. And this fetish fad of hiring foreign talents must be reexamined to see if they really make sense and contribute to the productivity of the country, the interests of Singaporeans, and generating more revenue in terms of foreign revenue and not taxing more on the people.

Good jobs must go to Singaporeans, not foreigners unless there are exceptional reasons for doing so. No one must be allowed to sell out the interests of Singaporeans to benefit foreigners. We do not owe the foreigners a living. Think, don't just simply follow old mantras wholesale.

Singapore is for Singaporeans not foreigners. Think Singaporean first. And stop the crap of giving instant pink IC to foreigners and call them Singaporeans.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racist Singapore?
Singapore—Wake Up, Singapore, a political website run by a “community of young activists” asked on its Facebook page on June 18 why the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) “doesn’t allow” Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to be the Prime Minister.

Why doesn't the PAP allow Tharman to be PM?
Posted by Wake Up, Singapore on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mr Tharman, the Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, also served as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2011 to 2019, until he was replaced by Heng Swee Keat. He’s a well-beloved and highly respected political leader.

In a 2019 poll on social media which had nearly 20,000 respondents, an overwhelming 92 percent of voters said they would choose Mr Tharman over Mr Heng to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and become the nation’s next head of Government. A survey from this publication, as well as a Blackbox survey commissioned by Yahoo Singapore, had similar results.

Abdullah hightailed about the popularity of Mr Tharman and asked Mr Heng, “Is it Singapore who is not ready for a non-Chinese prime minister, or is it the PAP (the ruling People’s Action Party) who is not ready for a non-Chinese prime minister?”

Mr Heng said that Singapore might not be ready yet for a non-Chinese Prime Minister, especially those from older generations. He said that from his “own experience in walking the ground, in working with different people from all walks of life, is that the views — if you go by age and by life experience — would be very different,” but added, “I do think that at the right time when enough people think that we may have a minority leader, a minority who becomes the leader of the country, that is something that we can all hope for.”

The above is posted in www.theindependent.sg.

The questions raised in the above comments, Is Singapore ready for a non Chinese PM or Is the PAP ready for a non Chinese PM? Which question is more relevant?

Similarly I would like to ask the following two questions. Is Singapore ready to flood the country with Indians from India? Or is the PAP ready to flood the island with Indians from India?

What is the population of Singapore, I mean Singaporeans? 3.5m? What is the size of Indians and Bangladeshis in Singapore, excluding Singaporean Indians? 500,000 or 1m?

Why is the PAP so comfortable with so many Indians in Singapore but not comfortable with an Indian PM? Or why are Singaporeans so comfortable in having so many Indians in Singapore but not an Indian PM? Which is the more relevant question?

What is the real issue? What is more problematical or treacherous to Singaporeans or to the PAP?

What do you think?

And here are some comments from www.theindependent.sg

This was reflected in the answers given by netizens to the question posed by Wake Up, Singapore.
Fazlena Kaswadi wrote, “According to their bubble survey, they say sporean not ready for non-chinese pm. Only in Singapore is this kind of discrimination legal and accepted.”
Mohan Tamilmaran commented, “Cos the PAP wants us to think that Spore, being Chinese majority, is not ready for a non-Chinese PM. Yet the govt deems it so important that the a President should be Malay, never mind whether or not Spore is ready.”

Another netizen, going by the name of YA AO As, answered, “They are afraid of letting go of a family business.”

One comment zeroed in on how intelligent Mr Tharman is. Lalli Maniam wrote, “Tharman is very smart, not like the ones who are sitting there and saying one can have Cotton from the sheep ”
Another netizen seems to believe so highly in Mr Tharman that he said if the Senior Minister ever formed a “team” on his own, he would win.
Thng Felix commented, “Tharman shd form a team by himself and contest in the Election for the betterment of all Singsporeans…he will win . I will vote for him 100%”
Others also wrote of him in glowing terms.

Adrian Ng wrote, “very obvious tharman is much more pm calibre than any of the 4G.The way he express n carry himself is PM material.”

PS. If I were to recommend an immigration policy to the govt, my position, not more than 50,000 nationals from any particular country would be allowed to work here at any particular time. This is not about racism but about national security.

Having too big a foreign population is an existential threat to the country and a threat to the social security and harmony of the people. Can't imagine having hundreds of thousands of them from any particular country working here at one time.

This is truly Stupidity has no Cure Disease in action.
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