General Elections 2011 had created a uproar.Presidential election, too. Now, I’m not very sure….if SunXu hit jackpot with his “dog” comment.
As technology advanced, our lives changed too. We have significantly grown to become more outspoken. Maybe….we all already know…the power we hold.
And Yes, I’ve read SO SO SO many articles about the current SunXu incident. Tweets, blogs, news—Everywhere.
I had a conversation with my malaysian friend just this afternoon regarding this issue during lecture
Me: Have you heard about the recent PRC student uproar in Singapore?
Friend: Yup. Heard from my rommie. Like my rommie said, I don’t know why Singaporeans are creating such a scene. He apologized , yeah?
Me: * blah blah about scholarships and stuffs*
Friend: then it’s the government’s problem already what
Okay. In my humble opinion, I think the point is not about how trivial this incident is, in fact, its about how SunXu had dealt with this at the very beginning and also because he had been sponsored for his education since secondary school(FREE EDUCATION) which the majority of the local students had to pay for.
I can relate to the outcries of those articles circulating around on the net. As a student, as a singaporean, as the Y-generation ——I feel them.
But I definitely do not agree to what our MP Mr Baey Yam Keng had said.
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Infuriated. I know our MP Mr Baey meant all good. But am I the only one who felt that even though he apologized, he still TRIED to prove his point right? Seriously, am I the only one?
Urm…I was definitely not hurt but insulted. Like…. are we moronic?
I am learning to appreciate my government, you know?
You want to give scholarships and free educations to all people except your own, okay, no choice, government’s decision.
You want to give out easy PRs to people (even with fake certs)—fine. you go ahead.
and yet at times like this, no government bodies stand out to say something. OH…Mr Baey said something…..we had to reflect.
We’ve chosen YOU to be OUR government because we TRUST you can protect YOUR PEOPLE’s interest.
It’s just like your mother being biased towards other kids and exclaimed ” AIYO WHY YOU SO CUTE! CUTER THAN MY DAUGHTER./AIYO WHY YOU SO SMART! SMARTER THAN MY SON!”
Like Mr Baey had said in his statement “im trying to give the benefit of doubt” to my mother’s exclamation. Maybe that’s because she HAD to do that in front of other parents, but she will never know, those words had already damaged parts of the child’s heart.
The whole episode boils down to the government. One thing I know for sure, we are unhappy. Unhappy with how tax payers money have been used to nurture somebody who had just recently bitten our butts.
I know nuts about strategies in providing scholarships for these foreign students, I just want to say….. with lesser scholarships given out, more money could be channeled to providing more tuition subsidy for local students. Singaporeans will always have a heart of a Singaporean. There’s a saying goes, roots go deep.
I am no expert in politics or whatsoever, but I know…if we continue to get slapped in the ass by those people whom Singapore has been providing free education or jobs or whatsoever, and nobody speak up for us….We’ll definitely flock to those people who will speak up for their own people 5 years later.
We’re living in the 21st century. Games are being played in a different manner.
In a confused state…Booo