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New citizens: Is the govt naive or cynical?

In Humour, Political governance on 09/08/2013 at 4:38 am

New citizen Raj may be attending something like this party (at tax-payers’ expense, but then he too pays tax) http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-31/other-news/40913953_1_singapore-island-indian-community-gala.

But I suspect, he and his family, are celebrating by desecrating our flag (the PRC flag “r” ours) in the most disgusting manner possible, while laughing at the PAP govt that gave him citizenship, and cooking a nasty smelling curry to upset their S.porean HDB neighbours. Lest readers forget, new citizen Raj boasted to TOC that his son was set to avoid NS while still being to then become a FT PR. I wish the defence minister would close this loop-hole. Instead he seems to prefer to play the DRUMS (Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears) to the beat of RAVI (Recriminations, Accusations, Vilifications & Insinuations (or is it Insults?).

Come to think of it, if Raj is such a devious man, he could be avoiding or evading paying his taxes. Taz talent for you.

Seriously, a friend who has spent many, many yrs working overseas, returning home ten yrs ago with a family, is not surprised that new citizens will be loyal to their new country.

He said although he had worked for many yrs in a foreign country, he wouldn’t have had the slightest hesitation to leave that country if there were problems there. Why should the govt here expect FTs to behave any differently, juz because they get S’pore citizenship, he asks? He said even if he had been given foreign citizenship, he would have cut and run if there was trouble. He doesn’t expect our new FT citizens to behave any differently. More fool the govt if it believes that they will defend S’pore, he says.

He made these points loud and clear when attending a session organised by a govt related think-tank. He actually wasn’t invited because it was organised for FTs. But his wife, a FT, received an invitation, and suggested to him that the event was his kind of do, especially as he would know many of the S’poreans from the think-tank. He did, including the boss.

So is the govt naive when it believes and assures us that new citizens will do the right thing by S’pore? Or is it cynical, wanting them only because it hopes they will drive economic growth by providing competition to local PMETs thereby keeping a cap on wage costs? Even some PAP MPs seem to think that FT provide unfair competition http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/local-pmets-continued-to-face-unfair-foreign-competition-say-mps

BTW, my friend tells me that his son will do NS, after he finishes poly. I had told him I was disappointed to hear Yaacob, the Spin and Malay minister, say several yrs ago that he would encourage his son to do NS. His son, like my friend’s son, can opt out of being a citizen, thereby avoiding NS.

Have a gd day. And don’t curse the PAP and LKY  today. They too are S’poreans. And Cursing or being angry at the PAP and LKY, is like cursing or being angry at a Sith Lord. It only makes them stronger. They thrive on hatred.

Don’t feel guilty if you enjoy the spectacle. You paid for it. Don’t feel guilty too if you don’t go to Hong Lim to protest celebrate the people’s way. S’pore’s a broad church and the PAP govt ain’t that intolerant.

Majullah Singapura to you.

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  1. i always feel any GOV. of the world if established for too long will become a Dynasty. And the Dynasty will have its group of Elites that become so rich that they have nothing “common” with the common people..Except to make sure the common people will continue to accept them (GOV) no matter what they do.
    Majulah Singapura! Happy Birthday Singaporeans.

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  3. Agree with Tony. Naive and manipulative. Full of religious or double talk. And the elites(kiasi kiasu) are bloody noisy…….same kind of people sucking up to each other assholes

  4. I thought you gonna “edit” out my “assholes story”

    One nation, many “edited” stories yes?

    Hey, real life is unlike what’s portrayed on TV(professionally edited programs) or stories professionally written/edited in Newspapers(very emo).

    If watching too much “reality shows” do not make a cynic out of you, you are indeed suited to join the K POP industry

  5. Is PM :Lee an effective CEO?How about the other world political leaders?like the Prime Minister of Malaysia?ASEAN,US,China,Russia,EU and the world
    What Makes an Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker Standard
    An effective executive does not need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve worked with over a 65-year consulting career were not stereotypical leaders. They were all over the map in terms of their personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and weaknesses. They ranged from extroverted to nearly reclusive, from easygoing to controlling, from generous to parsimonious.

    What made them all effective is that they followed the same eight practices:
    They asked, “What needs to be done?”
    They asked, “What is right for the enterprise?”
    They developed action plans.
    They took responsibility for decisions.
    They took responsibility for communicating.
    They were focused on opportunities rather than problems.

    Today正經話 2013-08-09

  6. Harr, after 50 years of PAPies bullshit and pseudo-countryism and crony-capitalism, I won’t be surprised if 99% of Sinkies will not hesitate to cut & run if there’s any hint of *big* trouble in s’pore. The only question is whether people have the ability & means to do so.

    Always has been throughout history and always will be. You think the majority of people in s’pore wanted to stick around in 1941/1942? They had no means to escape and simply went with the flow and caught up in the storm. Same as south Vietnamese when the north marched in. 99% didn’t bother to simply up and walk across the thai border. Or the romans when the barbarians were splitting skulls, raping and disembowelling their way into Italy 2000 yrs ago.

    PAPies are not naïve. They know exactly what the thinking of Sinkies and FTs, and what they can or cannot do. What they are able to do and unable to do. Their actions, speeches and policies are simply to take advantage of the peoples’ can/cannot, abilities/disabilities.

  7. Have to agree. Why?
    Didn’t the “OLD-MAN” said Singapore is not a NATION yet? Imagine after “social engineering” by the the LEE Dynasty for 48 years and still not a real NATION? In a way, what did the “OLD-MAN” and his cronies trying to do all these years? Just running Singapore as a Corporation? Don’t agree?
    Just look at all their current policies.

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