Or why when my handphone won’t work when S’pore stops 2G service next year, I’ll get a Google Pixel.
Taz the least that I can do when Google, has pledged its commitment to the Pink Dot event (Let me be clear, I’m a singleton but I’m not a LGBT and if I were I certainly shout it out over the roof-tops. )
“We’ve been proud supporters of Pink Dot since 2011 and we will continue to show our commitment to diversity and inclusion. So, we will apply for a permit to support Pink Dot in 2017 if required by this new regulation. We hope that these new rules will not limit public discussion on important issues,” said a Google spokesperson on Friday (Oct 21).
As I wrote last year
Let’s see if these ang mohs got balls and walk the talk, or kowtow because there’s good money to be made here. From their responses so far (They followed the S’porean practice of sitting down and shutting up), they’ll kowtow. In particular, the three investment bank sponsors (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Barclays) are always after SWFs, TLC and GLCs biz
MNCs behaving like their local fans
An FT columnist wrote:
I contacted the 10 most prominent sponsors to ask whether they planned to support Pink Dot next year. Barclays, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, BP, Bloomberg and Twitter said they had nothing to say.
Facebook and Apple did not reply. Google said: “We’ve been proud supporters of Pink Dot since 2011.”
GE said: “We respectfully voice our support for equality in countries where we do business, consistent with governing laws and customs.”
Neither said whether it would support the event next year.
And here’s a constructive, nation-building suggestion for the organising committee. Show S’poreans that the LGBT movement here is not a vover for a CIA or MI6 plot to subvert our Asian values: crowd source money from locals and publicise the amounts raised.
But this could backfire because I’m sure the LGBT crowd here are real S’poreans: cheapos not willing to pay for the biggest pick-up event in the region: a region where homosexuality is haram and where unlike S’pore people can be killed for being LGBT.
Thinking about it, the LGBTs should be a solid vote bank for the PAP given that their “deviancy” is no excuse for assaulting or murdering them. But then being real S’poreans, they are not grateful people.