This was published in the constructive, nation-building freesheet that is MediaCorp last week:
Can Singapore companies be globally competitive?
The United States has Apple. China has Alibaba. Japan has Toyota. Korea has Samsung.
Why doesn’t Singapore have a company or brand that is equally recognisable, globally?
This was written by
Larry Sim and See Wei Hwa are Tax Partner and Senior Tax Manager, respectively, at KPMG in Singapore. These are their own views.
What this piece shows is the ignorance or stupidity, or both, of the people working in KPMG.
In consumer brands, there’s S’pore Int’l Auntie. Admittedly her bottom and breasts are sagging when compared to her A-Rab counterparts but still SIA is still a global brand* like Alibaba, Apple, Samsung or Toyota. In fact SIA has been around longer as a global brand than Alibaba, Apple or Samsung. Yet the men from KPMG doesn’t know this fact. Stupid.
And taz’s not all.
In the global offshore marine industry, we have Keppel and SembCorp. In commodities, there’s Wilmar and Olam (And there was Noble).
And we don’t have “a company or brand that is equally recognisable, globally?” Stupid KPMG.
Sad that these people working in KPMG doesn’t know S’pore. Or that KPMG employs such stupid people. They FTs where the “T” stands for “Trash” isit? Or are they S’porean products of our education system?
Or is KPMG another nest of anti-PAP cybernut pests, like TRE or TOC? There is nothing good in S’pore worth praising is the attitude of these nuts.
And is KPMG juz another pretentious, shirty company that thinks it is the peer of a company like PwC?
*I was talking to the a retired SIA gal yesterday who still looks glamorous; she’s the mother of a 17-yr gal.