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Uncle Leong and cybernuts should sit down and shut up

In Economy on 14/05/2018 at 9:53 am

And if they have the balls and grace, they should praise the PAP administration for a far-sighted policy which they are forever criticising, misrepresenting and publishing fake news about: the policy of bringing in young FTs (mainly ethnic Chinese from neighbouring countries) to study here.

Dr Oh, who was formerly the political secretary of ousted leader Najib Razak, added: “Economic matters will always be prioritised. There are a number of Pakatan senior leaders, such as (DAP’s) Tony Pua and Ong Kian Ming who have had experience in Singapore such as having lived there, so they would have some inputs into Malaysian policy towards Singapore.”

Both Mr Pua and Mr Ong Kian Ming had studied in Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College in the Republic, on the Singapore Government’s Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations) scholarship programme.

Readers will know that I’m a critic of the PAP administration’s FTs by the cattle-truck load policy and the policy restricting locals getting into the local publicly funded universities. But, I’m a fan of  the Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations) scholarship programme and other programmes (such as allowing Johoreans easy access to schools here) bringing in young FTs (especially ethnic Chinese) from around the region and China.

One reason why the UK has great soft power is that many foreigners (self included) have fond memories of their student days in the UK. This is something that the govt here is trying to replicate (Hard work though, given the puritanical norms the PAP expects here: study here and no fun allowed.)

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