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Why Sun Xu’s (孙旭) NUS scholarship should be revoked for the good of everyone, including Sun Xu

Posted by temasektimes on March 5, 2012

Name-calling is always bad. However, when mature adults indulge in this behavior, there is usually a good reason. Sometimes, it is absolutely unforgivable.

Hong Kongers call Mainland Chinese as locusts. In retaliation, a Beijing lecturer Kong Qingdong(孔庆东)called Hong Kongers as dogs. I can understand the frustration from both sides. However, when a foreign scholar who has benefited from Singapore’s generosity (8 years of free education when most Singaporeans graduate with heavy debts) can say “There are more dogs than humans in Singapore“, this is totally unforgivable.

Singaporeans must realize that we stand on the moral high ground in condemning Sun Xu (孙旭)’s ungrateful behavior. No Mainland Chinese in his right mind can support Sun Xu (孙旭). He has not only insulted Singaporeans but has brought shame to his family and his home country China. How can any Chinese or any human support him? When we scold Sun Xu(孙旭), we should take note not to extend the condemnation to other Chinese. Otherwise, we lose the moral high ground. Focus the fire on Sun Xu. The other PRC scholars and PRC foreigners in Singapore are innocent. 

Some prominent people whom I respect in Singaporean society said Singaporeans have gone too far in condemning Sun Xu (孙旭). They probably just read mainstream media and are not aware of the full situation. To judge Sun Xu (孙旭)’s sincerity, see what was his initial reaction when asked by a Chinese tabloid about his remarks. His answer was “I am only complaining. It is just a small matter and I do not want to blow it up. Anyway, I have already deleted the comment.” The worst is this: when a fellow blogger warns Sun Xu (孙旭) to take down his dog comment because Singapore patriot Alex Tan may come after him (which he did by making a police report), his written reply in black and white was “I will wait for him with a dagger“.

Sun Xu (孙旭) has apologized. Of course he will apologize to protect himself. He is only 2 months away from graduation and is afraid that his scholarship will be revoked. He is apologizing for self-preservation. Do you think he would have apologized if he were some S-Chip CEO residing in China and the local authorities cannot do anything about him?

For the good of everyone including Sun Xu (孙旭), I sincerely think his scholarship must be revoked. This is what we Singaporeans owe to the Chinese people and Sun Xu (孙旭)’s parents. The reasons are written in Chinese because it was written from the perspective of a Chinese citizen.

如果我是中国人,我觉得这种忘恩负义之徒是家耻国辱 。放你到国外发展,就算不能为国争光,至少不要丢尽我们的脸面。受惠不浅,不懂得知恩图报,还象疯狗似的反咬恩人一口。养狗八年,这只畜牲至少会成为主人 最忠诚的朋友。你简直是猪狗不如。你他妈的还敢到中国大使馆求救?要丢脸你一个人丢,你即敢要国家陪你一起丢脸?

话说回来,一个好好的人,状元之才,为什么新加坡用了八年时间把他教育成这个样子?状元在华人社会是将来要当高官的。不懂得基本饮水思源,将来如何造福人 群,赢取民心,治国平天下?新加坡许多当官的都是状元出生,到底有几个是这般的高傲而目中无人呢?你们的MP说国人要自我反省,确实是要自我反省。

至于孙旭,希望新加坡利用这次事件好好的管教孙旭,给他一个严重的教训。取消奖学金,甚至新加坡国立大学将其开除,都好。孙旭读书聪明,可能是将来的领袖 人物。但是,一个没有品德的领导者,是社会祸害。对于父母更重要。不懂得饮水思源长大肯定成不孝子。人交给你们,你们得好好帮中国管教。这是你们该做的。

还有,我有个建议。中华民族留下不少圣贤书。多让你们学生读。

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6 Responses to “Why Sun Xu’s (孙旭) NUS scholarship should be revoked for the good of everyone, including Sun Xu”

  1. […] He HAS apologized for the remarks he made. But sometimes, that just ain’t enough. You don’t call degrade someone – or someONES, an entire nation, in this case –  and just say sorry. That’s like stabbing someone in a vital area and saying ‘oops sorry’. Full story: http://temasektimes.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/why-sun-xus-%E5%AD%99%E6%97%AD-nus-scholarship-should-b… […]

  2. Ben Liu said

    To me, as a Singaporean. Let me say this

    ” The Sun Xu Saga continues on today and it seems that everyone particularly the Singaporeans in the country are totally upset over this matter and his statement.At first I was really angry at Sun Xu but right now I don’t feel pity or any hate for Sun Xu as how I feel about Sun Xu is a kid who is a spoil brat and not taught properly by his parents. In Chinese Culture, the person’s character and the way he present himself is due to his parents which in turn to say his parents have not taught him well, ” 沒家教 “.

    I personally felt that Sun Xu is totally immature as he though that simple comments calling wouldn’t be hold responsible and accountable for the things he do or say. For example calling “There are more dogs than humans in Singapore“ and the another ” Alex Tan may come after him and his written reply in black and white was “I will wait for him with a dagger “. Which it was totally uncalled for and resulting the whole country to be upset with him and a police case to be brought forth against him. It would seem otherwise and taking a huge bashing from this incident would actually stress him totally out mentally.

    If I have a chance to meet him and I would tell him ” Don’t bite the hand that feeds you “, Looking from bashing that the Singaporean People have given him it would seems to be sure that his Scholarship would be revoke after all. Revoking his Scholarship would be a stern punishment to him but on another point as a person, studies are important to anyone likewise If I am a parent today, I would want the best for my child. I felt that his scholarship to be revoked and if he wants to graduate he should made to pay for his NUS expenses and fees if he wants to graduate from NUS.

    I sincerely hope that Sun Xu would use this as a reminder to learn from his mistakes and likewise be a much more better person out there.
    We all know that there are rotten apples among the bad apples, as to say there are the worst of the PRC Chinese that I have seen and there are some of the Nice and Sweetest PRC Chinese people out there as it would apply the same thing to us Singaporeans.

    I don’t represent all my Countryman and Singaporeans but let’s us close this Chapter and move forward.”

    Majulah Singapura
    Ben Liu

  3. Action speaks louder than words, Words strike deeper than a dagger

  4. ken lee said

    Majulah Singapura! yes! Majulah Singapura! here is Singapura!

  5. t.S said

    k la, just withdraw his scholarship since he graduate soon and let him earn a lesson. His reputation gonna be smelly ready. To me he is a destroyer of society, because of sun xu who create a very high tension in between PRC and Local actually can felt it easily.

    Singapore gov always encourage us to build a harmony society regardless of race and nationalities. Due to his behavior, he already done the damage to our society. It was a serious matter, do not set a double standard on this issue.

  6. Siva said

    Whats the big deal? He was speaking the Truth… singapore mostly has dogs in it… like about 60% of em….

    why is everyone so angry about it? Its just the Truth…. :-/

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