Law Society employee Nicholas Leong: It’s good to take MRT to connect with the ‘peasantry’
Posted by temasektimes on June 3, 2012
Taking MRT to school and work is an onerous daily task for most Singaporeans, but for some, it is merely an exercise to connect with the ‘peasantry’.
An employee of the Law Society Nicholas-Seth Leong posted a thread on his Facebook about taking MRT for the second time this year:
“I had a meeting this morning out of office. My boss told me we’d take the train down….I told him its the second time I’m taking MRT this year, its my first time in Clarke Quay MRT….”
He added that he could feel his own ‘angst’ riding with ‘common people':
“But I suppose its good to get the feel from the ground every now, and then to connect with the peasantry.”
According to his Linkedin account, Nicholas graduated from Temasek Polytechnic and is currently working as a ‘Customer Service Professional’ at the Law Society.
His comments caused a stir in cyberspace with many netizens criticizing him for being ‘elitist':
“Can someone tell me how does taking a train ‘every now and then’ connects u to the ground?” – Mira Azhari
” LOL … how to u even connect with ‘common people’ when u look down on them in the 1st place ? this guy a joke” – Kenny Ong