Netizens put up local version of Hong Kong ‘locust ad’ to protest against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu
Posted by temasektimes on February 27, 2012
Creative Singapore netizens have put up an edited local version of Hong Kong’s famous ‘locust ad’ to protest against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu who sparked a nationwide outcry with his callous remark on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore.’
The full-page advertisement calling mainland Chinese ‘locusts’ was put up on Apple Daily in early February this year by a group of Hong Kong residents after recent controversial remarks made by Peking University professor Kong Qing Dong who called Hong Kongers “bastards” and “running dogs of the British government” when commenting on an earlier incident in which a mainland Chinese girl was reportedly told off by locals for eating on a Hong Kong train.
The Singapore version used the same background as the original one except changing Hong Kong’s skyline to ours:
“Do you want Singapore to spend $36,000,000 yearly to sponsor at least two thousand foreign scholars? Singaporeans also had enough! The locust plague has spread from Hong Kong to Singapore. Strongly request the PAP government to tighten the overly lax immigration policy! Stop immigrants from ‘invading’ Singapore uncontrollably! Protect the rights of Singaporeans and defend local culture. Strongly request NUS disciplinary committee to met out the most severe punishment to ingrate MOE scholar Sun Xu!”
Below is the original Hong Kong ad:
Unlike the gutsy Hong Kongers who dared to put up the ad and even march in the streets to make a stance, timid Singaporeans will probably just make a few ‘daft’ noises online and Sun Xu will get away with a ‘stern warning’ from NUS.