“Don’t let policies be dictated by uneducated, disgruntled locals” – PRC student tells PM Lee
Posted by temasektimes on April 30, 2012
The growing divide between Singaporeans and foreigners is becoming all too apparent on the Facebook of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of late even as government leaders continue to exhort Singaporeans day in and out to make the newcomers feel welcomed in Singapore.
While Singaporeans have been most vocal in criticizing Prime Minister Lee and his administration, foreigners and new citizens are his staunchest supporters, speaking up vociferously to defend him, one of whom is PRC student Tom Liu.
A posting by PM Lee this morning comparing Germany to Singapore brought a torrent of criticisms from Singaporeans who pointed out that the comparison is inappropriate.
However Tom Liu who claimed that he has been to Germany before defended PM Lee:
“What PM Lee said is the truth. Germany has a labor shortage and it went abroad to fill it….Singaporeans should stand behind the solution that the PAP proposes to sustain the standard of living.”
Tom Liu went further to urge PM Lee to ignore Singaporeans, echoing the words of another Filipino new citizen Angelo Marc Jandugan earlier:
“If I am only able to deliver one message to the Prime Minister, it is this: please don’t let your policies be dictated by uneducated, disgruntled locals! Singapore did not become a prosperous country by catering to the lowest common denominator!”
According to information on his Facebook, Tom Liu is currently studying in York University. It is not known if he is a MOE scholar or new citizen, but he does seem to ‘like’ many Singapore-related pages including PM Lee, Nicole Seah and the PAP’s Facebook pages.