PM Lee rebuffed offer by netizen to share photos of elderly collecting rubbish and cardboards with him?
Posted by temasektimes on May 3, 2012
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has rebuffed a sincere offer by a netizen to share his personal collection of photos of elderly Singaporeans collecting rubbish and cardboards with him.
In his latest post on Facebook, PM Lee shared a photo taken by a photographer Sam Kang Li of his neighbors in his HDB estate and urged Singaporeans to follow his example to promote community bonding:
“I hope other Singaporeans come up with similarly creative ideas, to build friendship and community among ourselves.”
One netizen replied immediately offering to share some photos he had taken with PM Lee:
“I have taken many photos of elderly still working as rubbish collectors, cardboard collectors, toilet cleaners, waiters, beggars, living off the street. Sir, I am wondering if you would be interested to take a look at the photos too?”
There was no response from PM Lee and the comment was deleted minutes later:
It is not known who deleted the comment – PM Lee or his team managing his Facebook page. However, other comments from new citizens and foreigners were allowed to remain while those critical ones from Singaporeans were deleted.