Aussie expat scolds Singapore NSmen: You are MORONS!!!
Posted by temasektimes on May 8, 2012
A seemingly innocuous discussion on rising ‘anti-foreigner’ sentiments among some Singaporeans on Facebook turned nasty with a heated exchange of words between an Australian expatriate working in Singapore and a group of Singapore NSmen, a sign of how sensitive the issue has become.
Parry has earlier chided Singaporeans to stop behaving like ‘babies’ prompting a sharp rebuke from a Singapore NSman Dennis Chua who asked him to ‘shut up’ if he did not serve National Service:
Dennis’ words touched a raw nerve on Parry who replied callously:
“Have you served National Service in Singapore?” <— that’s the only thing that SINGAPOREANS can ever retaliate with. What if I have? My opinion is still the same. What if a female made the same comment? MORONS…”
According to Troy Parry, he was born in Sydney and relocated to Singapore more than ten years ago:
Parry is a Singapore permanent resident, but has declined to take up Singapore citizenship, like many other foreigners who want to enjoy the ‘best of both worlds’ at the expense of Singaporeans, especially the men serving National Service to ensure they can make a decent living in a safe and stable environment.
Without ‘morons’ like us spending the most precious years of our youth defending and protecting Singapore, will they even come to Singapore in the first place?
Instead of showing some basic respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by Singaporean men, Parry found fit to lecture them and even hurled insults at them which made a mockery of repeated exhortations by PAP leaders to Singaporeans to welcome foreigners.
Speaking at a community forum lately, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said Singapore needs to pay extra attention to facilitating the new immigrants who are ready to sink roots here, so that they integrate into society more quickly.
“Singaporeans need to do their part to make newcomers feel welcome, and to help them imbibe the values that have made Singapore strong as a society,” he said.
Going by DPM Teo’s line of reasoning, Singaporeans should reflect on what they can do to make foreigners like Troy Parry feel welcomed in Singapore and maybe for a beginning, they should accept his ‘compliment’ that they are ‘MORONS’ as well.