PM Lee and DPM Teo to Singaporeans: Do not blame all foreigners for Bugis accident
Posted by temasektimes on May 17, 2012
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean have weighed in on the shocking Bugis accident caused by a PRC Ferrari driver Ma Chi, calling on Singaporeans not to target foreigners for it.
In a comment posted on his Facebook last night, DPM Teo wrote:
“Condolences to victims and families. Informed members that I’d told TP to be tougher on speeding/reckless driving. But shouldn’t blame all foreigners for this.”
His views were shared by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who posted his thoughts a day later:
“Agree with DPM Teo’s post about the Ferrari-taxi accident. Deeply saddened by the unfortunate loss of lives. My condolences to the victims and their families.”
The accident sparked a massive outcry among Singaporeans with many taking to cyberspace to vent their frustrations and anger at the government’s immigration policies.
According to Wikipedia, China has one of the highest road fatalities in the world with 445.9 fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles compared to Singapore’s 30.4.
DPM Teo should consider mandating foreign drivers pass our own driving tests before being allowed to drive on Singapore roads instead of simply dishing out harsher punishments on reckless driving.