PRC new citizen leader attacks Singaporeans for being ‘intolerant’ and ‘lazy’
Posted by temasektimes on July 28, 2012
In an interview with the New York Times, Wang Quancheng, the chairman of the Hua Yuan Association, the largest organization representing mainlanders blamed Singaporeans for their ‘intolerance’ and said many were simply ‘jealous’ that so many Chinese immigrate here with money in their pockets.
“Of course, the new arrivals are rich or else the government would have to feed them. Some locals are very lazy and live off the government. When new immigrants come, they think it is competition, taking away their rice bowls,” he said in a callous manner.
Recent events such as a fatal road traffic accident caused by a PRC Ferrari driver Ma Chi and an insensitive remark made by a NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu have incurred the ire of Singaporeans, fueling tensions between them and the PRC immigrants.
Though the major ethnic group in Singapore is Chinese, Singaporean Chinese are radically different from their mainland counterparts in every aspect – culture, language and mindset, a fact which was finally ‘realized’ by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lately.
In an interview with National Geographic magazine in 2009, Lee’s father – Singapore’s paramount leader Lee Kuan Yew proclaimed that it is a ‘good thing’ that Singapore is welcoming so many Chinese immigrants from China as they are ‘harder-driving’ and ‘harder-striving’ than locals.
*Above pic: PRC ‘FT’ scolding Singaporean aunties for occupying priority seats on a SBS Transit bus