Majority of Singaporeans not proud of bronze medal won by China-born Feng Tianwei
Posted by temasektimes on August 2, 2012
Despite the tonnes of propaganda churned out by the state media day after day to glorify the bronze medal won by China-born Feng Tianwei at the London Olympics, the majority of Singaporeans are not proud of her achievements.
In an online poll conducted by Yahoo News, 77 percent of some 17,227 respondents polled say that they are not proud of a foreign import winning a medal at the Olympics.
Under the Multi-Million Dollars Award Programme, Feng is expected to pocket a cool S$200,000 after returning S$50,000 to the Singapore table-tennis association.
An increasing number of Singaporeans are questioning if Feng will stay in Singapore for good to contribute to the nation with many similar foreign talents like her ditching Singapore after making a quick buck here, among them footballer Egmar Goncalves, table-tennis player Zhang Xueling and shot putter Dong Enxin.
Feng was widely criticized by Singaporeans for throwing flowers at cheering PRC fans after her victory over Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa, a clear sign that she has not forgotten her motherland which is China and not Singapore.