PM Lee asks Singaporeans to fly national flag with ‘pride’
Posted by temasektimes on August 2, 2012
With National Day around the corner, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on Singaporeans to fly their national flag as the obvious dearth of public display of flags in the HDB heartland is causing much embarrassment to the government.
In a comment posted on his Facebook this morning, PM Lee wrote:
“National Day is around the corner. Always glad to see Singaporeans flying our flag with pride – outside their flats, from their cars, even on their Facebook profile pics. Have just changed my cover and profile photos. Hope you will add an e-flag to your profile photo too!”
Unfortunately, not many Singaporeans appear to share his enthusiasm.
Sugu Maran replied almost immediately:
“I don’t see many flags outside flats unless they are put up by RC or grassroots people.”
Wong Teng concurred:
“Most of the flats hung outside the flats are mostly donne by your RC members. I dun see anyone puting a Singapore flag into the car yet and from what I had seen now in this comment page, only 2 of them had put the Singapore flags in their facebook profile picture.Stop deceiving yourself and said only the “good” things.”
Bruce Wee does not mince his words:
“Please go around neighborhood and see for yourself. The number of flags displayed is pathetically low. You failed big time as a leader in this aspect when most are not proud to be a Singaporean.”
The number of national flags hung by Singaporeans during National Day has obviously decreased with each passing day as the relentless influx of immigrants continue to dilute Singapore’s nascent national identity to beyond any recognition.