Sunday, July 22, 2012
PM's warning on fault lines in our society
The link to the article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/pm-lee-warns-of-new-cracks-between-new-citizens--singaporeans.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
And here are some of the comments that have garnered more "likes"
And comments from an equivalent article from CNA
People are still angry. At least if they are not getting angrier there is a chance that the anger will simmer down over time. Sure the government created the problem and wanted us to solve it for them. The problem is that they cannot solve this alone but I think they are not very good at helping us help them either. However it looks like they are beginning to realize this. They really need to do better and quickly too because we are actually sitting on dry gunpowder.
It makes no sense for newly arrived Singaporeans to become exactly like us. We should influence each other but the end result is that they must be more like us than we like where they come from or we wold be lost, confused and irrelevant.
These newly arrived Singaporeans are more likely to succeed better than native born Singaporeans. It is only reasonable because they recognize that this is a place they can do well before they uproot and come here. Many of the their compatriots prefer to remain at home, some leave for other countries. The newly arrived are a self selected bunch for success, meanwhile local born Singaporeans if they choose to stay must make the best of what is available.
Fortunately for us, many countries are making it harder for outsiders to get in. This opens a fortuitous window for us to pacify the locals while at the same time restrict the inflow of foreigners. Indeed if we had not been so immigrant friendly, we would be worse off today. Yes, we shouldn't have open the flood gates so widely but that in the end is a judgement call.
It would really help to calm tempers if the government were more contrite. Their job would be very much easier.
Posted by PengYou at 2:05 PM