On Facebook, I am also reminded that the people and the leaders of this country have different values. I only hope the separation is not as large as I am feeling viscerally. Either they come over to our side or they must figure a way to bring us over to theirs failing which I see difficult times ahead for this small island.
The Straits Times
ST Forum: Straits Times reader Liew Kai Khiun was disappointed to learn that Paralympics medal-winner Laurentia Tan received just $50,000 from the Singapore National Paralympic Council for her bronze medal win, compared with the $250,000 given for an Olympic bronze medal win.
"The very fact that Tan will be getting one-fifth of the cash reward for able-bodied Singaporean athletes reflects the lower regard for the contributions of our Paralympic representatives, even as the Government emphasises the need to build an inclusive society," Liew adds.
Read the letter here: http://bit.ly/SjjeQ7
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