Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Such arrogance Bilahari Kausikan
This is from Monday's papers and looked like I only read in in the early hours of Tuesday. It is now Wednesday.
Bilahari Kausikan is a very smart fellow but humility is not one of his virtues. He could be so much more useful and effective if he was more understanding and empathetic.
I agree with Kausikan that this journalist was wanting. What was SPH doing? To cut them some slack perhaps they sent a rookie or worse a stand in who wasn't familiar with this area. I try too hard. Such ignorance from journalists is inexcusable.
On the other hand I felt his attitude toward the PhD student was wrong. Look, he got there by being in the good books of his professors, never mind that this is Singapore. If there is someone to blame it is the university and government who had allowed a political science department to be filled with foreign academics. Meanwhile our own political scientist like Chan Heng Chee was drafted to fight for our interests in the trenches.
Kausikan has such a big and fragile ego. His self esteem is all drawn from foreign policy otherwise there is no need to be so unkind. We are all different. If people are ignorant, kindly educate them. There is no need to get hot under the collar. They didn't choose to be uninformed.
Posted by PengYou at 8:41 AM