"Usually they don't change their minds once they've made a decision. So why make it difficult for myself"- Undergraduate Wilson Neo who has moved into his new room thinking the university will not budge on the fee issue (see Straits Times article below).
....smart words indeed from an educated Singaporean. Just leave the protest to others, why make things difficult for himself. With Singaporeans like Wilson Neo, our current system of government will certainly last well into the future. I heard that most of the protestors are foreign students who have not been trained by our education system. They actually believe they can introduce change and demand transparency (in the cost) from the university. These foreign students are so unfortunate to miss out on the molding that Singaporeans go through from kindergarden to junior college. If they had the benefit of a Singapore education from young, they would have accepted the fee increase, move on and not waste their energy and time on a protest. ....and stop trying to change the system.
Singaporeans are so lucky to get a proper education - one that teaches them not to make things too difficult for themselves by accepting the status quo.....and never cross the line....never!