Monday, March 26, 2012

News: Singaporeans to get priority in P1 balloting

"From this year, Singapore citizens will be given "absolute priority" over permanent residents (PRs) when balloting is required during the Primary 1 registration exercise, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced yesterday....", Asia One[Link]


When this news came out earlier today, many Singaporeans who don't have children going to primary school in recent years were surprised. They were surprised not because the MOE has finally decided  to implement a "Singaporeans first" policy but because they didn't know that Singaporean children did not have priority for something as important as primary school entry all these years! Well at least the MOE is now enlightened enough to fix this ridiculous situation. 


Lets move on to something else MOE should fix.


Suppose  today you decide to go down to NUS, - say the engineering or maths department. You grab a foreign student and a Singaporean student. Then you ask them how much each of them pay for their education. Chances are the foreign student pays nothing because the MOE or a some other govt linked entity has sponsored his education while the Singaporean has to pay for his education out of his parents savings, borrowings from the bank or taking a part time job.  This is a another ridiculous situation we don't see in other countries. All that is required later on is for the foreigner to serve his "bond" by working in Singapore for 3 years - something that most Singaporeans do anyway. 


I was in my 2nd year of university education when the govt decided to hike the school fees. Students were incensed and the govt came out to explain that it is not right for university students to receive too much subsidy which comes from tax payers. Even very poor Singaporean students have to pay the fees than try to apply for aid in the form of a bursary which they don't always succeed in getting. It is incomprehensible how a govt that is so determined to make Singaporeans students pay more, can just fully sponsor so many foreign students who come here and get educated in university for free. 


You can't blame Singaporeans for being upset over this situation. It is not that Singaporeans are mean or small minded but this situation is simply ridiculous. I remember a few of my Chinese speaking Singaporeans friends could not get into NUS or NTU because they didn't do well for GP - they were intelligent people but they were just not very good at English. However, when the govt wanted students from PRC, Vietnam or other non-English speaking countries, they were willing to waive the English language requirement and today you often meet foreign students in university that can hardly put together a full verbal sentence of English that you can understand.


I always wondered why the PAP govt sometimes treat Singaporeans so shabbily. There is a certain lack of generosity and harshness towards ordinary Singaporeans - this is real and not imagined. Perhaps the result of being returned to power again and again no matter how they treated Singaporeans....some have suggested we all thank the voters in Aljunied for MOE's decision to put Singaporeans first, something that should have been done long time ago.

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

"... and you meet foreign students in university today that can hardly put together a full verbal sentence of English that you can understand."

Yes, its a fact.

Some of these students sign up for the Diploma in Tourism which is a diploma conferred by WDA under the WSQ system.

They cant even write properly in English and they cannot understand some of the important documents that regulate the Tourism industry.

Yet, the centre that conducts these courses ( somewhere near Dohby Ghaut MRT ) will assess them as "competent".

Imagine, these people will have diplomas with the WSQ mark..

Anyway, they are not interested in the Diploma, its the 14months that the course takes. It allows them to get the student pass and after 14 months, they apply for PR status.

We are being prostituted, yet we do nothing.. so bloody cheap!

Anonymous said...

"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of the people they oppress"

Frederick Douglass.(1818-1895)
a runaway slave who later became an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman.


Vote wisely in GE 2016.

Anonymous said...

This primary 1 issue is real, folks. In my flat, my singaporean neighbour's daughter was to go to a primary school in front of our flat.

But a recent PRC family's child got into primary 1 through the balloting process.

My neighbour's son was given a primary school in Sembawang and we're in Marsiling.

My neighbour is a researcher for HDB and she was angry at this marginalization of native born Singaporeans.

Mind, you, the boy will serve NS one day.

Anonymous said...

Don't get angry. Get even.

Vote Opposition in GE 2016.

Amused said...

"I always wondered why the PAP govt sometimes treat Singaporeans so shabbily. There is a certain lack of generosity and harshness towards ordinary Singaporeans - this is real and not imagined."

This attitude came from none other than the man who looks down on his own citizens and calls them "daft."

It is depressing that qualified Singapore students are turned away from local universities because of demanding language requirements (which are waived for FTs.) Many of them end up pursuing their college education overseas at great financial expense.

Anonymous said...

Many of my single friends are 35 years old this year and we are still paying our tuition fee loan at NUS.

My foreign friends who are PRC, Malaysian and India Indians were offered PR 4 months after graduation. They pay zero tuition fee.

They bought a HDB resale flat and drive a car.

They serve no NS and they simply come here and pick the fruits at the back breaking backs of singaporeans.

The government is NOT FAIR!

Well, well, well....was it not an old man who said," If the spurs are not stuck in the singaporeans' hide, that's THEIR PROBLEM!"

Anonymous said...

"Perhaps the result of being returned to power again and again no matter how they treated Singaporeans...."
Lucky Tan

That's why some commentators also keep on saying the 60% again and again. It's worth repeating.

But why is this do? Maybe Lucky Tan can do a write up and analysis on this and how to overcome it.

Anonymous said...

Maybe a lot of the 60% are women and they do not need to serve NS?

Also compared to other countries, Singapore laws protect women very well, sometimes too well.

It is said that sometimes it is disadvantageous to be an ordinary (not white horse)male in Singapore due to NS and some other laws.

Anonymous said...

Did you realise that some primary schools even accept 'bribes' as an incentive to accept Singaporean children into their school? It's shocking but true...

Anonymous said...

If I were PAP, I will be truly worried only if 87 Lucky Tans under one party contest against PAP in GE 2016.

It means opposition got standard already. Majority voters will have a better choice so opposition will have a good chance to win 60% votes and 93% seats. And Lucky Tan can quit blogging to become Prime Minister.

But does our one Lucky Tan intend to contest GE 2016, let alone 87?

Lucky Tan, will you?

Anonymous said...

Something is very rotten and seriously wrong up there. There was a time that my foreigner friend went to Jurong Bird Park and got concession and told me so. I went there with my family thinking I could get the same but to surprise it was not to be so.

Anonymous said...

In the United States, Peter Schiff says:

Whichever country succeeds in making its citizens the poorest is the winner.
http://www.shtfplan.com/peter-schiff/peter-schiff-on-currency-war-the-object-is-to-kill-our-own-troops_10082010

Being in a similar situation here; you may rephrase it as:

Whichever country succeeds in making its citizens work like a dog in their twilight years is the winner.

刚到新加坡的时候,我经常去学校旁边的麦当劳、肯德基等速食店吃饭,我发现一个很不可思议的事情。新加坡的快餐店,像麦当劳、肯德基等速食店的服务人员大多是老年人 ,穿着工作服,带着工作帽......他们太辛苦了。
http://finance.sina.com.cn/world/yzjj/20120307/110611533313.shtml

Lye Khuen Way said...

Yes, Lucky the startlingly part is to find out that all these while,we true blue Singaporeans were marginalized. PR treated sometimes better than native-born. Sure Uniquely Singapore in more ways than we realized.
It seems that GE2011, did wake up quite a few chaps' idea in the PAP camp, if you will pardon my NS days lingo.
In fact, I sensed some garbara knee-jerk damage control stunts every few days.

Anonymous said...

Goes to show, ignorant singaporeans in slumber who doesn't even know their children are being discriminated. Nobody even asked exactly at what % of P1 balloting was given to PRs over the last 10 years?
I hope someone in Opposition camp will ask the MOE this hard question.

Anonymous said...

As usual, there are no glaring data to support from our MSM on what triggered the P1 priority? The numbers must have been staggering. You just have to ask for the total number of foreign born students who will be registered for local schools (past 5yrs) and you will get an idea. And this is just scratching the surface.

We haven't even go into PMET jobs in Private sectors...so many outright and blatant discrimination by both employers and recruiters...sometimes, is good to get into recession, and then you will shake out all these foreign trashes. Many who can't find jobs back home, and get a double jump in titles and salary when in Asia. That's where you get the attitude like Swiss Ms Zimmerman who arrogantly say 'singaporeans should not have entitlement to jobs' ...she should go back to europe and her bloody own countries to see how many such quota and discrimination is in place against foreigner PMETs.

Veritas said...

PRC and Vietnam students in NUS and NTU are given as much as 1.5 years English bridging course in order to catch up with Singaporeans.

Meanwhile, they are take some modules to enable lessen their load when the university starts.

Singaporeans males has to take the full blow of university cirriculum after 2 years of NS break.

FT policy also enables MOE to come up with extremely stupid system against Singaporeans because ultimately if MOE screwed up our son, FT will bail out.

For example, MOE has been reducing the content of our math syllabus. Today Singaporean students are not allow to take F Maths in A level.

That is the reason why PRC and others scored better results in math faculty and engineering. I do not know whether MOE want to screw us deliberately.

MOE can continue their screw up for years despite of complaints from NUS/NTU that Singaporeans students are bad in math so long as FT students they import meet the grade.

Singaporeans students can have all the junk grades and go unemployed after university.

FT policy must stop.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering, could the PAP be quietly trying to "social engineer" a less educated citizenry by tweaking the systems all these years?

Anonymous said...

Dear friends, don't be too happy. All this populist policies and bg yeo coming put to talk cock it's just a prelude to the hougang be. Miw is panicking ! Their import program for their own voters will only be reay by 2016!

They are not ready for an election now! They are worried till lau sai now! They make the msm bomb the public with yaw gate scandal in order to bring wp down.

They did not expect wp to do the brave and right thing. So, they really are not prepared for be.

U see, they are stuck in the mud! Just learn this phrase from my P5 son. It's means narrow minded and unprogressive people. How apt!

Hsq

Anonymous said...

That is the job well done, and they indeed need the 1.6 months bonus.

What have they achieved to get the 1.6 months, nothing happens and everywhere they are just showing their faces without looking into the problems.

Anonymous said...

"There is a certain lack of generosity and harshness towards ordinary Singaporeans - this is real and not imagined." - Lucky Tan

Ordinary Singaporeans will be the modern version of "Orang Asli" in Singapore.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orang_Asli

Anonymous said...

Not just in mainstream leh... In GEP too, we see a lot of PRs! I checked with a neighbour's son who in currently in an elite (what else?) GEP school, and there are at least four PRs in his class of about 25.

Why the hell is Singapore devoting resources to developing foreigners? Mind you, the GEP cut off poin t is flexible, it is not like you are either gifted or not conclusively. The precious places should be reserved for Singaporean citizens only. The infiltration of foreigners in this "dog-infested" island - as alluded by a PRC scholar at NUS, is complete!

Anonymous said...

A lot of S'poreans are not aware of all these unfair policies towards local born n bred S'poreans. We are facing not just competition for jobs but also in education starting from Pri school level. Kindly open up the eyes of those who are still so enamoured with our "1st" world status. Better worry for yr children's future in S'pore if things do not change.

Snark said...

In before the White Brigade jumps in with 'Education here is a lot better than (insert developed counttry here)', 'Having international students raise the standards of local schools!' and not forgetting 'No priority, you complain, give priority, you also complain, what is it you want huh?'

Seriously guys, get a better schtick, or a more subtle script. That $1 needs to be well earned without having that crutch mentality of a script you know.

Anonymous said...

I graduated from NUS in the early 2000s, and have never made any donation to the old school, despite all the slick canvassing efforts by Nus. Every time I receive a call or a mailer asking to help the poor NUS students, I want to lol. They just don't get it!!

The thing is Singaporeans are so screwed and they don't know it. Especially the guys i hang out with. These poor slobs had to serve two years NS and they still voted for PAP last election. No wonder some of my galfrens prefer to date foreign guys...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, NUS, for giving free money to foreign routines of ungratefulness!

Well done, MOE under Bargain Hen, for discriminating against Singaporeans by giving equal or better treatment to PRs!

Chan JY said...

"I always wondered why the PAP govt sometimes treat Singaporeans so shabbily. There is a certain lack of generosity and harshness towards ordinary Singaporeans - this is real and not imagined. Perhaps the result of being returned to power again and again no matter how they treated Singaporeans...."

Desmond Choo has been busy dishing out free porridge at Hougang. The reason why they have been able to treat Singaporeans shabbily and get away with it is because there are too many kiasu, kiasi and giuan png people out there.

Anonymous said...

Wah!
Vote Opposition in GE 2011

Get U-turn in Primary 1 Registration in 2012.

Well done Opposition Parties!
Majulah Singapura

Anonymous said...

The PAP, in particular Old Fart, has always been harsh and treating sporeans shabbily. This is his legacy.

Singaporean X said...

Singapore is going to crumble from the 10th to 15th year from now.

I urge many singaporeans who are reading this to meet up with your singaporean friends and discuss about the issues that is affecting our country, especially u NS serving male singaporeans...work something out for the next GE and also a way out of singapore...after GE 2016.


What's happening is that more and more PRs are brought in and given pink ic after 2 year of PR...and these people will form the new citizen voters who will be voting in....

I doubt the votes will drop at all in GE 2016...it is likely to rise on acccount of new citizen votes.

Don't waste your time in singapore unless you're willing to talk about change and efffect it...

Singapore is not an ideal society to live in...what can you do in your old age here but to sit beneath your HDB flat?

Have you not seen how many elderly are doing tha?

In another country, you could at least dosome gardening or flowering...or spend some time at a mountainous resort.

Think in terms of quality. A crowded country will short changed you.

The India Indians PRs are ganging up togehter to buy a cono. The PRCs ae ganging ad networkig together to buy property.

And the singaporeans are disunited.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

PAP has called us names...called upon us to serve NS, debased our citizenship status to below that of PR....enough talking.
PAP should fight their own war if there is foreign aggression since they are the smartest guys around. We stay behind to bring food and ammunition for them. Better this way since we are dumb and would not have good strategies or able to shoot straight.
We will work for our conquerors if we lose so that we can have better days ahead.
We have precedents in working for our conquerors.

Anonymous said...

Why are you so negative?!

Anonymous said...

With the fertility rate at 1.04 not many Singaporeans will be having babies to put in Primary School. So PR will make the numbers..simple. What we need to know is the exact details of how many of the University places are given to PRs and those of scholarships. In exact numbers.

Anonymous said...

That the papist Leegime treated Singaporeans like dirt is well known. What is really shocking is how they could have got away with it for so long ? Either the Singaporeans are idiots which I doubt or LKY is a dictator. How LKY managed to fool the world and Singaporeans is one of the genius of LKY. He dressed up a dictatorship as democracy. The danger to the world is more and more dictators are imitating him.

Ng Eng Hou said...

turHow can you expect Singaporeans to be well treated by the government if it thinks we owe our so-called comfortable lives to its 'benevolent rule'. The government thinks that without them, our women will become maids, we will become Filipinos working overseas.Because this, the government feels we owe them a life-time, super-high paid jobs. Therefore, you have to be grateful to them and to tolerate all their nonsense.

This is the government philosophy! It will never change, unless we change the government!

Anonymous said...

In that case, PR should have nothing to worry about. Just make sure all Singaporeans have been enrolled and let PR fill up the vacancies. Boleh?

Anonymous said...

Living in Singapore is like living in a company not a country.

The country has lost its soul since the new ministers came in.

Now, we're told there is no such thing as a Singaporean identity. Why didn't SR Nathan say this when he was still president?

Singaporeans are disunited, disenchanted and disillusioned with the whole notion.

It is unbelievable and simply unthinkable that a resource poor country thinks that for it to grow, it needs to squeeze an additional 3.5 million foreigners over a tiny 647 km sq. island.

It is best that this time round, Singaporeans do not completely trust thegovernment for what they do.

Otherwise, we have another Mah Bow Tan scenario...

Anonymous said...

Singaporeans are the slaves in this little red dot, the Kingdom of Lanfang. Enlightened Singaporeans pose a threat of reclaiming the country and the kingdom needs new subjects who will be loyal to the dynasty. Also, the master of eugenics desperately wants to improve the gene pool to ensure that the royals' assets in his kingdom remains valuable.

Anonymous said...

Gahmen, please stop issuing citizenship to PR/FT.
Policy maker, please wake up, give True Singaporean FIRST in school(Primary, Secondary, JC, poly & uni) & Jobs.
FT/PR who wants to own a house, asked them to wait for 5 years, allow them to buy condo/private appt at higher stamp duty - 10 to 20%. They are to pay higher income/property taxes too.
Alot of new Singaporeans are fighting for school places in Popular Top School and HDB flats. Make sure that all PR/new Singapore citizens have to stay in their new/resale HDB for 10 years before they are allowed to sell. Charge them high levy for every transaction. Make sure they are not allow to rent out their flat during these 10 years duration even they are posted out station. They rent their flat out and go back their country to work and buy a house there too. When property market goes up, they quickly despoit it off and earn a good profit.
HDB officer,Please spot check all the PR/new singaporean. Alot of my china colleagues are renting out their room to china students, not declaring it in their income tax and not paying their due taxes.
Please stop supporting foreign students, give our children a chance to survive in these cruel world. Our children really study very hard but still lose out to the Foreign Talent. All FT who is on scholarship should get half the pay of the Singaporean colleagues. It is pay back time to all government agencies and private companies. I really want to thank the gahmen for these years that they have done for Singapore.

fatboy_lim919 said...

It's still a farce . . . . If you read into it carefully, it says that S'poreans will only get priority when it comes to balloting. So, the PR/FT will still be able to bypass and get their kid in from phase 1, phase 2A, phase 2B. Especially, phase 2B where they would have time to volunteer to get their kids in.
At least nothing is better than something, but i dread that the young boy who will someday serve NS does not have priority.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes very difficult to feel sorry for Singaporeans.

One 88 year old man can bully an entire country meh?

No wonder foreigners are laughing at us.

Anonymous said...

If I were 88 years old, I do not know how many more years on earth I have left. High chance that it can count on 5 fingers based on statistics.

Why would I still be interested in any position or job, least of all be a walkover MP? High chance it will also create a vacant seat in Parliament due to natural causes.

Anonymous said...

Why would Lucky run against PAP?
PAP is pro-LGBT and extremely secular...

Anonymous said...

Btw Mr Lucky ... instead of worrying about primary school registration or even subsidy to FT ... shouldn't u worry about large class sizes and overworked teachers quitting as soon as their bond is over?

Anonymous said...

The psychology of PAP is such that it is so used to compare Singaporeans to the worst of our neighbours to prove that PAP is superior,it is no surprise that afetr so many years of doing so and yet won all the supports,they have no hesitation to treat our own citizens as second rate.

"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."

-- by Martin Niemöller,

Anonymous said...

Hear hear!! Frankly, so many people are clamouring to move to Spore that there really is no need for any incentives. After all, look at the other countries our students go off to for university. We have to pay more and the total cost is exorbitant when you add cost of living and fees. But that doesn't stop students from other poorer Asian countries fm heading out to US, UK, Europe and Aus. It may have been in the old days that those countries were more attractive than SPore, but I have my doubts now. Many Asians do like that Spore is Asian too and much nearer and safer.

Anonymous said...

You guys should have more faith in your gov't. They know what's best for you. Can't you see? All those perks given to foreigners are to attract them to stay and intermarry with the locals. This is to prevent HUMAN INBREEDING http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inbreeding#Humans
a phenomenon which is becoming more obvious in Singapore these days, what with increasing cases of ADHD, autism, sudden death syndrome, birth defects in Singaporean kids.

Do you ask yourselves why it is the foreign kids who top the exams and why Singapore has to import foreign talents to represent you in sporting events? It is because of reduced fitness in the locals as a result of too much inbreeding. So stop being short-sighted. It is a symptom of inbreeding in itself

Anonymous said...

Despite the continued deterioration of conditions PAP's only strategy seems to be, as always, pick someone worse and said we should stop complaining. They do seem to have any concept of continuous improvement. As long as it is better than hell, we should just keep our mouth shut!

Anonymous said...

Despite the continued deterioration of living conditions PAP's only strategy seems to be, as always, pick someone worse and said we should stop complaining. They don't seem to have any concept of continuous improvement. As long as it is better than hell, we should just keep our mouth shut!

Anonymous said...

I really wished I'd found your blog earlier. Its so insightful!

Anonymous said...

Singapore PRs parents, take heart. A few years from now, many of the far flung schools where you send you kids will do better than the premium schools that will be populated exclusively by citizens. And then the citizens will be flocking there. It will happen, you wait and see. Just remember you read about it here first.

Anonymous said...

What a poisonous old man.

Anonymous said...

hard to believe no one in the parliament bring up this issue and it has been there for like 20 years.
it is not just the education, it is about the life and the future of our children, and everyone has only lives once. becoz of their F* policies that can change our chilredn's life a whole lot different. their kids' future are secure but they simply cannot be bother to think how singapore parents feel

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Lucky Tan said...

anon 02:41,

The govt kept numbers secret so that citizens would not know what it was up to and how they would be disadvantaged. It was only when NCMP WP MP Yee started to probe in parliament that the full extent of what the PAP did came to light.

Anonymous said...

Dear anon 27mar 2225,

U seem to be a firm believer of lay' eugennics , I beg to defer. The imported prc do have some advantages as they come from pool of much much bigger populations, it's a matter of probability. Another reason, people from these developing countries are at different level of needs (maslow's law). Hence, the need to strive harder.

Some chosen ones even have special bridging classes and so on.

Anyway, education should not be only about academic excellence. Its should be about character building too. Diversity of talents should be encouraged too!

My 2 cents worth.

Anonymous said...

Anon 22.25: that is laughable! If selective breeding is the concern here, then all the more reason why we should not be letting in immigrants from third world countries eg the Ph, India and PRc. A lot of PRs from these places have an atrocious sense of civic consciousness, an inflated ego and dubious professional competence. Such foreign trash can be prominently found iin brothels, massage parlours, and working as drivers/waiters/administrative officers etc. I don't think they should even be considered if Singapore really want to improve the "stock".

Anonymous said...

Why the shock and anger at being discriminated against?

Why was there quiet when the Malays were, and still are, being targeted in newspapers for their "religious extremism", their "poor health", their "low educational achievements", etc. as if the other races didn't have these problems.

Why was there quiet when Tamils could not continue their Thaipusam rituals as they had done for more than 40 years?

Why was there quiet when Christians were labelled as Marxists, were imprisoned and tortured for many years without any trial?

Was it ok when the pap govt discriminated and degraded other races? But now their policies hurt the Chinese Singaporeans too, and they are seething. Keep on seething - nothing will change since the pap will make sure that the race based policies will be intact and give the native Chinese the illusion that they are still at the top of the heap.

Anonymous said...

"I always wondered why the PAP govt sometimes treat Singaporeans so shabbily. There is a certain lack of generosity and harshness towards ordinary Singaporeans - this is real and not imagined."


Singapore does not equal the Pro Alien Party.
Singapore = everyday Singaporeans.

What is good for the Pro Alien Party my not be good for Singapore.

What is good for everyday Singaporeans may not be good for the Proud Arrogant People.

40% Singaporeans voted Opposition in GE 2011.
That is why you have a U-turn in P1 balloting in 2012.
That is why there is a sudden U-turn in priority for Singaporeans.
Because your votes cannot be taken for granted anymore.

I have no problems with a large number of foreign students in our universities.
But I do blame the Pro Alien Party for not increasing the number of university places so that qualified Singaporeans are not turned away.

I have no problems with foreign talents in our job market.
But I do blame the Proud Arrogant People for not being able to create enough jobs for BOTH Singaporeans and the foreigners.

The problem is not with the foreigners.
The problem is with the lazy, sloppy execution of the high falutin' policies of the Pro Alien Party.

Foreigners are not stupid.
You think they want to become Singaporeans after they see how everyday Singaporeans are treated?

Singaporeans and our children face many self inflicted problems today.
GE 2016.
Let's fix the problem.
Let's get this right.
Let's ensure a better future for our children.
Keep them safe from the Proud Arrogant People.

Veritas said...

////
Why the shock and anger at being discriminated against?

Why was there quiet when the Malays were, and still are, being targeted in newspapers for their "religious extremism", their "poor health", their "low educational achievements", etc. as if the other races didn't have these problems.

Why was there quiet when Tamils could not continue their Thaipusam rituals as they had done for more than 40 years?

Why was there quiet when Christians were labelled as Marxists, were imprisoned and tortured for many years without any trial?

Was it ok when the pap govt discriminated and degraded other races? But now their policies hurt the Chinese Singaporeans too, and they are seething. Keep on seething - nothing will change since the pap will make sure that the race based policies will be intact and give the native Chinese the illusion that they are still at the top of the heap.
////

Stop your racist remark. You are clearly a idiot who know nuts about Singapore politics.

PAP is a bunch banana Chritstian peranakan whose policy hurts the Chinese badly.

Only banana benefits. Now I see FT trying to discriminate Singaporeans crying foul when citizens get their birth rights. FT get lost.

Anonymous said...

Your first word got it right.

It's News indeed.

Anonymous said...

" It may have been in the old days that those countries were more attractive than SPore, but I have my doubts now. Many Asians do like that Spore is Asian too and much nearer and safer. "

These asians aren't exactly Koreans, Japananese, Hong Kongers or Taiwanese.

They're from the third world. Any third world citizen would like to come to Singapore.

Just take a look around you.

Pinoys, PRCs, Burmese, India Indians, Indonesians are all around you. 38% of them to be exact and their numbers are growing.

These countries are dirty. Much much dirty than Singapore. And they have yet to use our kopitiam toilets yet...or the restrooms in our MRT toilets.

Of course, they like it here. Who wouldn't?

But if you look at progressive Asian nations such as Japan and Korea....what has Singapore to offer?

Nature?

Cheap housing for freehold?

Cheap car?

Temperate climate where you could snowboard or ski?

Beautiful rivers?

Clean toilets? LOL!

NS?

Universal healthcare?

State pension?

Come on...what the fuck does a bloated and overly crowded MRT system in a constricted 33 degrees climate has to offeR?

You really set the bar low whe you compare. Perhaps you're being grateful to the point that you don't know how much better life is overseas?

Perhaps you're living in a bubble.

What can you do for fun?

Some Singaporeans have gooen so arrogant that they believe singapore is so great because many people from china, phillipine, indonesia and india wants to come here.

Freedom of speech?

Are you kiddin us? Singapore can't even make its own products. Zero creativity and innovation.

And it doesn't even recycle its garbage but recycles its own pee.

Anonymous said...

"News: Singaporeans to get priority in P1 balloting"

Only in Singapore.
This is considered front page headline news.

Other countries.
This would be considered the natural order of things.

The Pro Alien Party is really selling out Singapore to the foreigners very cheaply.

Not sure if true.
Many years ago, I heard stories about how our HDB housing recipe was readily "shared" with the PRC government officials.
We were the guinea pigs.
PRC got the finished recipe.

Fat Loss 4 Idiots said...

Even very poor Singaporean students have to pay the fees than try to apply for aid in the form of a bursary which they don't always succeed in getting.

Anonymous said...

When LKY was running the country, this place is a police state. Clearly with his legal b/g he knows how to put in place legislations and constitutions that has since rob singaporeans their civil liberties, ISA etc -- all done in a 'legal' manners so to speak.

Now LHL is running this country, expect this place to run like a company. People will just be a digit numbers to them. Everything can be calculated for cost analysis and trade offs. Mean testing, taxation down to the value of your productivity can all be measured and quantified to determine your true value as an individual. Your worth is calculable.

So just imagine for yourself what that consequence will look like when you return this same party to power over and over. It won't be hard to see your outcome.

You are a stakeholder when it comes to defending the country.
You are a shareholder when it comes to tax collection.
You are a customer when it comes to everything else.

In short, you are not a priority, you are just an option.

Anonymous said...

Why was there quiet when the Malays were, and still are, being targeted in newspapers for their "religious extremism", their "poor health", their "low educational achievements", etc. as if the other races didn't have these problems.

Why was there quiet when Tamils could not continue their Thaipusam rituals as they had done for more than 40 years?

Why was there quiet when Christians were labelled as Marxists, were imprisoned and tortured for many years without any trial? ///

To the above reader :

During election, I was in a taxi with an indian driver and we got talking about politics. I was livid at the ruing party for the bad policies and state we were put in. He then blurted something that stopped me in my track :

"If so many of you chinese (majority) can't even change the politics/party in this country, what hope is there for us (minority)? So I can only say no choice lah."

He is partly right. IF we the 76% of chinese population can't even get our own act/courage to change the party for our own good and constantly feeling helpless, what does that make them (minority) feel?

On the other hand, I don;t accept his act and sense of fatalism just because he is in the 25% minority. If his own kind don't learn to speak out, no one else will do it for them. As it is, with all these years of speech suppression (even in main press), most singaporeans are just starting to rediscover their own voices, to speak out for themselves and against the 60%. So I would urge everyone, regardless of your race to speak out and make yourself heard in any reasonable ways at all. It takes everyone to do their part to make real change they want to see. Only you know what is good for you, and you must speak.

Anonymous said...

"Only you know what is good for you, and you must speak."

Dear ANON.
Speak is not enough.
It's the vote that counts.

How many votes for the Opposition can you get for GE 2016?
Convince, friends, family, relatives etc. to vote Opposition?

I can deliver 5 votes right now.
I am working on a friend and his family.
If I succeed, it will be another 3 votes.
And I will repeat until GE 2016.

Anonymous said...

actually, there are many more foreigners in local unis who pay their own way, than there are scholars. and they pay full tuition fees. for the foreign scholars, every semester they must do well in exams to continue scholarship. if they don't do well, the scholarships are withdrawn. so, not exactly a blank cheque to do what they please. also, some of these foreign scholars later take up citizenship. even if they take up PR, their male offspring, if also SG PR, also need to serve NS. during my ict, i know of fellow reservists who hold blue ic.

Anonymous said...

"there are many more foreigners in local unis who pay their own way ..."

If true, then why the Minister never say???!!!

Anonymous said...

if those foreigner coming here to study is sponsored by their own country's company, i have got nothing to complain.

But now it is our own country went out to sponsor other country people.

I cant get into local uni because i got D7 for GP. Why am i not waived. I believe my english comprehension and communication skills are better than those FT. Totally discriminate against singaporean.

On contrary, with my reasonably excellent result (except GP) i got into melbourne uni in australia which should have a higher standard of english requirement.

Anonymous said...

"I cant get into local uni because i got D7 for GP ..."

So how will you vote in GE 2016?

Are you willing to recruit more voters for the Opposition over the next few years?

Will you show up with a bloc of Opposition vote in GE 2016?

Anonymous said...

To Anon 28 Mar 0723 and Anon 28 Mar 0841,

Why is it so difficult to believe? I didn't make up this theory. The effects of inbreeding are well documented scientifically and medically. You can find many articles about it online. The case of the Ashkenazi Jews is an often cited example in genetics literature http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Health/genetics.html

Inbreeding is also known as endogamy. Read this article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2080450/

It is known to cause reduced fertility http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1377721/

You may think that 5 million people is not a small population but if you consider the size of the original population from which this 5 million people arose, it is not difficult to imagine that there are a lot of related people in Singapore if you trace back a few generations.

As for Anon 28 Mar 0841's comment about all PRs lacking civic consciousness and that foreigners can be found in brothels and massage parlors, I think you have got your head screwed on all wrong. Such comments show your utter lack of maturity. Who do you think run brothels and massage parlors? Who are the loan sharks? Who run the crooked auto repair scams? Who comes up with all kinds of dirty tactics in all kinds of industries be it property, insurance, spas, multilevel marketing, maid agencies, construction business, taxis, timeshares, travel agencies, electronics sellers, night schools etc etc. Do you think they are all committed by foreigners and PRs? And are those two chiefs of the two key gov't agencies who slept with the same woman PRs or even former PRs or foreigners? I don't think so dude. Is Yaw Shin Leong foreigner or PR? There are many amongst you who have a crooked vein and your gov't have to impose all kinds of checks and balances to keep you in line. Otherwise, Sg will become a lawless cowboy country.

Anonymous said...

And what best? These foreigners need no have to do NS. Me, paid for my own university fee, have to work hard to pay my bank loan and serve the nation every year by going back for reservist, protecting FOREIGNERS.

Anonymous said...

I do not feel like wasting my time doing my NS for my country. Who am I doing this so hard for? Stupid reservist wasting my time for earning more money to pay my bank loan for degree!

Anonymous said...

It's me again.

I forgot to mention the case of the doctor's son who conspired with his slutty girlfriend to seduce men to strip on webcam and then blackmail them with the secretly recorded video clips. These two really take the cake. They are so industrious. Are they foreigners or PRs?

And oh ya, last I checked, TT Durai,Goh Kah Heng,Vincent Lam, Rajendren Rajamani are not PRs or foreigners. Immorality takes on a whole new level when one preys on others' kindness for personal gains.

Can someone please check if those teachers who coveted little boys' willies are PRs or foreigners?

Anonymous said...

Which daft Idiot wrote that women were the ones who voted for PAP because no NS is required of them? Shame on you. Every NS boy has a mother. And mothers do not want their boys in NS if given a choice. Only a sexist would suggest that. How different are you from the Dictator Lee? You need a tight slap from your mother, if you have one.

Anonymous said...

if not for the true singaporeans in aljunied. we won't be seeing all these pathetic attempts to change in 2011/2012. Let's see how long they can keep up the pretense.

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mike said...

Hey Lucky Tan, gd analysis of situation! Can u give a thought now n give possible solutions to our aging population.. afterall it's the main reason for ft influx. By 2030 2/3 of popn will be retirees, so only 1/3 will be working to support economy. How to increase workforce at all levels to sustain the kind of gdp we have now, to continue building facilities for all? I think we all know the situations with fts vs true blue sgprns...let's complain less now already n collectively think of possible solns if we were to stop any. more ft influx! If so many of you think 2016 is gg to change things, then better start helping to think of gd policies for aging popn vs smaller workforce --> maintain economy n gdp.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes...
Certain foreigner in some hdb water tank..
Raping of a local girl by some foreigner...
Attempt kidnapping by some random foreigner..
Certain bus accident when some foreigner fled back to his homeland...
Blah blah blah....
I believe theres alot more incidents being swept under the carpet.
Is Singapore safe compared to the last decade?
With practically foreigners everywhere , I don't feel safe in my so call homeland anymore.

Integration ?
More like infestation...

So what if locals commit crimes in their country? Isit very uncommon? Are other countries free of crimes ? Even other countries are openly corrupted.
U don't take the norm and use it as your chips to stake.

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Anonymous said...

Just correcting your fallacious statement regarding foreigners not paying university education in NUS. First, the scheme that you mentioned is called tuition grant. It covers both Singaporean and foreigners. They still need to pay something of course and foreigners pay more as you can see from any university website. Furthermore, only foreign students need to serve three years bond and whatever additional year added from other scholarship they receive. The population of such scholars are very small in relation to population of foreign student in Singapore university. Please get your facts straight and do not incite xenophobic streaks apparent among your followers in this blog with misleading statement.

Anonymous said...

The priority for SC over PR/FT is applicable at each phase of the P1 registration process i.e. 1, 2A(1), 2A(2), 2B, 2C. This means that SC will still lose their places in primary schools that is in their first choice to PR/FT who qualify in the preceding phase.

Anonymous said...

Even at postgrad level, THE few places are given to Foreigner cos they come internationally renown uni when local bred genius are kept stuck to nus.
No absolute priority for sporean unless the definition of absolute has changed in recent years?
Even home sch distance, how can it b fair? The better sch w better facilities n environment attracting better people. Vicious cycle. But these are Christian or sap schools or girls' schools and there are a large proportion not offering Malay or Tamil language. Most people only live near 1 or max 2 schools and if that minority sporean hv the bad luck to staying there for 10-20yr looking after aged parents n not realizing this. And can't move n uproot family. And can't spare the time to volunteer cos looking after aged parents cos they are god-sent children n they work long hours (yes, there are many sporean who still work thru nights, wkends n ph) being sole-breadwinners.
U wonder why they don't just quit being sporean n join neighboring countries w more land, more opportunities even if not citizens. U wonder?

Anonymous said...

TO add to your review, you should investigate how many Singaporeans Students study in universities abroad (US, UK, AustraLia) and who sponsors their sudies (do they get grants from these universities?). And then whether the people in these universities feel also that these foreign students (singaporeans or else) are taking what is due for their children? it is a world of globalisation and Singapore is smart enough to know it. this is why may prestigious educational institutions have set up a campus in Singapore, this is why Singaporean students study abroad, this is why it is important to see the benefits for Singapore to have foreign students study in the country. Allegedly the Government has created more opportunities to study in the country to make sure Singaporeans to not suffer unfair competition...all these ae important factors to look at to have a have a complete pros and cons view.

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