Monday, January 24, 2011

Singapore is NOT a country! (Part 2)

Last month I spit venom at the assertion that Singapore is not a country. Some ministers in the PAP (People’s Action Party) are using this tack to counter complains from Singaporeans on the foreign immigration issue.

At the launch of his latest book ”Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going,” our own Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said the same thing again. That Singapore is NOT a country yet. Now I know this time, he put a “yet” at the back to lessen the impact but you get the message. Singapore is NOT a country.

The funny thing is I just got a notice telling me to go for reservist! So now I have to go for reservist, to put on an army uniform and defend a non-country! How do I feel about it?

Take a wild guess!


Natalie said...

This still cracks me up. Everybody knows that Singapore is a country, and no about of silly politics would make it otherwise. You should post a photo of yourself in your uniform, we'd love to see it!

Ghost said...

Not a country but every time we go back there, they are saying how we should be proud we are doing our duty to defend the country. Talk a conflict of interest!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, The PM should sue the MM for the misleading statement.
Why the hell we have a National Anthem, National Pledge, Pay Taxes, Serve NS, etc..???

Ghost said...

Guess we are only a country when it suit the government that we are a country. At other times, we're not