There are murmurs of complains in Singapore especially since it was rumored that at least one of the Singaporeans who took up the offer was a former Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) fighter pilot. The pilot in question migrated to Australia in the 90s and then joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He was then declared “persona non grata” in Singapore.
What in the world are Singaporeans complaining about? To put it simply; Singaporeans, the Singapore government, and the RSAF are in no position to complain about migration. Yes, the pilot was trained in Singapore but considering the amount of foreign degree holders, millionaires and “talent” we have in Singapore from all over the world; who the hell are we to complain about someone who migrates to another country? I mean all the “foreign talent” in Singapore are all trained somewhere right? Now the shoe is on the other foot and we have a problem with this?
So what if the guy joined the Australian military? We do the same thing. Any foreigner who joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) gets Singapore citizenship so who are we to complain when another country do the same thing? To say that is hypocritical is an understatement!
Persona non grata? Why? That pilot sounds to me like a person whose taking a leaf out of the Singapore government’s playbook.