Thursday, 5 March 2015

What if Singapore leaders were like Indonesian vice-president?



From Channel NewsAsia:
Mr Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President of Indonesia, on Tuesday took to task neighbouring countries' complaints about the haze.

“For 11 months, they enjoyed nice air from Indonesia and they never thanked us. They have suffered because of the haze for one month and they get upset,” The Jakarta Globe quoted Mr Kalla as saying.

What if Singapore leaders were like him?

How would they respond to the recent spate of train delays?

Maybe like this:
"On most days, they enjoy their train rides without disruption and they never thanked us. They have suffered because of a few train delays and they get upset."



Complaints about CPF?
"They enjoy 80 per cent of their salary and they never thanked us. They have suffered because they're forced to save 20 per cent for retirement and they get upset."

Too many foreigners? (NTUC Secretary-General Lim Swee Say said yesterday in Parliament: "We have two-third local manpower, complemented by one-third foreign manpower.")
"Singaporeans have two-thirds of the jobs and they never thanked us. They have suffered because they have to compete with foreign workers and they get upset."

National service?
"Singaporean men enjoy most of their lives doing whatever they want and they never thanked us. They have suffered because they have to do two years' full-time NS, go for a few ICTs and pass their IPPT, which we have already made easier, and they still get upset."


Bloggers sued for defamation, fined for contempt of court?
"They enjoy blogs by Mr Brown and Xiaxue and they never thanked us. Roy Ngerng and Alex Au have suffered because they were taken to court and they get upset."

Singapore ranked the most expensive city in the world again by the Economist Intelligence Unit?
"You're welcome."

Thankfully, our leaders are not like the Indonesian VP.

Or are they?

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