Ladies and Gentlemen,
You often read of Singapore students excelling in eduction both in Singapore and abroad, such news immediately splashed across Singapore's state controlled newspapers as headlines in bold print, intended I presume to show how smart Singapore students are.
But are they really?
Sometimes you wonder what sort of students are these? Have they no opinions about anything else other than their school curriculum, no convictions, no value judgements, no knowledge of the difference between freedom and servitude, no nothing?
A Singapore student apparently gets all As in school; tops his studies at prestigious foreign universities under Lee Kuan Yew's scholarships.
But yet none of them appear to have any idea or opinion of the political system they live under! Having been able to get all As, have they never heard of the word democracy? Do they have any opinion on the Constitution of Singapore? Have they not realized even now that the Constitution of Singapore is deliberately violated by Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew who appears to have other ideas?
You don't have to have a PhD or even any qualification at all for that matter, to know that Singapore has a Constitution and under it, Singaporeans, including them, have certain rights; all you need is curiosity, which astonishingly none of these Singaporean top students, not a single one of them, appears to have!
Take the Singapore scholarship students at foreign universities. You realise of course they are bonded to serve Lee Kuan Yew's government upon return, a government that sends Dr. Chee Soon Juan to jail merely for distributing a leaflet in public. With their brilliant wisdom and high education, have they no opinions about this unimaginable injustice; do they still accept serving a dictator as a respectable career? Do they not find it distasteful? If they do, have they ever thought of refusing to serve and live under a dictatorship? Better still, have they ever thought of working to bring about political change in Singapore?
Apparently these high exam achievers of Singapore are a bunch of weaklings with no soul and no value judgements whatsoever.
I guess they pass their exams for a lucrative career waiting for them through the generosity of Lee Kuan Yew, the Singaporeans dictator.
These are not brilliant students. These are soulless spineless opportunists. And that is why Singapore continues to limp along always losing out to real brilliance seen in students from the West.
You could put it this way. They work hard at their exams with the view of returning to Singapore to lick Lee Kuan Yew's boots, violate the Constitution by throwing Lee Kuan Yew's detractors in jail and getting a comfortable pay check from the Singapore Treasury.
Having passed their exams, their abilities will lie in carrying out the orders of their master and doing anything their master needs to the best of their ability. Other than that they would have no opinion about anything else.
None of them would turn out to be another Dr. Chee Soon Juan, JB Jeyaretnam or Gopalan Nair. They probably would claim not to have even heard of any of us!
And they will live their lives happily ever after, Singapore style, as Lee Kuan Yew's obedient servants. This is, sadly, according to it's state controlled press, Singapore's brilliance!
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