Saturday, February 24, 2007

Is Singapore truly first world as claimed by Lee Kuan Yew.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Lee Kuan Yew has said, like he has said so many other things, both true and untrue, credible and incredulous, that Singapore is now on the lower portion of the list first world countries and in 10 years will move to the upper portion of that list. Whatever all that means. He said this at the Chinese New Year gathering at Tanjong Pagar.

He can say whatever he wants, and whatever he says will be promptly seconded, by his various minions ordered to do it and the motion carried without any further delay, and published immediately thereafter at his orders, in his State controlled newspaper. We are bored to death.

As far as I can see, I do not see any first world country in Singapore. What happens in Singapore on a daily basis is people jumping off tall buildings to their death. Unless they are indulging in the some newly discovered sport of jumping off tall buildings without parachutes, they are actually committing suicide, at least one a day, giving Singapore one of the highest suicide rates in the world, because they are unable to withstand any more poverty, misery and hopelessness, in his so-called "first world country". Let me tell you Mr. Lee, this is not a sign of a first world country, regardless of bottom, top or any other rung of any one's list of first world countries, that I am sure of.

As of late, those wanting to take their lives have found a new method, that of jumping onto oncoming trains at MRT Stations. In fact one such incident has even been posted on the Internet.

I think Lee Kuan Yew should understand by now that the people are tired of listening to his exaggerations and shenanigans and for once he should try to behave with more respect rather than the comedy and entertainment that he now provides by his nonsensical talk.

Gopalan Nair
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Anonymous said...

first world country in this sense means first world cost of living.

we'll be on the upper tier of first world countries/cities very soon - because we're almost equally expensive as HK, Tokyo, New York, London, Zurich, etc etc.

Anonymous said...

If only Indra Gandhi had used Gurkha guards instead she probably still be alive today.

A few years ago during the China-Taiwan crisis, a reporter asked a man on street in China what he think if a war break out, here was his reply Man:"I hope there is no war" Reporter: "Why" Man: "It's meaningless for a Chinese to kill a Chinese".

Anonymous said...

Singapore rocks. It deserves the title first world country. Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew has moulded Singapore into what it is today, and for that he deserves the recognition.

Anonymous said...

First world? Tell that to the people who have to share homes under the HDB'S policy of 2 single applicants for the 1 room rental flat. A house is a personal item how can it be shared? A lot of bickering and quarrels among the co-tenants are not reported in the press. There was a killing too some years back because 2 tenants couldn't get along. They got a shortage of housing, a mistake which they are reluctant to admit.