Let’s look back on what you have been doing for the past 47 years of independence and beyond.
Yes, we have progressed from nothing. From being an island found by Sang Nila Utama, to the discovery by Raffles of us being a gold mine for port and trade, Singapore is indeed a success story envied by many countries.
With (relatively) fast growing transport infrastructures, to tall buildings that touch the skies, certainly there is no doubt of the massive progress that the leaders and forefathers of Singapore has brought to its people.
Why, yes. We can go on and on about the achievements made by the hands of its very own people but fast forward to today.
The obsession of wanting to flourish as large as the world’s superpowers, you, as our leaders failed at one thing.
You have failed in giving your own people their basic need of protection.
Let’s not talk about war. We have the Singapore Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence to brag and boast about the finest technology that its citizens will probably never use.
It’s about our day to day lives. We are human beings. We can’t be measured by statistics. We have our own needs and our own different struggles to go through and somehow, the fears of Singaporeans are not dealt with.
No, the fear isn’t xenophobia. If you take a look back, most of our forefathers weren’t aboriginals of Temasek. Some of our forefathers were neighbours in the Malay Archipelago and some from China, not to mention, India, and they make our nation.
So what is the fear? It’s having our jobs that are rightfully ours taken away. Gone were the days where Singaporeans served its own people at restaurants and shopping malls. Some of us are stuck at home without a stable income not because we couldn’t find jobs that were right for us but rather we have been replaced by cheap labour.
Take a good look at the recent SMRT protests. The bus drivers from China protested about how they weren’t well-taken care of, and almost immediately a meeting was held for them to review their concerns.
Take it back to us Singaporeans. How many times have we voiced out saying, “we don’t have jobs!”, and yet we were ignored?
Don’t blast your statistics on us, they’re provided by your own team.
Every time a new plan to bring jobs to the country, case in point, the integrated resorts (which really is the casino adorned in better vocabulary), were meant for our people and yet the people serving us at these places are foreigners, whose job scope can be easily done by Singaporeans.
It’s such a shame to go on Duck Tours and see that Filipinos giving a tour of the Singapore river. That’s not xenophobia, that’s just pathetic.
Don’t even get me started on our education system. How many more of these imports are you bringing in to give free education all the way up to university? What for? So they can be leaders in Singapore?
Okay, fair enough but why can’t you reward your own people with such benefits? We have 20-year-olds scratching their heads on how to pay for their polytechnic education fees of almost $15,000 and yet students from China get a Free Pass To Go on the Monopoly board game of Singapore education.
Face it. These people you bring in and give free education will return to their homeland and be big shots there. Why not you invest on your own people? Why not you invest your own flesh and blood?
The problem is that the government creates an education system so competitive that they forget that they are serving their own people - and that should be a priority. Education for our children is becoming very shaky.
We have foreigners coming in to our classrooms and that’s fine - but to give them benefits and scholarships for free when our own people have to put in extra sweat and blood, after which, they might not even get scholarships? That’s just embarrassing.
Rethink about how you are treating your own people. We, as Singaporeans don’t hate foreigners because they’re not from Singapore, we hate the fact that what is rightfully ours, in the land of Singapore, is given to them easily and we have to suffer.
We Singaporeans can’t afford a Cherry QQ without paying for high COEs while some foreigners come with Need For Speed cars and making scrap metal out of their Ferraris.
We don’t hate foreigners. We hate what you, as leaders of Singapore, have done. Man up, stop acting like a bitch and correct your mistakes. Own up to it.
You are the reason why Singaporeans are running to other countries for greener pastures. You have disregarded your own people for your greed of monetary benefits to your own wallet.
We’re not even asking for welfare or money. We’re asking for jobs and educations that do not fail us. What does that tell you about your own people, leaders of Singapore?
Very disgruntled Singaporean