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PM's comments about ISIS (Singaporean's feedback)

Postby Fortan » Sat, 18 Oct 2014 8:27 am

You probably all read what Mr. Lee said about Singapore and what his thoughts are on helping out on the fight against ISIS. I am on several fora here in Singapore and some of what the local Singaporeans are writing on the topic is absolutely disgusting me. The main thoughts seems to be: "Stop talking about this, we have way more important problems to solve here in Singapore"…… Are the locals here really THAT narrow-minded? Is the general thoughts here so self-centered…. I even read comments like: "Sort out the invasion of foreign talent before thinking about helping others"…..

Sorry, just had to get this off my chest :-|

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Re: PM's comments about ISIS (Singaporean's feedback)

Postby x9200 » Sat, 18 Oct 2014 8:58 am

Fortan wrote:You probably all read what Mr. Lee said about Singapore and what his thoughts are on helping out on the fight against ISIS. I am on several fora here in Singapore and some of what the local Singaporeans are writing on the topic is absolutely disgusting me. The main thoughts seems to be: "Stop talking about this, we have way more important problems to solve here in Singapore"…… Are the locals here really THAT narrow-minded? Is the general thoughts here so self-centered…. I even read comments like: "Sort out the invasion of foreign talent before thinking about helping others"…..

Sorry, just had to get this off my chest :-|

If this is all you see on the fora then I am surprised. Positively. Judging from what could be seen here and in Malaysia soon after 9/11 I would expect bashing Americans and an open support for ISIS.

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:41 pm

Maybe sort out the racism and homophobia first if you are not going to help out with ISIS.

Some internet dwellers in Singapore are beyond simple, I've had to-do's with a few in the past.
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Postby Edroche » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00 pm

If there was a list of recommendations for expats in Singapore I'm sure one of the top ones would be 'avoid reading x local internet forums/news sources'. You will only drive yourself mad with the power of people in large groups. Avoidence is the best strategy.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:33 pm

Edroche wrote:If there was a list of recommendations for expats in Singapore I'm sure one of the top ones would be 'avoid reading x local internet forums/news sources'. You will only drive yourself mad with the power of people in large groups. Avoidence is the best strategy.


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