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Postby x9200 » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:10 pm

True. It happens everywhere. There is always some mass of people like this around, any place any country. Many of the expats admits they were not really exposed in reality to any serious hostile behavior while here. Frankly, I am not sure if the same could be said for Asian looking people living in many Western countries.

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Postby BillyB » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:11 pm

Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans? No.


Saint - that's complete rubbish.

Ranting and raving will of course happen, but I very much doubt it would go to the extremes you've read on the local sites here. There were hardly any messages of condolence to either family.

I'm not defending the driver - his actions were irresponsible - but at the end of the day a mother and father have lost a son and deserve to be able to grieve in peace and should be given respect.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:21 pm

BillyB wrote:
Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans? No.


Saint - that's complete rubbish.

Ranting and raving will of course happen, but I very much doubt it would go to the extremes you've read on the local sites here. There were hardly any messages of condolence to either family.

I'm not defending the driver - his actions were irresponsible - but at the end of the day a mother and father have lost a son and deserve to be able to grieve in peace and should be given respect.


I didn't say or imply that I agree with what's being said, actually I feel it's wrong but it was bound to happen.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:42 pm

Hoo-boy. Looks like we're gonna get another shout-out.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 16 May 2012 3:51 pm

Don't think so but it looks like not only the Singaporeans are cocooned.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 May 2012 4:15 pm

BillyB wrote:Ranting and raving will of course happen, but I very much doubt it would go to the extremes you've read on the local sites here. There were hardly any messages of condolence to either family.

I'm not defending the driver - his actions were irresponsible - but at the end of the day a mother and father have lost a son and deserve to be able to grieve in peace and should be given respect.


Me says you are over reacting ..

Elsewhere in Asia, the Ferrari driver's family / estate would have been sued by now, vigilantes would have gone on prowl .. and may have stopped the cremation of the Ferrari driver's body the and street would be teaming with protests / hartal - strike actions .. and worse, there would have been two days of complete shutdown .. and show of sympathy .. regardless who or what .. as long as it was a foreigner involved .. and if it was the other way around, there would be been scant attention in the news ..

Above scenario is what I can think of, if I translate and extrapolate the 'emotions' of the online warriors !!!

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 16 May 2012 4:34 pm

Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans?


In countries like the uk race hate, even on forums is illegal and the police are likely to come and track down perps. I wonder if the same would happen in SG, or whether it is too much of a convenient distraction...

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Postby Saint » Wed, 16 May 2012 4:42 pm

JR8 wrote:
Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans?


In countries like the uk race hate, even on forums is illegal and the police are likely to come and track down perps. I wonder if the same would happen in SG, or whether it is too much of a convenient distraction...


Agree, but it doesn't stop it going on. There's been a least a couple of cases recently, one in relation to the Muamba incident. The currently a big issue in my UK home town which has gone very public.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 16 May 2012 4:53 pm

JR8 wrote:
Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans?


In countries like the uk race hate, even on forums is illegal and the police are likely to come and track down perps. I wonder if the same would happen in SG, or whether it is too much of a convenient distraction...


My little thinking says .. the Govt is waiting for a 'critical mass' before doing some High Publicity Actions .. as it is mostly in Singapore ;)

Remember Shankar Iyer ? all silence and then along comes a big news event to silence the boisterous ..

I could be wrong though ..

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 16 May 2012 5:20 pm

Saint wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Saint wrote:Of course Singaporeans are going to vent their anger and more so on the net. If this had happened in our home towns every single one of us would have the exact same feelings. Unfortunately we are the expats in this case. Many posters on here enjoy spending time local bashing so does that make you any better than the Singaporeans?


In countries like the uk race hate, even on forums is illegal and the police are likely to come and track down perps. I wonder if the same would happen in SG, or whether it is too much of a convenient distraction...


Agree, but it doesn't stop it going on. There's been a least a couple of cases recently, one in relation to the Muamba incident. The currently a big issue in my UK home town which has gone very public.


Yeah wasn't,t the perp in the Muamba issue almost show-trialled?


Psa reckon you,re right Ecu, some game is being played out by the gahmen

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 16 May 2012 6:05 pm

JR8 wrote:In countries like the uk race hate, even on forums is illegal and the police are likely to come and track down perps. I wonder if the same would happen in SG, or whether it is too much of a convenient distraction...

Is it a race hate? It is general anti-foreign sentiment probably with some more or less favorite targets.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 16 May 2012 8:47 pm

Whatever happened to never speaking ill of the dead!?

Sickening, I agree that we have a go at the locals here, of course we do, if this is how they behave!?
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 16 May 2012 8:52 pm

ecureilx wrote:In the same subject .. how about this ?? ;)

Xenophobic ?

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2012 ... oreigners/


Not even related. Nothing wrong with "cleaning out" illegal workers. They're there illegally, after all. Jia you! I say.

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Postby carteki » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:23 pm

Some good news for a change. Here is another local viewpoint: https://www.facebook.com/notes/joe-augu ... 3013140466

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Postby NorrinRadd » Wed, 16 May 2012 10:34 pm

A very sensible post.

I see it's already popular here:
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