06 Jan '12, 2pm

According to the minister formerly known as the Minister Mentor, Grace Fu is a washout.

According to the minister formerly known as the Minister Mentor, Grace Fu is a washout.

The simple, and obviously heartfelt, admission posted on her Facebook has drawn a raging backlash. And no wonder. The statement was tone-deaf, at best, and utterly contemptuous of those she's suppose to serve, at worst. Consider these: The poorest segment of our society has seen their incomes stagnate for the past 10 years. Singaporeans on the whole have had to suffer unemployment and underemployment because they are made to compete unfairly with foreign workers brought in by the Government. It was reported yesterday that an engineering graduate with an honours degree no less, had to resort to scavenging rubbish dumps for a living. And even before things can get better, we are already warned that 2012 is going to be bleak. Manufacturing output has tumbled for a straight six months. Our MRT system is breaking down with disconcerting regularity and every time it rains heavil...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5100-minister...

Comments

  1. 06 Jan '12, 6pm

    Can you also share how the poorest in USA, China, India, and, closer to home, Malaysia or Indonesia, fare the last 10 years? Are all the graduates in Europe, US having good paying jobs? And can you repeat how long has the mrt run smoothly before it breakdown?

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