SNA - PAP MP Baey Yam Keng weighs in on Sun Xu saga

SNA - PAP MP Baey Yam Keng weighs in on Sun Xu saga

"Although he didn't specifically mention Singaporeans, he just said "in Singapore". He didn't mention Singaporeans per se; it could have been an unpleasant experience which he had. I can imagine why people are unhappy, and it could be a result of the way young people write. They could be expressive in how they describe things, which someone who's older might not appreciate. And of course, the slang and the things he used is very Shanghainese. I think it's quite colloquial, likewise I think there are some young-speak which I don't understand. Even his comment about the dogs - it might not literally mean that, it might mean something else, even though it is definitely not something positive. He is a scholar, on Singapore govt's money, but I think we also need not jump to the conclusion to say that all foreign students on scholarship are like that, it could be minority who ha...

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