I would like to thank all my esteemed guests, friends and supporters for making this afternoon’s seminar a successful one. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!
Tan Jee Say
Below portion is excerpted from Tan Jee Say’s address:
“… Singaporeans have to put up with over-‐crowding in buses, trains, shopping malls, parks and other public places. Despite being pushed and squeezed by these foreign workers, we Singaporeans have been told to integrate with them and to accommodate their different living habits; even our children have to compete with their children for places in schools.
Much of this unhappiness has been blamed on globalization and that Singaporeans have no choice but to live with it. But globalization alone cannot explain why we Singaporeans are so badly hit unlike other societies, with us Singaporeans ending up as the unhappiest workers in the world, according to a recent survey of 14 countries. Singaporeans have become vocal in expressing their unhappiness and have vented much anger at the recent General Election. Such public display of emotions has shown to the world that Singapore has become a deeply divided nation. Such deep division cannot continue if we are to remain a cohesive society. This division must be repaired without delay and the nation unified forthwith.”
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