Supermarket worried activist group will use them in a manner it does not agree with.
Following in the footsteps of the head of the Catholic Church, Singapore’s unionised supermarket chain, NTUC FairPrice, has asked activist group, Function 8, to return a tin of love letters that was sold to them early this year.
Love letters are biscuit rolls that are popular in Asia where people stuff their face with during the Lunar New Year as a way to kill time during awkward family reunions.
What inspired NTUC FairPrice’s action was the revelations two days ago that Archbishop Nicholas Chia, the head of the Catholic Church, had written a letter to Function 8 backing its call to abolish the Internal Security Act in June.
But he later withdrew the letter after drinking coffee with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
All these facts have been documented by blogger extraordinaire, Alex Yawning Bread Au.
Archbishop Chia’s reasoning for his retraction is that the initial letter, which Function 8 did not solicit for in the first place, could be used “in a manner that I did not intend”.
How so, your guess is never going to be as good as mine, because I’m just saying, an unsolicited letter when divided by zero will cause world annihilation.
NTUC FairPrice, however, displaying the same amount of reasoning prowess, said it is asking back the tin of love letters initially sold to Function 8, just in case it can be used to affect Singapore’s social harmony.