Because education minister Heng Swee Keat said so.
Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to watch movies, including those naughty ones on the Internet, are nodding their heads in agreement.
They are agreeing with education minister Heng Swee Keat who said that filmmaker Royston Tan is a fine specimen of Singapore’s “broad” education system.
The minister revealed it was the nurturing school principal who taught Royston, the budding filmmaker, how to edit films, which started him down this path.
One Singaporean, Kee Kua Hee said: “Ya, using the exception as the norm to prove a point is the norm in Singapore.”
Other Singaporeans were also quick to add that Singapore as a country is just as nurturing as the school principal, as the authorities were quick to step in to edit Royston Tan’s films before they were released.
Another local, Teo Sen Ser said: “In Singapore, you should pursue whatever you like, as long as the government approves.”
“And we will praise you if you win accolades outside of Singapore and become too big to ignore. Then we co-opt you.”