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S’poreans: We should behave like wealthy, economically advanced adults

Posted on 20 June 2013

This is in response to the Indonesian minister’s gripe that Singaporeans are “like children”.


Singaporeans from all walks of life and lung capacity are in agreement with a senior Indonesian minister who had hit out at Singaporeans over the haze.

Agung Laksono, the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, had said in response to the haze crisis: “Singapore shouldn’t be like children, in such a tizzy.”

And Singaporeans all agree that he is undoubtedly right — and that Singaporeans should behave like who they truly are: Wealthy, economically advanced adults, with a strong sense of social justice.

One Singaporean, Wo You Qian, said: “We do not wish to engage in this petty exchange of jibes with the Indonesian minister. We will focus on helping Singaporeans in this time of need, giving masks and extending essential medical assistance.”

“But we’d ignore the Indonesian expats staying here in Singapore.”

Another Singapore, Cheo Ka Peng, said: “Ok, we promise we’ll try not to laugh at their last names.”

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