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Boycott Jollibee Singapore plagued by too much success

Boycott Jollibee Singapore plagued by too much success

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Anti-foreigner Facebook page gets Singaporeans spreading the word around, until it got out of hand.

Anti-foreigner Facebook page, Boycott Jollibee Singapore, fanning the flames until things get out of hand.

Anti-foreigner Facebook page, Boycott Jollibee Singapore, fanning the flames until things got out of hand.

A bunch of nimcompoops with Internet access have created a Facebook page called “Boycott Jollibee Singapore” to target the recently opened Jollibee fastfood place at Lucky Plaza.

The aim is to get Singaporeans hyperventilating and then to boycott Jollibee, a fast food joint originally from the Philippines.

However, this move has proven to be too successful, as Singaporeans who visited the Facebook page say they will spread the word about the boycott.

Until things got out of hand

One Singaporean, Jiak Jin Juay, said he will pass the message to dissuade other Singaporeans from visiting Jollibee.

“I will tell everyone I know not to come here”, he said, “so that I can buy takeaway for them and provide other people who want to dine in with more space.”

His sentiment stems from the same source that is affecting another Singaporean, Jiak Min Kia, who reiterated her stance as to why she despises Jollibee.

“I hate this fast food”, she said, “because it keeps me coming back for more.”

Another Singaporean, Jin Ho Jiak, then said he would avoid the fastfood joint at all cost.

“I don’t want to come back here”, he said, “more than six times a week.”

Another run-of-the-mill Singaporean, Jiak Kah Luan, is determined that Jollibee fails.

“I hope they fail”, she said, “to stop being so awesome.”

The negative publicity has unwittingly become free advertising for Jollibee, with immense interest generated from the online hype and word-of-mouth marketing that is increasingly getting even more out of hand with each passing day.

A man, who claims to be the anonymous administrator behind the Boycott Jollibee Singapore Facebook page, wrote to New Nation to express his regret.

The man said: “I don’t know if I’m a success or failure. I actually succeeded at failing to get people to boycott Jollibee.”

He continued: “I should go back to having sex with animals.”

Presidential results: PAP-endorsed candidates garnered 70% of votes

Presidential results: PAP-endorsed candidates garnered 70% of votes

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3 ways you can report the facts.

By Fang Shihan

White Tans - 3 ways

So quite obviously 65% of the population is not happy with the way things panned out for Dr Tan Cheng Bock and opposition-meister Tan Jee Say. To the extent that newly elected President Dr. Tony Tan had to assure voters that he would strive to win over the two thirds of the electorate who did not vote for him. Shades of Sitoh Yih Pin no?

The mainstream media has been surprisingly tepid on the win. Then again, with former PAP-MPs garnering 70% of the votes, of course there would be room to spare for some negativity, just to balance out the overwhelming victory by the establishment.

But just for the fun of it, New Nation has come up with at least 3 different ways you could possibly spin the news. Enjoy.

Headline: 70% of Singaporeans vote for former PAP MPs
Standfirst: Tony Tan wins with 35.2% of vote while Tan Cheng Bock garners 34.8%.

The ruling party received a resounding stamp of approval from the electorate as both former PAP MPs Tony Tan and Tan Cheng Bock were the top performers during the presidential elections. Opposition-endorsed Tan Jee Say trailed in third place with 25% of the vote or about 10% less than the runner up. Tan Kin Lian, who led the minibonds protests in 2008 lost his $48,000 deposit after getting only 4.9% of the votes.

Headline: Tony Tan wins by razor thin margin; poor showing for the PAP
Standfirst: PAP-endorsed Tony Tan is ushered into the presidential post, winning by a margin of 0.34% against runner up.

The ruling party was delivered a wakeup call as Dr. Tony Tan, widely endorsed by the PAP, unions and government-affiliated organizations, sat through a recount in the wee hours of the morning. Once considered a shoo-in, the performance of Dr. Tony Tan was considered by many analysts as a barometer of the ruling party’s popularity among the people. Despite having been deputy prime minister, and the executive director of sovereign wealth fund, GIC, Dr. Tony Tan nearly lost to previously little-known MP Dr. Tan Cheng Bock who runs a clinic in Jurong. The former was campaigning on a platform of reform and was widely considered as a non yes-man within the party. Combined with opposition-endorsed candidate Tan Jee Say, the non-PAP vote stood at 59.8%.

Read this better and more xia lan version.

Headline: PAP candidate Dr. Tony Tan wins via split opposition vote
Standfirst: Opposition is blamed for splitting the anti-PAP vote, and installing the PAP into the presidential seat.

Two thirds of the electorate did not want a PAP-endorsed candidate as President. Yet Dr Tony Tan had the keys of the Istana handed to him with only 7,269 more votes than his nearest rival. Netizens blamed Temasek Review, Nicole Seah and the NSP for fracturing the opposition vote by endorsing Tan Jee Say and inadvertently handing victory to the PAP on a platter.

Read Temasek Review — which was down at the time of publication — for a better blamefest.