8/08/2007

Back where it belongs?

The statue of the construction worker, a foreign talent, is back where it is, taking pride in the company of Stamford Raffles. If these paid workers, who came because we pay them well relative to what they can get at home, and are regarded as doing us a favour, sacrificing for us, then what about our forefathers who worked for less? In those times, their pay and working conditions were even worst than now. Why are we not recognising their contributions but feel so compel to recognise the contribution of these recent foreign talents? Any Singaporeans feel outraged?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand why are they putting up a foreign worker statue, instead of, as you said, the sam sui woman. Heard that statue is an angmoh also. Is our current generation also think they tuaki?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm could this be a trainer to assist our minds and tots to accept the foreigners taking away our jobs and soon our houses?

redbean said...

it is like being grateful to a stranger and ignoring your parents and grandparents for giving one the good life.

Anonymous said...

Our forefathers contribution were made under British rule and can be forgotten and need not be glorified.

What comes after is more important. It is a testimony to a far thinking Government bringing in foreigners to make Singapore into a first world country and that needs to be glorified.

Our forefathers will be turning in their graves, but of course they cannot rise up to right the wrongs unlike certain people.

TuraiKiller said...

Our ancestors & our sacrificed in damn national service with cheapo allowances + not OT claim during field training, guard duty + recall manning & without insurance coverage unless self insure.

But those foreigners came over here b’cos homeland cannot provide job for them so came to compete with local as well suppressed local pay for more than decades. They enjoy good currency exchange rates here, OT claim, insurance coverage with hostess provided so who ready sacrifice interm of job losses, pay freeze, accept here & there increased + stupid National duty liability with so many hidden taxes.... damn you leaders wake up your idea, ungrateful lot...

redbean said...

the foreign workers or talents are not here to help us but to help themselves. and they are here because the deal is good.

who is the clown who believe that they are here to help us and making a huge sacrifice for us that we must honour their contributions?

it is a win win situation where both parties are happy with the arrangement. when the terms are unfavourable, no ft or foreign workers will be here. period.