Fatuous lust for foreign talents

Thou shalt not cast lusting glances at thy neighbour's talents. But if we do not do so then soon we will sink into the Straits of Singapore. In an island where there is a dearth of talents, only with the influx of foreign talents can we ever think of making it to the next generation. And this must keep going and going. While will are lusting at the foreign talents of other countries, now India is making us an offer that we cannot resist. They are willing to sacrifice their talents for us. They are saying, please take more of our talents. With this offer, all our local banks and GLCs will have no problem filling up all the MD positions. What India should propose is to swap their political talents with ours. One of our political talent for 100 of India's political talents. That should be a reasonable equation given the fact that our political talents are world best. And we can even expand our Parliament, providing more quality jobs for politicians. Make politicians and politiking a profession, with good salary, annual increments, route of advancement, promotion, and of course pension for life. When this is put in place, we will have the best politicians the world can find. Then we can do what India is doing, exporting our political talent to boost our GDP.


Anonymous said...

One village headman in India or China would easily manage probably 10 or more landmass of 800 sq kilometres.

Anyone who equates SIN Talents with those from China and India must have been born and stayed in Pulau Tekong Kechil. Bet You don't know where is P Tekong Kechil. Right?


Wally Buffet said...


Following comrade Patriot's reasoning, those who are exported here definitely no creme de la creme but the troublemakers, good for nothings that they want to get rid of. After all, one less mouth to feed and earning foreign exchange to boot frees their limited resources to take care of and handle two of the world's most populous countries.

I was in Sim Lim Square the other day. All shop assistants in one computer shop are Indian PRs. Guess what? They all look like low lives from the slums of Mumbai. How did these buggers become PRs of a supposedly first world country beats me. So don't look at me, I am utterly and incredulously speechless!

We are indeed done for.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi guys, let's not bring in the colour element in our discussion. Foreign talents and foreign thrash come in all colours. So are the real talents.

In both China and India, they have real talents and thrash talents, and plenty of them.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Another observation, either China has no foreign talents or they are keeping them for themselves. I have yet to see a Chinaman being recruited to head one of our local big companies. Maybe there are not good enough.

Wally Buffet said...


The illustration is to highlight our indiscriminate import of foreign trash or "talents".

We could have been more selective. We could have extrapolated the problems that such an immigration policy would cause. To see what the future holds, we must CONTROL the present and learn from the past.

Wally Buffet said...

Nope, the Chinese do business always with guanxi. The Indians with brains and lots of luck.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Your logic of guanxi implies that the Chinese must have developed a lot of guanxis in the US to be able to export so many products to them.

Wally Buffet said...

Yup, ask the Yankees.

Anonymous said...

They don't call that guanxi in US. They call them campaign donors I suppose. Such donations open all kinds of doors. Nothing sinister compared to guanxi.