11/17/2010

We cannot discriminate against foreigners

There is this very interesting article by a Christine Chan in the ST forum today, titled ‘We don’t have the right’. We don’t have the right to do what? She said we don’t have the right to ban foreign workers from the casinos nor can the govt imposed levies for them to enter the casinos like Singaporeans. Doing such things ‘would result in unfair discrimination against foreign workers’. But it is ‘fair and justifiable application of the law’ to impose entrance fees levied against Singaporeans and PRs. KNN, I am now scratching my head sore and the few strands of hair left could be no more. Imposing entrance levies against Singaporeans is fair and against foreign workers is discrimination? Really ah! Where does this Christine Chan coming from? I hope her view is a personal one. Using her logic, I think we cannot ban foreigners from chewing gums. It will be discriminatory too. What else we can’t impose on foreigners? Oh foreigners can smoke anywhere, can litter or break any law right? If in our country we can have laws applied on our citizens and the same laws cannot be applied to foreigners, now what kind of logic is that?

13 comments:

Wally Buffet said...

CCB, my hair also turned whiter after reading this letter.

I don't want to comment too much because I have nothing good to say about her ideal.

But my maid tells me she wants to give you a kiss on the cheek Ms. Chan for speaking out for "discriminated" foreign workers.

Fock me, with people like Ms. Chan, foreign workers will continue to enjoy unrestricted admission to our casinos while we Singaporeans can only peek in from the entrance and watch in utter disbelief. Who knows, these foreign workers may all become full time high rollers if they found the secret to beating the house.

Hehe.

Anonymous said...

pray, let's sincerely hope that such arty farty airry ideas of hers are not prevalent! if she only puts her shoes in the position of familiy of low wage foreign workers who get addicted to casino excursion.

Anonymous said...

Ms Chan deserves all the support for her call. Indeed Sin had all along depends on foreigners to survive. The so-called Native Singaporeans of today are claimed by the very Singaporeans of today to be immigrants!!! Meaning, today's Singaporeans are foreigners once and forever.
By now, it should be clear to all, Singaporeans and non Singaporeans alike that it is your contributions to the economic developments of Sin that count.
Who You are and what you are are secondary or of no importance. In Sin, no one is talking about loyalty and belonging(to nation), so patriotism and nationalism do not exist. Such is the case that being Singaporeans is no different to the Rulers of this land who have no qualm in giving privileges to foreigners. Enriching this Island by any means is top priority for its' survival.
May all be awared that survival of this Island depends very much on foreigners; from tourists, foreign talents, foreign workers to foreign gamblers.

Matilah_Singapura said...

This bitch's arguments indicates failures in the education system -- especially the parts supposed to teach kids "reason" and "logic".

She forgets one fundamental, objective, cannot-be-changed-just-because-you-don't-agree, fact of reality:

The State has any right to do whatever it wants. That is the whole idea of having a state in the first place: so that you can discriminate, so that you can impose taxation, and punishments.

You cannot support the idea of a state on the one hand, then claim on the other that you have unprescribed "rights". All the "rights" you have are what the state says you have.

As an anarcho-capitalist and sovereign individual at heart, I do not support the idea of the state. I think it is like the churches -- glorious fictional, arbitrary, self-proclaimed "authorities".

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone,
I am unable to sign in and can't post at the moment. Redbean

Anonymous said...

Oh, I have made a post in www.redbeanforum.com. redbean

Anonymous said...

Hi, today's problem seems to be affecting google and gmail account. But posting in comments as anonymous stick works.

Posted another article in www.redbeanforum.com in the international column.

Anonymous said...

Haha....
Redbean; now You may understand how difficult it is to comment in your My Singapore News. Luckily You have die hard khakis(fans?)
who try very laboriously just to have their says in it.
I am one such khaki, thank me not?

Me thinks You have unhappy reader(s) that never express a word of dislike in your articles. He/she/they are admiring You secretly with actions and not words.
Me declares that i don't have the slightest jealousy hor.

What says You Wally?

patriot

Anonymous said...

Hi Patriot,

Sorry lah, but today's problem is actually interna. All company terminal cannot access gmail. Hope they solve it quick or else I will have to post the night before.

Another alternative is to pay for mobile service.

redbean

Wally Buffet said...

Hehe,

Patriot, most problem is with company servers and VPNs with firewalls going crazy.

Redbean, go get an ipad with 3G service. Post anywhere, anytime, even in the jamban or the brothel.

By the way, I am now a registered user of your Redbean forum.

Wally Buffet said...

And Patriot,

Thanks for the coffee.

I forgot to mention as my pleasure was waiting for me.

Hehe.

Anonymous said...

I already got 2 laptops. If need to will just get a router. Hope the system is back tomorrow.

I was too slow to pay for the drink. Next round on me.

While you are at redbeanforum, sure you have noticed how many posts southernglory posted.

Next time must try to catch matilah for kopi.

redbean

Anonymous said...

Me had problem with laptops as well as pcs, maybe mine all old cheap models.
Btw, when one laptop was upgraded and updated it was super fast but don't know why le, after a few weeks, it sort of got aught in big jams, however patiently me persevere.

Me knows You Guys know where to find me better kopi, just waiting for the dates. Time for Southernglory to share his wisdoms here. Had a peek at his literatures at redbeanforum, but alas me am hopeless with finances and economics le. Born a pauper, always a pauper, me surmises. Still me got something to boast la, it goes like this: a communist in the company of capitalists, hope me got it rite!

patriot