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10/31/2012

What is the purpose of paying foreigners to represent Sin?



The govt is still paying a lot of money to foreigners to represent the country in sports. No doubt some have taken up citizenships before donning on the national colours. Would it be better to spend the money to develop and train our own children, our own stocks, to represent the country?

Yes, the table tennis team won two medals for the country at the Olympic Games. So what? Where was the euphoria and the pride of achievement, that we won Olympic medals? The victory seems so hollow. It was as good as forgotten the day after.

When would the govt start to think Singapore, spending money on our own children, giving jobs and opportunities to our own? Or shall we continue down this path of paying good money to foreign sportsmen at the expense of our own kind just to look good, or giving good jobs to foreigners instead of foreigners creating good jobs to jobless PMETs?

How many millions of dollars have the govt spent and will continue to spend on these foreigners, some PRs, some turn new citizens and some still non citizens. Do we need to spend this kind of money, or want to spend this kind of money? What is in it for us? So that we can go to London to cheer them on?

26 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

Because it is easier and more effective than training from a local pool.

If you don't have any barriers to the use of foreigners, then you draw from a much larger pool of talent than your small population can offer.

Makes sense lah. Why you bitching?

Anonymous said...

To win medals?

Anonymous said...

"What is in it for us? So that we can go to London to cheer them on?"

Sinkies not so lucky lah!
We can only afford to send Uncle Tony to London to cheer them on.
Did he fly 1st class, business class or economy class ah?

Anonymous said...


Sick 0f the self serving Pappies. Don't talk about them . Just get rid of them come 2016.

Eagles Eye

Anonymous said...

When the stomach is full,
the next goal will be vanity and
pleasure.
Quite natural and obvious.

Anonymous said...

Got mah..they're building another I(t's) T(he) E(nd) for childrean of Sinkees while reserving places for foreigners in our Lumpar 1 uni..sigh

Anonymous said...

>>So that we can go to London to cheer them on?

Better still let experienced VB bring the Olympig to Singapore

Anonymous said...

This government has lost all sense of self-respect.

Like what a Chinese idiom says, use other people's backside as your face.

Where is the sense of national pride?

Might as well import all the Brazilian team members...shameless plugs these doggies are!

Anonymous said...

The PAP govt will spare no expense/taxpayers'money to glorify
its "great" leader

Anonymous said...

The PAP govt will spare no expense/taxpayers'money to glorify
its "great" leader

Anonymous said...

RB, I do agree that the winning is rather shallow. Nobody talks about that any more. Agree with you that instead of "buying" glory, we should spend the money wisely and invest in our own citizens. Whether we win any medal is not important as long as our elderlies are taken care off and everybody got decent jobs. Medals won are for the glory of ministers who promised in the press that they will bring back some medals from the Olympics. Nothing to do with men on the street. Hey, none of us are excited, knowing they are FT. No pride but shame. But do they understand?

Anonymous said...

Sports talents are chiak liao bi. All sports are pastime, a hobby so to say and produces nothing useful except for manufacturers of sports gears to fleece the people.
Of course the vainglory gets the sportsmen and women excited and fame seeking. Now that they are rewarded by the hundreds of thousands and paid allowances higher than executive for indulging in their hobby, sinkies are also envious.
When our boys finished their two to two and a half years full time NS and many years as reservist, they were offered a one off $50/100. Is it worth?

Anonymous said...

Obviously sports pay better than defending your nation. A soldier's life is cheap. Just look at old movies depicting wars. Foot soldiers are asked to charge against enemy with no coverage. Generals all eat good food and drink wine but they just eat bread and drink water. Since when they tresure soldiers?

The said...

/// How many millions of dollars have the govt spent and will continue to spend on these foreigners, some PRs, some turn new citizens and some still non citizens. ///

Some turn into porn stars.......

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that China likes to send their people away to represent other countries so that OIC will not scrap table tennis competition. Table tennis is a game not a sport.

The said...

/// Table tennis is a game not a sport. ///

How do you distinguish a game from a sport? The following were also included in the 2012 Olympic sports:
Badminton
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Handball
Table tennis
Tennis
Volleyball

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_Olympics

agongkia said...

Still living in stone age.Dun waste time and money promoting and over those sport activities .
Time for a change.How about competing for gold medal for bedroom activities?We have enough talent for that.No need to import.MS,make sense?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Any minister or MPs advocating paying foreigners to represent Sin should pay through their own pockets, not from the people's money collected from taxes.

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