The head of UBS Asia Pacific wealth management, Edmund Koh, said he is proud to be a Singaporean. And he supported the idea of hiring the best man for the job, regardless of nationality. He is concerned that Singapore is swinging too much towards hiring Singaporeans and missing out on hiring the best from the rest of the world. The fact that the ST gave him so much attention and prominence to hire the best talents regardless of nationality is itself an endorsement of this policy.
This doctrine of hiring the best to make Singapore the best in all fields is a good aspiration. Let’s make it real. Come on, look around and see the number of clowns and half bakes everywhere. They just don’t stand a chance when the best is to be hired. No need to look very far. And look at the state of the Singapore economy, negative growth or zero growth in the last few decades if not of the flood of immigrant workers. Singapore sorely needs the best talents to be here. Let’s make it happen.
Let me for once support this policy of hiring the best from the world. Forget about Singapore as a nation, a country. If Singapore is not a country, there are many advantages arising from it. We can forget about citizenship and national service. We can give citizenship freely to everyone. Our young men no need to be strangled by NS. These are age old concepts, irrelevant today, outdated, out of sync. There is no need for a country with globalization. There is no need to have NS and guarding a country when there is no country. Everyone just go out there and be the best he can be, competing with the rest of the world.
Singapore should bravely step up this call for globalization. Not to worry, it is coming with the Asean Community and the concept of free movement of labour and talent. Borderless, and everyone within Asean can move freely to find jobs in any Asean countries. And you don’t have to guess where all the Asean talents will gravitate to. Singaporeans will shine if they move out into the other Asean countries.
We shall hire the best from the world and pay them the best salary we can afford. I am sure there are millions of people out there that are better than all the politicians we have in Parliament, all the permanent secretaries in the ministries, all the top bankers in all the banks, all the CEOs we find here today. And these incumbents would most graciously to want to be replaced by the best from the world, for the good of Singapore.
Let’s do it. Let’s replace these duds and half bakes quickly. We don’t need silly Singaporeans here. I support. Let’s make Singapore the greatest place to be, with the best talents from the world. The average Singaporeans and the duds and the sillies would find their right place in the hierarchy of jobs. They will know where they belong. We need a lot of security guards, taxi drivers and personal assistance to serve the best talents of the world here.
I heard many sillies quietly saying to themselves, not to worry, I am the best, I would not be replaced.
What do you think? Plant your own timber? That mantra only bluff bluff lah. Hire the best is the way forward. Singapore does not owe you a living. The politicians do not owe Singaporeans a living. Stop the entitlement mentality, exception, it is ok to think you are entitled to millions. What? I heard still got people talking about creating a Singaporean core or looking after out PMETs? Am I mad or those people are mad? Or am I out of sync? When people were talking about foreign talents good I was talking about Singaporean first. Now people want to build a Singaporean core and I am talking about replacing all the silly and daft Singaporeans with the best from the world.
I must be very confused.