recently there was a video released showing a child being run over twice by large vans and then left on the streets while people walked by her lifeless body.
some writer posted an article on yahoo asking singaporeans whether they may have done the same.
wtf? what in the world. why are you questioning your fellow countrymen like we’re a bunch of heartless beasts? we may not be ultra courteous, but there’s no question about whether we would turn a blind eye to such a horrific scene. i mean, c’mon la.
“I struggle to recall a similar life-or-death example in Singapore – and hopefully I will never have to – but two incidents spring to mind.
In October 1995, five bystanders watched while Giordano assistant shop manager Mr Tan Wee Leang, 22, struggled with a robber in broad daylight in Orchard Road. A subsequent survey revealed S’poreans were cautious of becoming involved because the robber could have been armed and dangerous. ”
you wanna compare a child lying in her own pool of blood to an armed robbery? And “I struggle to recall a similar life-or-death example in Singapore – and hopefully I will never have to” ?? what? was the robbery so harshly devastating you shudder at the thought of reliving it vocariously thru some random shop assistant? please la.
its one thing to post leisurely ramblings online. its another to write something just for the sake of controversy and thought provokation. its again, another thing to try to act like some all-knowing moral compass among your own people, using any opportunity to ride on the coat tails of so-called hot journalistic topics like the lack of courteousy among singaporeans.