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    Quote Originally Posted by DuYunQi View Post
    And.. I didn't even noe that our police force had advertised in other country.. to recruit policemen.. to come to Sg to protect Singapore and Singaporean's safety and uphold Sg's law!! Good heavens!! If you can't recruit Singaporeans to be police officers.. and instead go to other countries.. does that mean you want to recruit other country-folk to be our soldiers next?

    Ridiculous!!
    The government hire foreigners to be mata and hire foreign mercenaries to protect themselves. Soon, you will be seeing angmo bodyguards for cabinet ministers.

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    Second protest against Population White Paper held at Hong Lim Park

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    1,000 ? 4,000 ? or 5000 ??

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    If speakers use Hokkien in their speeches, more heartlanders would have showed up.

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    M. Ravi coaxed Ferrari man to buy his book.


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    Speech by a public

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    Quote Originally Posted by kongsimi View Post
    Bloody hell wears a Ferrari t shirt wants to complain about high cost of living?



    wtf what sort of shit skin is this? Look at how animalistic it looks like. It's true the blacker they are the more primitive they become.

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    About 5000 attended the May Day protest with 20K watching live
    online



    May 1st, 2013 | Author: Editorial




    May Day protest against 6.9 million population white
    paper


    About 5000 people were present at the May Day protest at Hong Lim Park this
    afternoon (1 May) to protest against the Government’s 6.9 million Population
    White Paper a second time, according to readers who stayed throughout the entire
    event. The Govt has proposed to bring in more immigrants in order to hit the
    projected number of 6.9 million population in Singapore by 2030.

    This is the second protest organized by Transitioning.org. The first one was
    held on 16 Feb also at Hong Lim Park with an estimated crowd of 4000 to 5,000.
    The organizer and speakers felt that the crowd was bigger this time round for
    the May Day protest. Other participants who were at both 16 Feb and 1 May
    protest events also said that the crowd at the second protest was bigger.

    Live streaming for the protest event was also made available for the first
    time (‘Live TV Streaming for May Day Protest at Hong Lim‘).
    A total of about 20,000 people viewed the event via live streaming.

    At the start of the event, Gilbert Goh, President of Transitioning.org, asked
    the participants to wave their pink ICs to show that they were not foreigners,
    as non-Singaporeans were discouraged from attending due to a reminder from
    NParks to Mr Goh earlier (‘NParks: Police permit needed for May Day Protest if
    foreigners participating
    ‘).

    NParks had earlier told Mr Goh that he will need to apply for a Police permit
    if foreigners are allowed to attend the protest event as required by the law.
    The organizer decided not to and instead, posted signs at the park to warn
    foreigners not to attend.

    However, contrary to what NParks has claimed, a spokesman for the Singapore
    Police Force reportedly clarified with Yahoo! Singapore that foreigners can
    attend and watch the protests at Hong Lim Park without a need for permit. There
    will only be a need for permit should there be foreigners organising or speaking
    at the protest.

    Speaking at the event, Mr Goh clarified that “I am not against foreigners but
    we are against the policy of allowing a company to hire 100 per cent
    foreigners.”

    “The employment pass allows companies to hire 100 per cent foreigners, and I
    don’t think this is right. There is a quota for S pass. Why don’t they put a
    quota for the employment pass? They are the greatest competition for educated
    Singaporeans,” he said.

    Mr Goh hopes to organise similar protests on Labour Day every year.

    Anti-foreigner sentiment has been rising in Singapore with many citizens
    blaming immigrants for pushing up the cost of living, taking jobs away from
    locals and straining infrastructure.

    One of the speakers was human rights and constitutional lawyer M Ravi. He
    talked about the wide income gap and lack of protection for human rights in
    Singapore. He said that the government, employers and trade unions were supposed
    to protect workers’ rights, but the tripartite arrangement has been
    “ineffective”. He also said population growth in Singapore “increases poverty
    and causes unequal distribution of wealth”, citing that the country has one of
    the widest income gaps in the world. He noted that while other ASEAN member
    states have human rights commissions, Singapore does not.

    Wham, the executive director of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), said
    he had also come to realise that Singapore has one of the highest income
    inequality rates in the world, and that people needed to speak up.

    He opined that the poor people may not dare to speak up and make themselves
    heard “because they find that it is shameful.”

    He also pointed out that what poor families in Singapore need are not
    handouts but “a decent wage with decent hours and decent working
    conditions”.

    Leong Sze Hian, former president of the Society for Financial Services
    Professionals, said that Singaporeans have been told over and over again that to
    have higher wages there had to be good economic growth.

    He estimated, however, that during the past dozen years, over which
    Singapore’s economy has grown, the real growth in the median wage excluding
    employer’s CPF contribution was only 0.4 per cent per annum.

    Tan Jee Say, who lost in the four-way presidential race in 2011 with the
    third-highest share of vote, had harsh words for the ruling People’s Action
    Party (PAP), and urged opposition parties to aim for a coalition government.

    The population white paper, he said, was a way for the PAP to tighten its
    grip on Singaporeans with the help of new citizens.

    “If PAP has the interests of Singaporeans at heart, they will do what other
    cities do in tackling the issues of an ageing population and low fertility
    rate,” he said.

    He clarified that he was not against foreigners in Singapore but rather the
    government policy of continually importing foreign workers.

    “We can understand why new citizens are grateful to the government but
    gratitude is not servitude. Do not vote PAP just out of gratitude because
    gratitude is about the past, not the future,” he said.

    Regarding the political landscape, Tan noted that the opposition was more
    ready than the PAP was back in 1959.

    Lawyer and former board director of AMP who was supposed to be speaking at
    the event had decided to withdraw from speaking due to allegations that he is
    using AMP and May Day protest to seek political mileage for himself.

    He wrote on his Facebook page, “There has been suggestions that I have
    purportedly used AMP for political reasons, which is untrue. I have been an
    advocate of the need for a strong civil society and a rich diversity of views
    for Singapore to be resilient. This will allow Singaporeans to reconnect
    themselves with the country and to feel a part of the core.”

    “As a personal protest against untruths on my purported political objectives,
    and to underscore the fact that I am not seeking political mileage arising from
    my withdrawal from AMP and to speak at the May Day protest, I have, with a heavy
    heart, decided not to speak at the May Day rally at Hong Lim park.”

    Among the speakers invited to the event was PAP’s Education Minister Heng
    Swee Keat, who expectedly refused the invitation.

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    May Day Protest: Photo Essay (1)

    May 2nd, 2013 | Author: Editorial

    May Day Protest – Sequel to 16 Feb protest against 6.9 million Population White Paper.
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    Before the start of the event, the organizer asked everyone present at Hong Lim Park to take out their ICs to show that they are locals – a move to comply with NParks’ request that no foreigners are allowed during the protest event.
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    It has been estimated that at least 5,000 attended the event.
    .
    Some stand, some sit…
    .
    A patriotic Singapore girl.
    .
    “Many ex-PMETs cannot find work and end up driving taxis only,” said the uncle. He’s also holding a degree certificate from University of Curtin.
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    Even this Ah Ma also “buay tahan” and came to protest.
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    Instant updates at the Protest Event – power of modern technology such as Internet and mobile devices.
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    Originally, Mediacorp reported only 1,000 attended. They later changed the figure to 5,000 (see CNA news).
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    NParks had earlier told Mr Goh that he will need to apply for a Police permit
    if foreigners are allowed to attend the protest event as required by the law.
    The organizer decided not to and instead, posted signs at the park to warn
    foreigners not to attend.

    However, contrary to what NParks has claimed, a spokesman for the Singapore
    Police Force reportedly clarified with Yahoo! Singapore that foreigners can
    attend and watch the protests at Hong Lim Park without a need for permit. There
    will only be a need for permit should there be foreigners organising or speaking
    at the protest.
    This is very insightful. It shows a few shortcomings here, which is typical of most mediocre people and 3rd-rate organizations.

    1. Gilbert does bother to challenge NParks rules, by insisting on seeing its by-laws on Speaker's Corner

    2. NParks is a dumbfucked organization, which does not even understand its own jurisdictions, much like the dumb boss of CASE, who does not know that the Lemon Law covers both products and services and not just products.

    3. The police is more intimidated by Yahoo! Singapore spokesman than Gilbert, which speaks volumes about the police wanting to be seen as clean instead of being clean. To be really clean, it should have clarified with NParks and Gilbert, since all these 3 parties are in contact with one another before and throughout the preparation and organization of the protest

    What a bunch of mediocre pack that makes the protest seem xenophobic, where foreigners were not told not to participate in, and everyone pushing the blame to each other. What a bunch of clowns!
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    Scroobal, you've a big problem with this, right?
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    That is why I said that most of the people who go for such events are either unemployed or cab drivers. In other words, bottom feeders. It was crystal-clear from the first event, back in Feb. Just imagine finding common cause with cab drivers -- the people who are probably the most detested by virtually all other road users.
    Very strange bedfellows indeed!

    It is not a place for respectable folk.

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