Posts Tagged ‘national day rally

National Day Rally: knee-jerk reactions!

September 7, 2010

When I read this letter in the ST Forum yesterday I nearly choked on my fish ball.  For a fleeting moment I thought it was due to cataracts. ST, as everybody knows, steers clear of any criticism of the government.  As a regular contributor to The Forum, I have had my letters rejected whenever they […]

Why people are turned off by National Day Rally

September 6, 2010

  You know, sometimes you feel a lingering sense of unease but you just can’t put your finger on it.  So it’s with the National Day Rally.  The word ‘Rally’ has many meanings among which are ‘to inspire anew,  to draw or call (persons) together for a common action or effort’. But the meaning generally […]

National Day Rally: why opposition ignored?

September 3, 2010

Every National Day Rally it’s the same: you see grassroot leaders,top civil servants, students and ordinary workers etc  And, of course, our ministers. But you never see members of the opposition parties. They also play a part in nation building so why aren’t they invited as well? Where’s the respect for the opposition parties?  After all […]

National Day Rally: why were these pressing concerns ignored?

August 31, 2010

PM Lee addressed some of the concerns of Singaporeans eg. housing, education, overcrowding on the MRT, influx of foreign workerss, religious extremism and so on. But I feel that he spent too much time on motivational talk as when he held up certain individuals worth emulating. Instead he could have focused on the real concerns […]