20160529 PM Lee’s press secretary sure knows how to talk cock sing song

Singaporean civil servants are the most overpaid to the extent that they ‘chiak pa boh sai pang’.

There was no need for the PM’s press secretary, Chang Li Lin, to respond to Gwee Li Sui’s “Do you speak Singlish”. But she did.

In her rebuttal, Ms Chang said “Standard English is vital for Singaporeans to earn a living and be understood not just by other Singaporeans but also English speakers everywhere.” (Definitions of “vital” according to non PAP dictionaries are “absolutely necessary”, “indispensable”, “critical”, “imperative”, etc. In other words, “cannot don’t have or die-die must have”.)

But the fact is the majority of working Singaporean don’t speak Standard English (SE)! So why are they able to earn a living? Is SE really die-die must have?

Kanasai, Ms Chang should not anyhow hantam. If SE is vital to earning a living, then how come her mee-siam-mai-hum boss continues to import foreigners from third world countries who can speak only Putonhua, Chinese dialects, funnily-accented English or not a word of English?

While it’s better to be able to communicate proficiently in English, it is not vital to earn a living. Not in Singapore anyway.

If SE is vital to earning a living in Singapore, how come Mr Mee-Siam-Mai-Hum continues to grant citizenships to PRCs who can’t even speak non SE? By the way, these parasites are making big bucks as table tennis coaches and players so Chang should not anyhow say SE is vital to earning a living in FT-first Singapore.

Chang should get her facts right and don’t suka suka talk cock sing song while earning tax dollars.

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2 Responses to 20160529 PM Lee’s press secretary sure knows how to talk cock sing song

  1. Xmen says:

    Why does Singapore government feel the need to respond to a light-hearted piece in a foreign publication? Singaporeans are seriously boring bunch of people. If you get a group of Americans, British, Irish, Australians, Indians, etc in a room, you will find that they don’t speak “Standard English”. Somehow it has not slowed down world commerce one bit!

    Stop being a control freak! Or get your MPs to start talking sense instead of “I don’t know what to say!”

  2. wongcheokwan says:

    Caution: Some people stumble over usage of among,amongst,amid,amidst,while,whilst.

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