29 May '14, 10am

PAP MP: We should send S’poreans to poor countries so they realise SG is rich

PAP MP: We should send S’poreans to poor countries so they realise SG is rich

Ang Wei Neng, MP for Jurong GRC, suggested that the Ministry of Education should send Singaporeans on compulsory trips to poor communities in neighbouring countries in order to show them how lucky they are to live in Singapore. Mr Ang explained that this could help to shape the values of students here and make them more appreciative rather than having a sense of entitlement. “After going through the relatively tough field trip, the students will hopefully appreciate the infrastructure in Singapore better,” he said He also suggested that such a mandatory trip could help students build interpersonal skills, something he believes is lacking in this age of online communication. Mr Ang believes that such a trip, although it may be expensive, would be “money well spent” because it will generate “a wind of gratitude”. It seems that Mr Ang is suggesting that instead of working har...

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