13 Mar '11, 6am

[TR] Goh Chok Tong criticizes Singaporeans’ backlash to floods

[TR] Goh Chok Tong criticizes Singaporeans’ backlash to floods

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has come out to criticize Singaporeans’ backlash to floods. In a forum for the contributors of the state run REACH portal, SM Goh said: “How many of you followed the latest tragic events in Japan with the tsunami…and then put into context our floods in Singapore against that kind of disaster. I am not saying we shouldn’t do anything about the flood. But the amount of noise you made with just sporadic flood compared to the Japanese.” The Japanese events are a double natural calamities (earthquake and tsunami) in which there is no human involvement. The heavy rains in Singapore is equally a natural phenomenon though it is not a calamity by any measure. Singaporeans did not blame PAP for heavy downpour. What is wrong with Senior Minister Goh? Singaporeans’ backlash at PAP was about the floods which were not due to the heavy rains per se but the c...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/03/13/goh-chok-tong-cri...

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