05 May '11, 1pm

GE: S'poreans treated like 2nd, 3rd class citizens in education, says RP's Lim Zi Rui

GE: S'poreans treated like 2nd, 3rd class citizens in education, says RP's Lim Zi Rui

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are treated as second class and even third class citizens when it comes to education. That is according to Reform Party candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC, Lim Zi Rui. Addressing supporters at a rally at Clementi Stadium on Thursday, he said the government should take a Singapore first approach as local students are losing out. Mr Lim said: "Our local students lose out, lose the chance, even though they are of the same calibre. As I said earlier, why are we being treated as second class students? As second class citizens? And my partner contesting in Ang Mo Kio, was saying that the Malays are being treated as third class citizens even. "You can see there is this inequality that persists in our society and basically this will [be very divisive] if we do not address all these issues directly and fast. "On the tertiary students...they are being given a schol...

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