23 Jul '11, 1pm

[TR] Tony Tan continues to twist and turn about his pro-foreigner education policies

After his pro-foreigner education policies discriminating against native Singaporeans in the 1980s and 1990s were dug out and exposed for all to see, PAP-endorsed presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan has launched a ‘charm offensive’ on his Facebook to salvage his battered image. In his latest note posted on Facebook, Dr Tan put up a facade of being ‘magnanimous’ in accepting the brickbats he had received recently from Singaporeans: “I realized that there would be strong views on this (education policies), and that I would almost certainly be criticized for what I would say. But I believe it is a debate that we need to have.” Dr Tan then went on to rehash the standard PAP answer that Singaporeans are not disadvantaged by foreigners in tertiary education because the number of places for Singapore students has increased over the years: “The percentage of each cohort of Singapor...

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  1. 25 Jul '11, 4am

    Tony became head of SPH to act the role of PAP's chief attack dog...we want a President for native Singaporeans not a President to represent foreign workers and foreign scholars.

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