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Is there no humanity left on this island ?

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Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby expat yorkshire » 29th Jan, '13, 09:41

WTF is wrong with some people in Singapore .

In response to the tragic death of a a pair of siblings from Dunman school who got knocked down by a cement mixer.

Asiaone forum a site linked to the ST felt that it was ok to publish a picture of the accident showing the mangled bodies of the two boys and then the inevitable comments

could be prc....HOSEI LIAO!!!....2 less FTrash burden!!!
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby SunshineAfterRain » 29th Jan, '13, 10:22

Yeah, I saw one of the picture.....heart-wrenching
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 29th Jan, '13, 10:26

I didn't see any pictures, thank God. I'm fortunate that my FB friends have the decency not to share that kind of thing - actually I read a couple of online appeals asking people to remove the photos and not share out of respect for the grieving family.

I am unaware of the Asiaone forum comments. That's just shameful.
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby Fat Bob » 29th Jan, '13, 21:35

The Straits Times along with other Singapore printed press have, in the past, shown photos in all their gore in road traffic accidents. So for AsiaOne to show it is no surprise.

As for the comments - there's idiots everywhere. I've seen several comments (both before and after) from the PM about online behaviour - hell, I think here is a very well self-moderated area. There are rarely idiotic statements like those posted on other Singapore-based forums, both media ones and privately run ones. We are an exception.
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby Calatrava » 26th Mar, '13, 16:18

The xenophobia is just spinning out of control. Although I believe these negative sentiments are not directed at us, the 'Ang mohs' but rather at the expats from Philippines, China..After all, Caucasians have been here since the 80's and we have assimilated in just fine.
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby BoD » 27th Mar, '13, 05:43

Into the Singaborg?
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Re: Is there no humanity left on this island ?

Postby T2K » 27th Mar, '13, 10:23

Calatrava wrote:The xenophobia is just spinning out of control. Although I believe these negative sentiments are not directed at us, the 'Ang mohs' but rather at the expats from Philippines, China..After all, Caucasians have been here since the 80's and we have assimilated in just fine.


Though I've only been here since the 90's personally, I am pretty sure that whiteys have been here for a bit longer than that. Since day one of Singapore independence, to be precise. If my hometown was awash in foreign citizens to the degree that Singapore is, I would have some animosity too, even if I understood why they were there.
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