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(Picture taken from The Online Citizen)

So some Singaporeans are very unhappy with the recently concluded inaugural Youth Olympic Games. They started up a facebook group called “I hate the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Organising Committee", and posted how they are unhappy with the games.

There was this guy called Malik, posted the comment as you see in the picture, and got investigated by the police under the charge of “inciting violence”. Oh wow, first of all, this Malik sounds and looks so young and the comment is full of childishness. The “This is the time for us to burn…” bit was so childish, unreal and idealistic that it is almost equal to “When I grow up I want to be a batman”…

But the authority seems to think such slightly annoying kiddy statement seriously and they think Malik is “inciting violence” by calling people to BURN the minister in charge of the YOG! Oh really? Don’t you think it’s like charging a bunch of children playing kejar kejar (hide and seek) “attempt to murder”, because they yell at each other “I’ll kill you!!!”?

So I take it that the minister actually fear for his own live because someone wants to “burn” him (nevermind that the “burn” here is metaphoric rather than literal)? Dear good minister, the burning of a public officials are rare, especially in your country which enjoys such high and often-envied order. In Malaysia the country full-of-crime, burning a public official is still unheard of, well except you have some fanatics burning effigy of a leader, or an idiot trying to burn himself to gain media attention (strangely both cases happen in Penang)…

Chill lah, dear good doctor, or whoever your followers that so worried about your safety. You can’t be thinking that you performed so badly, or you’re so arrogant that people will actually attempt to burn you upon reading a facebook comment right? You can’t be so unpopular right? You are politician after all, can’t be so unconfident right? It must be the year of scientific training as a doctor (and dog-eat-dog political training) that took the humour and literature appreciation away from you, so poor thing Sad smile

 

Anyway, I think YOG is awfully unmeaningful, a waste of money and human capital, unattractive and in fact the whole Olympic movement is just a show of power, a rich man show. Look we bidded for YOG because we believe it’s for our long term good! It will show the world how powerful we are and everyone in the world will know our name! Oh my God/Buddha/Allah/Whatnot, so you organise a sports event to make everyone knows you huh? So we human beings should be happy to dump our money, resources and carbon (yes, in the form of carbon dioxide) to play sports in a certain location once in four years just to let the whole world know about the place? Just like Beijing 2008, the use of Olympic shows to soften one’s image is a plenty nowadays. As long as you show something beautiful and impressive, people will love you! Nevermind that the cute girl standing in front of everyone was not the one singing…

Just in case you ask, why I care about Singapore matters when I’m a Malaysian? Well, because I am Singapore’s taxpayer! Not in the form of income tax, not yet, but definitely in the form of Government and Services tax!

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