” Shouldn’t we be travelling apart from ordinary S’poreans?”
“Baby, I don’t know what to say. Anton, why liddat leh? Where’s the private jet?”
“Darlin’, pls don’t shout at me. I lost my job.”
“Daddy doesn’t have money, Mummy? I got to take the MRT, not sit in the Porsche?”
“Anton, you poor now?”
“Don’t be liddat, Ms Gold Digger 1959.”
“I should have married Ah Beng not ang moh.”
Forgive me but the above conversation (imaginary of course between Bernice Wong and her son and her hubbie) wickedly came to mind when I read in ST that he he and his family flew to Perth on an economy-class SIA flight.
I don’t know about you but I find travelling economy-class for any more than a two hour flight really uncomfortable. Thankfully, I don’t care for jetting round the world. Otherwise I’d have to speculate or go back to work to make some serious money to afford airfares. Nowadays, even choping a seat in economy class beside the cabin doors costs extra.
Seriously, if he is as rich as he implied, what with his sneers at S’poreans travelling on the MRT, why isn’t he and his family travelling biz or first class? Especially as there are two very good reason to do so this time: security and the absence of publicity. Airlines guard jealously the privacy of premium class passengers. He can’t be genuine about being afraid of his security, can he? Travelling economy-class, where the MRT-travelling S’poreans also travel.
Another reason to doubt that that he is that wealthy is that he is only offering to do community service, not donating serious money and do community service. To donate money only would be bad PR: “Trying to buy yr way out? Why liddat?”) (Related post: http://atans1.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/talk-is-cheap-anton-casey-show-us-youre-sorry/)
Finally, if he is that rich, why isn’t he using one of big law firms in the Raffles Place, Marina Bay area? His lawyers are based in heartlander Toa Payoh. The expat lady that had Tammy put down is using a big name legal firm to defend her.
BTW, notice how sympathetic the ST story is to him? Hey ST, he wronged us. Or ST agrees with this guy that S’poreans are wrong, not Anton Casey? Bit like William Wan, the general secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement whose patrons according to TRE “is PM Lee Hsien Loong and its adviser is Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth”. He seems to be blaming S’poreans, not Anton Casey, for the row. Maybe someone should remind William Wan that Anton Casey has apologised, and telling us that he wronged S’poreans. Sometimes this PAPpish attitude of “S’poreans always daft, always wrong” goes too far?
What do you think?
To end here some great views from the Guardian’s blog reporting the “bullying of Anton Casey” as William Wan seems to put it:
– You have the freedom to poke at a wasp nest. Later, you end up at a hospital. Did you deserve it? No. But did you ask for it? YES!
– I will rather think whom ever poke at a wasp nest, did ask for it and deserve whatever the end result of their FUN is!!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/jan/23/daddy-poor-people-anton-casey-facebook-comments-singapore#comment-31119883. Read it to see another lighthearted take on the matter.