Singaporean teens attending the Laneway Music Festival at Meadow at Gardens by the Bay were shamed on Wednesday by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee shared a photo of rubbish strewn all over the music venue after the event has ended.
He compared these Singaporeans to the Myanmar fans who attended a soccer match at the National Stadium recently. He cited the Burmese for having the responsibility to clear up their own rubbish unlike the Singaporeans who attended the hipster music festival.
Are Singaporeans becoming too pampered to clear up their own mess? What do you think?
Do you think it is right for a Prime Minister to shame his own citizens publicly and praise another country’s citizens instead?
Lee Hsien Loong’s Status Update:
Last November, Myanmar sports fans were seen picking up litter at the National Stadium, after their team lost to Singapore at an AFF Suzuki Cup match (right pic).
Last Saturday, the 2015 Laneway Festival was held at the Meadow at Gardens by the Bay.
The left pic shows what the 13,000 festival goers left behind.
It takes continuous effort to keep Singapore clean. We need to progress from being a cleaned city to a truly clean city. All of us can play a part – picking up our own litter, educating our children and grandchildren, and reminding others to do the right thing. Visit the Public Hygiene Council’s page to find out how you can help. – LHL