Tag Archives: Straits Times 5 Aug 2014

BE PROUD SINGAPOREANS, FLY THE FLAG!

National pride and political affiliation are separate issues. I fly my flag because I love my country and want to show the world that I stand united with my fellow Singaporeans, regardless of race, language, religion and political affiliation. We will be a laughing stock if we continually complain about the influx of foreigners, yet do not even bother to fly our flag in the lead-up to National Day. How would other countries view us? Would they regard us as a country united on the surface but divided at the core?

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USE NATIONAL SERVICEMEN TO REPRESENT SINGAPORE IN SHOOTING LAH!

I WONDER why we are still dependent on veterans like Gai Bin to represent Singapore in shooting when we have a large pool of young Singaporeans who have the potential to excel in this sport. I am referring to the thousands of young men who go through national service each year. Shooting is a key skill they have to acquire, and they undergo marksmanship tests where those in the top band are labelled marksmen. Indeed, those at the very top go on to become snipers.

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