SERENE SIEW: Roy Ngerng and Han Hui Hui are not “champion socialists”. As for former NMP Calvin Cheng, I don’t think the greatest danger to Singapore is represented by Roy Ngerng, Han Han Hui and their supporters. Their views are so extreme, their actions so absurd, that few would support them.
Moreover, the issues they represent, are bread-and-butter issues and the PAP are if nothing, good at solving these issues with their well-honed technocratic skills. They just need time.
The biggest danger I feel are an emerging group of Westernised, educated, champagne socialists and liberals who pontificate about social inequality, democracy and freedom in the comfort of their condos. They theorise about the rights of workers, whilst cocooned in their suits at their white collar jobs. They write poetry and make films about injustices, but the greatest injustice they think they have suffered is the censorship of their ‘art’.”
This commentary was written by Serene Siew.
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