Self-entitled Singaporeans are self-entitled. Glad to hear a voice of reason amidst the chorus of self-entitled whining – several in fact, if you look at the comments.
Frankly, this entire trend of calling for the Singapore government to give undue favour to locals / citizens is starting to reek of something our northern neighbour has been doing for years. Why don’t we take a good look at how well their bumiputera policy turned out, hmm?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
A Facebook post by “The Singaporean Times” (whatever that means) about a man having to sell his house to allow his daughter to study medicine overseas made its rounds last night. Drastic?
The veracity of the story not withstanding (yes, such things can be easily fabricated), the daughter applied to the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS with her ‘A’ level results of AAB (frankly, it’s a good set of results) but was unfortunately unsuccessful.
Now, does it come as a surprise that rejection took place?
Not at all.
Why? NUS Medicine is one of the most competitive faculties locally; it is elite, and many know that even a full bag of ‘A’s might not even secure you a place simply because there are limited vacancies. Thus, based on results alone, she does not make the cut. Furthermore, there’s no need to ask daddy to sell the house…
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