Of all the foreign parents that I have helped, the Filipino Chinese are the worst. Most of them are parents from Hell. Many of them are filthy rich and they are so used to their country's bribing culture that they think they can do the same thing here. Their children are no better. Monkeys see monkeys do.Well, in a country where they are used to getting their ways by paying off the police, politicians and civil servants, they wanted to do the same here. And surprisingly, they got away with it! But being a patriotic Singaporean, I couldn't tolerate the smug looks on their faces when they told me the whole world was wrong about Singapore being the least corrupt country in the world!
And the bloody Singaporean civil servants who helped them and covered up for them deserve to die many times over. Who gave them the right to give away vacancies in return for 'donations'? Who said they could pick the wealthy foreigners over our local kids? What right have they to think the foreign kids are better than our kids and allow them to skip levels? Throwing large amounts of money to get overaged foreigners to compete unfairly with our own children.
Singapore scholarships for ASEAN scholars are being taken out of context. Top schools go overseas to do their own recruitment. Even setting up classes and sending retired teachers to give the selected students Intensive English language before they come over to Singapore. Some schools send their students to RELC for Intensive 6 months English lessons. Why can't they use this money to improve the standard of our local students and give them a competitive edge over their so-called competitors in the world? We could use this money and send our local scholars to top universities overseas.
On 4th February 2003, I sent an email to MOE, enquiring if a foreign student who has only Grade 5 (Primary 5) standard can be admitted to Secondary 1 Express in Singapore. The events that followed were out of my expectations. Until today, the handling of this case by staff of MOE has caused me much anguish and trouble. My reputation is ruined and thus sets me on the path to seek justice .............