A Singaporean boss activated 13 foreign workers to help push his car which was stuck at the staircase of Waterway Point. A spokesperson for the shopping mall told the media that the foreign workers are no passer-by and that they are employees of the driver. The Singaporean driver apparently took a wrong turn and the silver Honda became stuck on a flight of stairs.
A video of the incident was uploaded on Facebook which led to some Singaporeans wrongly impressed that the foreign workers were “very helpful”. Some online commentators of unknown nationality even took the opportunity to slam Singaporeans saying locals only know how to take video and never help. Other online commentators claimed that Singaporeans look down on foreign workers and make disparaging remarks on Singaporeans’ treatment of foreigners.
You may view the video here.
Singaporeans-slamming is part of the government’s subtle propaganda move to guilt-trap the locals into believing that having more foreigners is good for the country. Foreigners population in Singapore is as high as 45%, with 20,000 new citizens becoming Singaporeans every year. According to Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, a major driver of Singapore’s economic growth relies on growth of foreign manpower. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong introduced a White Paper confirming that he will increase the country’s population to 6.9 million in 2030 from the current 5.6 million.