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What matters is our Patriotism

Loh Kean Yew “LKY” has just done our country proud by winning the BWF (Badminton) World Championship when he beats India’s Srikanth Kidambi 21-15, 22-20 in the men’s singles final in Huelva, Spain just a moment ago.

While Loh was born in Penang, Malaysia, he has been as Singaporean as many of us, having served his national service and stay committed in doing our country proud.

His win also allows us the opportunity to reduce the tension between New & Core Singaporeans.

Whether one is a New Singaporean or a Core Singaporean, guess what matters most is our patriotism since we are all in the same boat, One People, One Nation.

Going forward, it is imperative for us as a nation to welcome patriotic citizens like Loh as fellow Singaporeans.

Yes, it is tempting to liken Loh’s name to LKY’s initials and see him as a kind of metaphor to LKY’s coming back from his grave to “right the wrongs” of mediocre politicians governing our country.

Yes, it is sad that some politicians have shamelessly exploited the benefits of our citizenship but circumvented obligations like serving national services and yet think that they have the moral authority to be preaching about patriotism.

Let’s leave those shameless politicians to the restless soul of LKY.

For now, let’s us celebrate Loh’s win and encourage him and other committed New Singaporeans to continue to stay patriotic and make us proud.

For those exploitative new citizens who are only here to benefit themselves at our expenses, like some of our shameless politicians, hope they will wise up and know that Singapore deserves better…

 

Joseph Nathan

 

 

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34 Responses to “What matters is our Patriotism”

  • Patriotism Medals:

    Gold Medal: Very patriotic.
    Silver Medal: Quite patriotic.
    Bronze Medal: A bit patriotic.

    No Medal: Clearly not patriotic.

    Why do some people think like that?

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  • fair weather:

    Schooling won Olympic medal and was honoured but what happened when he lost?

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  • White is other than black....:

    The fundamental difference between these two LKYs is this:

    One was a brash politician who boasted of his Machiavellian tendencies and manipulated others to labor and to accomplish for the vested interests of his own agendas to crystallize his Incorporated State, and claimed all the credit of nation building for himself with patronizing gestures towards the natural aristocrats who truly designed and constructed the national institutions. Which government ministry for example was the ingenuous brainchild and diligent creativity of this LKY? For sure…. he had his hand in everything they constructed – for eye service and acclaim, and a dynasty in waiting.

    The other LKY meanwhile….. his chivalry speaks louder than the other chap’s word$$$!

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  • You count only if ...:

    Everyone loves a Winner!
    If youre not you dont count..in this accolade hungry government.
    Everything oso mustbe 1st or Best !!
    They oredy forgot Joseph Schooling and couldn’t wait for his NS enrollment!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    PAP government is a ‘You die your Business’ Foreigners come first sell out, every person for themselves.
    Who cares about Patriotism. It is just propaganda.

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  • Patriotism Medals:

    fair weather:
    Schooling won Olympic medal and was honoured but what happened when he lost?

    He changed from “very patriotic” to “clearly not patriotic”.

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  • Smart Nation:

    SG claims him as a citizen but he is still a Malaysian by birth. Did the Malaysian govt take away his birth right? Did JN check with the Malaysian authority to see if he is still registered as a Malaysian citizen? Has he taken an oath at the Malaysian Embassy to renounce his Malaysian citizenship? Is it on their official record that he has renounced his Malaysian citizenship? Otherwise, he is still a Malaysian, never mind if he bears the initials L.K.Y. or that he served NS. That aside, he deserves to be congratulated for his spectacular win. Well done, World Badminton Champ!

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  • @Smart Nation

    IF he is a Sinkieland PR, then he is officially still a Malaysian.

    IF he had completed NS, then he has already been granted Sinkieland Sillyzenship and would already have renounced his Malaysian citizenship.

    He HAS TO renounce his Malaysian citizenship BEFORE Sinkieland Sillyzenship can be granted to him.

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  • Friday:

    Datuk Lee Kian yew.

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    At least this LKY is not given instant citizenship and gets exemption from NS like those PRC paddlers bought / brought in by that shameless stta just to win medals for sg.

    This shuttler got himself a scholarship, studied in sg sports school before quitting Poly to do NS early so as to pursue his dream. In order to represent sg, he must be a sg citizen. So, he’s definitely a singaporean now.

    Sg can only hope that he’ll not do a Li JW. After earning top dollars and retiring from his sports career, abandon his sg citizenship and balek kampong to be with his family like what paddler Li had done. After all, his parents are still living in Penang. So there’s a possibility he’ll head back there when his parents get older.

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  • xoxo:

    Aww,come on.
    Loh is just winning medals n dollars for himself first but nothing wrong.
    But the MOST PATRIOTIC CITIZEN title must go to Heng $wee *Kia*.
    He raided sgs’ reserves to the tune of $100 BILLION for the sake of *solidarity* n Resilience?!
    He so unhesitatingly gave needy sgs $600 when Claimed Per Capita Grant was $23.5K?
    Many NON-sgs who rob our decent-paying jobs got much much more!

    See,H$K is patriotic beyond words!

    Loh Kean Yew is outcla$$ed completely.

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  • Smart Nation:

    TRE Tech:
    @Smart Nation

    IF he is a Sinkieland PR, then he is officially still a Malaysian.

    IF he had completed NS, then he has already been granted Sinkieland Sillyzenship and would already have renounced his Malaysian citizenship.

    He HAS TO renounce his Malaysian citizenship BEFORE Sinkieland Sillyzenship can be granted to him.

    One could renounce his foreign citizenship in SG and take an oath of allegiance in order to fulfill the requirements of naturalization. As far as his/her native country is concerned, on official record, the person may still be a registered citizen by birth until that country has been officially informed of his/her intent to renounce citizenship. Until then the person is still a citizen of two countries. How can that still be patriotic? In this situation, the test of patriotism is whose side will the person be on during a war?

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  • A Bunch of Patriotic Pricks:

    Cringe-worthy bunch of “patriotic pricks”.
    So naive to think there is honor, glory and patriotism in sports nowadays. If no brand sponsorship/endorsement/royalty or $$$$$$ to earn, MY ASS!!!! Real stupid bunch.

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  • Be fair:

    Let’s us imagine a similar young man, but, the reverse internationally,
    - born in Sg
    - national champion for below 12
    - migrate to My at 13
    - serve My army for 2 years
    - become world champion.

    What will Singaporeans do? Baying for his blood? Call him a trait**? Demand imprisonment?

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  • Sgis a steppingstone 4many:

    Infamous msiaborn mps shiokingly and shamelessly told chinese fables and akong stories in parliament just for demoney, as though the parliament belongs to their grandfathers. Democracy had since been replaced with demoncrazy politicus; monetarily patriotic.

    As long as Tamadesek pot of gold still exists ‘forgeiners-turned-shittizens’ shall remain patriotic.

    A newly coined political term: Monetary Patriotism.

    Otherwise, off to the greener pasture, byebye..!

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  • Gift:

    Nothing is impossible if one is resolute,

    Should be in MTF.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    At least this LKY did his NS and integrated into our system. This is the type of foreign-born people that SG should attract, who chose SG because they want to be part of a melting pot. But the current 3G team under the Golden Prince seems to grab any Tom, Dick and Harry – those that come here only because it is a sweet pot for them. These are the totally unreliable type that the pappies seemingly love – perhaps selfish birds do flock together, hor?

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  • Patriotic izzit:

    Gaining 1 world championship isn’t make a person patriotic. He or she may be just for their own selfish reason ~that is to chase their own dream and that’s it. Real Patriots will save their own country when in danger without any selfish reason.

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  • John Doe:

    Well said Nathan.

    The most cheapest patriotic PAP Millionaire politician should be by NOW CRYING and KNEELING DOWN to ask for forgiveness from my grandmother whose grave/tomb at Pek Shan Ting was demolished.

    She is crying day and night after 40-50 years, still WAILING

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  • John Doe:

    Well said Nathan.

    The most cheapest patriotic PAP Millionaire politician should be by NOW CRYING and KNEELING DOWN to ask for forgiveness from my grandmother whose grave/tomb at Pek Shan Ting was demolished.

    She is crying day and night after 40-50 years, still WAILING

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  • John Doe:

    Mr Nathan.

    You might be quite misguided.
    Do deeper research and analysis – what patriotism you are emphasizing at, WHEN THE PAP is, BEHIND 5.7 millions BACKSIDES, NOT STRUCTURING to BUILD an nation of SG, so much so INVARIABLY they HAVE ALWAYS NEVER NEVER fail to drum into these 5.7 millions minds SG IS ONLY A SOCIETY, a resilient society.

    For instance – where is the sanctity of the application of the National Pledge?

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  • LongTong Ai Hum:

    Gold Medal – Minister welcomes back.

    The others, no sound no wind from them why do our Ministers behave like this.

    Patriotism Medals:
    Gold Medal: Very patriotic.
    Silver Medal: Quite patriotic.
    Bronze Medal: A bit patriotic.

    No Medal: Clearly not patriotic.

    Why do some people think like that?

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  • John:

    TRE Tech:
    @Smart Nation

    IF he is a Sinkieland PR, then he is officially still a Malaysian.

    IF he had completed NS, then he has already been granted Sinkieland Sillyzenship and would already have renounced his Malaysian citizenship.

    He HAS TO renounce his Malaysian citizenship BEFORE Sinkieland Sillyzenship can be granted to him.

    I believe what u write is correct. A foreigner unborned in SG, subsequently did NS is auto a citizen.

    And I admire and respect his deed of NS UNLIKE SOME MILLIONAIRE high fly PAP POLITICAL bastard CLAIMED HIMSELF working a high pay job as gynae is deemed did NS. This guy is MOST DUSGUSTING stoop low ownself praise ownself NUMBSKULL.

    This is PAP par excellent LEADERSHIP by example – FU.

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  • John:

    TRE Tech:
    @Smart Nation

    IF he is a Sinkieland PR, then he is officially still a Malaysian.

    IF he had completed NS, then he has already been granted Sinkieland Sillyzenship and would already have renounced his Malaysian citizenship.

    He HAS TO renounce his Malaysian citizenship BEFORE Sinkieland Sillyzenship can be granted to him.

    My CONVICTION is ala one is UNBORNED in SG turned citizen IS STILL 2nd class citizen whether complete NS or not – the definition of true blue citizen HAS BEEN CORRUPTED BY PAP to suit their HEGEMONIC AGGENDA.

    Just like by a pen or some digital manipulation, the PAP had classically transformed an Indian into a Malay – so the had transformed foreign borned turned citizens. There one has it – PAP corrupted definition of a Malay race person intrinsically.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Clowns Of Parleeament:
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    Sg can only hope that he’ll not do a Li JW. After earning top dollars and retiring from his sports career, abandon his sg citizenship and balek kampong to be with his family…

    Pray tell, why can’t he Loh Kean Yew balek kampong ?

    Many Singaporeans are already doing this… finding ways and means to balek kampong.. even our esteemed TRE Techie also do the same thing.

    This show Oppositions are small minded.. hello wake up… the world is your oyster …. many Singaporeans old man had retired to China for young oyster you know ..

    Why are Opposition still stuck with small mindedness ?

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    Had it not been for a Bastard aptly named ConYou…sportman LKY is one with us Malaysian in the state of Singapore, unlike a stinking politician LKY

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  • Certainly:

    TRE Tech:
    @Smart Nation

    IF he is a Sinkieland PR, then he is officially still a Malaysian.

    IF he had completed NS, then he has already been granted Sinkieland Sillyzenship and would already have renounced his Malaysian citizenship.

    He HAS TO renounce his Malaysian citizenship BEFORE Sinkieland Sillyzenship can be granted to him.

    You are certainly correct.
    Many people say, write without doing their own research…

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    http://www.manyanu.com/new/f36c24277ee64c00801946ac342c204a

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    堂堂正正 ?
    問心無愧 ?

    You see. 只能說明中國人善于說謊和騙. 不然就自欺欺人掩耳盜鈴.

    堂堂正正公開的人就被罵漢奸. Yo man 這是違背習主席思想.

    Sun 和他的 supporters 就受不了.

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Pray tell, why can’t he Loh Kean Yew balek kampong ?

    ..
    ..

    FFS, stop your nonsensical fault finding with others’ comments which have made yourself a fool. If you have no opinion of own, then shh…… just keep quiet! It’s better for you to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Trying to be clever by finding bones in egg will instead expose how ignorant and idiotic you are.

    Before you asked me that irrelevant question, did you even know what we’re talking about here? It’s about Patriotism to SG! Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Haiz!

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    John: I believe what u write is correct. A foreigner unborned in SG, subsequently did NS is auto a citizen.

    And I admire and respect his deed of NS UNLIKE SOME MILLIONAIRE high fly PAP POLITICAL bastard CLAIMED HIMSELF working a high pay job as gynae is deemed did NS. This guy is MOST DUSGUSTING stoop low ownself praise ownself NUMBSKULL.

    This is PAP par excellent LEADERSHIP by example – FU.

    Very well said, bro. Agree on both your points.

    LKY didn’t need to do NSF if he converted from blue IC to pink IC being first generation. That he did do NSF is admirable and respectable.

    Your example (we think it is pediatrics and not gynae), and also the billionaire mentioned by pap clown, are shameless opportunists.

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  • Smart Nation:

    Have Singaporeans been indoctrinated all this time to think that serving NS is the only mark of patriotism? NS is mandatory for all male citizen, whether you like it or not. How can that be a sign of patriotism when it is not a personal choice? It is different if one signs on to serve and bear arms voluntarily.

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  • Pappy sheep:

    All brainwashed.
    From cradle to cremation.
    Young or old, they say, “Must follow government.”

    Smart Nation:
    Have Singaporeans been indoctrinated all this time to think that serving NS is the only mark of patriotism? NS is mandatory for all male citizen, whether you like it or not. How can that be a sign of patriotism when it is not a personal choice? It is different if one signs on to serve and bear arms voluntarily.

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  • PAP SG Nuclear Weapon:

    Smart Nation:
    Have Singaporeans been indoctrinated all this time to think that serving NS is the only mark of patriotism? NS is mandatory for all male citizen, whether you like it or not. How can that be a sign of patriotism when it is not a personal choice? It is different if one signs on to serve and bear arms voluntarily.

    Technically compulsory NS service do not mean patriotism per se.

    Quote:
    It is different if one signs on to serve and bear arms voluntarily.
    Unquote.

    That’s exactly what LKY did, and what a certain PAP LEADER DID NOT, correct? So then, between both, who is more ‘patriotic’?

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  • Thanks Penang!:

    They were the first to recognise his talent.

    Still waiting for a true born and bred Singaporean to win something major.LKY was born in Malaysia while Schooling is half Malaysian.

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