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As we know most the the Asean countries are quite large physically, Singapore on the other hand is tiny and a City State about the size of Phuket and has about 4million permanent people and has 6m often. Phuket's estimated population is 0.5million. If the matter was down to land area alone Singapore would have the strongest argument not to take the few on the ship as they would then worry there would be many more arrivals. The irony here in that the largest economic power and by far the largest physically and a MUSLIM country Indonesia does not seem keen to take them according to your earlier report. The country is about 2630 times as large as Singapore, attack them, not a small country like Singapore.
Posted by Happy Farang on December 23, 2012 18:59
The size of the country has nothing to do with compassion, Happy Farang. Do you seriously beleive Singapore doesn't have emergency accommodation for 40 people? The problem is the size of Singapore's heart. It's about the same size as your brain.
The Singapore government does not care about its own working class and would never care about anyone else. Shame on the Singapore government.
Posted by Mr hoy on December 23, 2012 22:35
They should stay in Burma if they want democracy, because that country will likely get democracy a long time before Thailand ever will, and the totalitarian champagne communist state Singapore has never enjoyed anything close to democracy.
Posted by Democrat on December 24, 2012 05:20
Agree completely with the article, though have to say the editor's "attack" on Happy Farang was completely unnecessary. Could have left the last sentence out.
Posted by J on December 24, 2012 10:45
Anyone who thinks the religion of a shipwreck survivor is the most significant fact deserves a last sentence, J.
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