Philippine media laud PM Lee for defending Filipino Independence Day Celebration and calling his fellow citizens "a disgrace"
Manila Bulletin, 21 Apr 2014
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong denounced the acrimonious comments made by some Singaporeans online to protest the planned Philippine Independence Day celebration in the Lion City next month.
Calling the remarks made over The Real Singapore, an online platform for Singaporean’s uncensored opinions, as “a disgrace to Singapore” Lee called on Singaporeans to treat Filipinos in Singapore “the way we ourselves expect to be treated overseas.”
In a statement posted Friday on his official Facebook account, Lee continued by saying “Many Singaporeans live overseas, and are warmly welcomed in their adopted homes.” Lee signed his personal post with his initials “LHL”.
“I was appalled to read about those who harassed the organizers of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations, and spammed their Facebook page. They are a disgrace to Singapore,” Lee added. Full story