This woman is hell of a thick skinned ! What is she doing in Rio or for that matter the other politicians and Tony Tan and wife .. all tax payers' expenses of course. I am ashamed of women like TB Wah, that F Fu and others that are there as parasites ! enjoying Rio .
I am proud of Schooling, a true blood 3rd generation Singapore ! where are all the multi-million foreign talents ? It only shows that there are local talents. Don't waste time and tax payers money picking up outcasts from China to represent Singapore.
Schooling's parents must have spent a huge sum to send an only child to the USA at 13/14 years old. They believed in Joseph and provided everything for him to achieve his dream. The govt did nothing !
He was never groomed nor supported by any PAP-managed scholarship. His mother had to almost beg Mindef to defer his NS !
Now I bet all the politicians will take turn to have photo taken with Schooling. They are basking on Schooling's success ! how thick skinned !
A retiree wrote this, which more accurately reflects on what actually happened:
"As a nation, a people, a country, a govt., and as individuals, we did almost nothing to help Schooling get to the gold medal. We did not finance him, did not support him, the PAP choose not to groom and encourage this boy.
Very little of our money went to training him, and providing him the necessary support, compared to the millions we lavish on 3rd class athletes from China and elsewhere. Not only did we not support him, we almost killed his career by making him do NS. When I say we, I mean the 70% of the morons that supported and elected the PAP.
If his mother May did not fight MINDEF to get his deferment, he might still be in the SAF now doing NS. There was no mass petition from singaporeans calling for his deferment. there was no mass calling by the MPs to support him. There was no media support for him, and certainly no support from the Singapore National Olympics Committee for his deferment.
Instead, 2 angmos (one was his swim coach in University of Texas, Gregg Troy) and the other a technical director, Bill Swetenham of SSC, wrote in their support to ask for his deferment. Not one PAP asshole or Notable sinkie stood up for this boy.
But now that he won the Gold, everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon and be proud of him. I say that you don't have that right. Singaporeans have not earned the right to claim the limelight with him. Where were they went he needed them? Sinkies are really stinky pathetic hypocrites.
Although I am born and raised in singapore, I am ashamed of our treatment of this boy, and I certainly cannot rejoice without a hint of embarassment that we as a people almost killed this great moment. Strangely, it was a ex-Malaysian who fought for him. His mom.
Everyone now wants to claim credit on Schooling's Olympic gold medal. The Americans say he was trained there. Malaysians say his mum is from Ipoh. British claimed that his great grandfather was from Britain. Portugal claimed that his great grandmother was Portugal-Eurasian. China claimed that he is 1/2 Chinese.
But the best part comes from the Philippines & Vietnam. They say he is brought up by his Filipino maid and the Vietnamese claim that he is serviced by Viet gals in the KTVs!