I read ur article this morning titled 'Would you help this man in Orchard underpass?' (The New Paper on Sunday, May 27). It is rather weird that no one stopped to help the injured man. There was no signs of him asking alms or him playing any instrument.How can the crowd be so blind?and that too on a Sunday where Orchard is packed like a can of tuna? I have been noticing this from young that Singaporeans always put a blind eye when their help is needed.Why?Are all Singaporeans suffering from self esteem issues or are they just heartless?When a hp rings in the MRT or when someone accidentally drops something,everyone stares at that person.It is just so silly.It is so embarassing that Singaporeans behave in such a uncivilised way.Another issue i would like to bring about.Singapore is being defined as a diverse,multi-cultural country.I totally disagree.I have witnessed people giving up their seats to a Chinese old lady but not to an Indian man or lady.So may i ask you,will u help someone with a different race?I hope your answer is yes.U state in the article that you have been taught to mind your own business.So,you would turn a blind eye when someone is injured or crying in pain?We should never assume that if someone else is with him,then he is safe.We should always be vigilant as that person might one day be our loved ones.Regarding the Ferrari accident, Singaporeans are just using this as an excuse to drive PRcs out of Singapore. Not all of them are concerned with the taxi driver's death.It is high time that Singaporeans wake up and realize that humanity is above all values.I just wanted to express my views.And one more question before i end.Why is this article under humour?I really do not find anything humorous about a man getting injured.
- Reshmel Gill