July 14th, 2005, will forever be an unforgettable day. This is the day Singapore, for once (and probably for the first time), stood up as one and voice out to put an end to a grievous and outrageous injustice.
And July 14th, is Bastille Day in France. On July 14, 1789, a large number of French citizens gathered together and stormed the Bastille, a royal prison in which the French royalty often used to lock up the people that did not agree with their decisions. We now share in that tradition, in which people’s power brought down those who tramples on our feelings.
For once, your voice is heard and have made an impact, Singapore! And you have done it with less violent means than Bastille.
Relish and revel in your victory Singapore, for this is an achievement. We have achieved something peacefully, simply by coming as one and voicing out our desires collectively. Let this be a model on what we want to achieve in the future.
Let this be the example of the maturity of our society.
Let the ex-NKF board and Durai take the first step to restore confidence in the NKF by donating their bonus since 1997 back to the NKF. Lead by example and not empty words.
This is the one final act of good will they can do for an organization they have given so much to built.
Is that too much for Singapore to ask of them?
PS: And don’t forget to 24打 the number 0714 this weekend, ok?