OK, you think, it is a bit too horribly cute. But that wasn't Mr Goh's objection. 'Why put an American boy's way of speaking to a father into a Singaporean boy's mouth?' he asked. It encouraged insolence in the young and undermined 'the traditional politeness and deference Asian children have for their parents and elders'. The ad was, naturally, withdrawn at once.
Talking of American boys and their dads, we see that the father of one of the US teenagers charged in Singapore last year with vandalism and sentenced to a caning has himself been charged with assault in Singapore.
Robert Freehill, 51, is alleged to have bruised a university lecturer's shin while kicking his car on Christmas Day. Then, allegedly, he used criminal force by 'moving threateningly towards' a businessman, causing him to flinch and sprain his neck. What a trail of havoc] I blame it all on too much Sustagen in infancy.Reuse content