No glitter in ‘imported’ medals
As the public opposition grew,
the pro-government media argued strongly for the players,
and acting Cabinet Minister (for Social and Family Development) Chan Chun Sing
congratulated the table tennis team for “uniting the nation”.
Some observers believe
the public feelings reflected the country’s mood against foreign workers in general,
blaming them for taking away jobs and opportunities.
it’s too big a number for the People’s Action Party (PAP) government to ignore
given its weakening popularity.