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Sunday, April 17, 2005

On the casino

Here's my $0.02 on Singapore's Great Casino Debate:

As far as I am concerned, the government has only two concerns about any issue and/or policy:
  1. profit
  2. law and order
As long as these two concerns can be addressed positively, i.e. high profit and high security, then it'll get the go-ahead. Don't get it started on social concerns, because this is one pragmatic government.

So it is with the casino. There is money to be made. And with the issue of law and order, it'll do what it's always done: if you're not working with it, you're against it (kinda like Dubya's post-911 ultimatum), and there'll be fire and brimstone on you if you choose the latter.

Social issues? *pfft* Irrelevant and negligible.

Having said that, I'm 99% sure the government will give the green light to the casino. My personal stand? Personally, I don't mind a casino. It's the "add-ons", e.g. sex (prostitutes) and drugs (mafia), that bother me.

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1 comment:

NARDAC said...

Don't you think your gov't already functions like mafia?

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