Friday, October 19, 2012

20121020 Give some respect to Hon Sui Sen - Great Founder

20121020 Give some respect to Hon Sui Sen - Great Founder

Under one generation of our great founders, we did important things with discipline.
We were well disciplined in our policies, from conceiving through to implementing.
However, when our founders stepped down, we have forgotten these disciplines - discipline that brought us success, rapid success, great success.

What shocked me is how in the name of some money, we command our founder to squat under, under the armpit of foreigner, foreigner that donate a sum of money.

In order to do so with certainty,

We built a taller building towering over Hon Sui Sen Library
Main facing of Hon Sui Sen library has no name, no name at all.

We named this new, tall building after some foreigner, rich tycoon
John Riady and let his name facing
facing this campus

We name a tiny alley that lead to the back of the library as
Hon Sui Sen Drive

We built a bridge, that is hardy used by anyone and command this alley,
Hon Sui Sen Drive to go underneath this bridge.

As students, visitors walking to the library, they have to go under this bridge.

Many using the alley, few used the bridge over their head.

They cannot see the name Hon Sui Sen Library
until they go under the bridge.
I cannot be convinced that the university, architect, donor are not humiliating our great founder.

If NUS and government do not take actions
Humiliation, more humiliation, outrageous humiliations will only visiting us more frequently, more intensely, more outrageously.

If NUS and government want to ensure, at their turns, they will be respected, then the only sure, easy, fast way, without offending the donor of the taller building is to

name the NUS Business school
Hon Sui Sen School of Management

and the main road 

Hon Sui Sen Way !

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