Critics of foreign talent in sports get red card
Melissa Kok
Wed, Jun 23, 2010
The Straits Times

SINGAPOREANS who deride foreign-born talent for winning sporting accolades while donning Singapore colours are small-minded, unfair and 'very, very selfish'.

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Vivian Balakrishnan was not pulling his punches yesterday.

He said: 'I believe that the survival and prosperity of Singapore depend on our remaining an open society - a society able to attract and absorb and integrate talent of all shapes, sizes, races, languages, religions, countries.

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