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Just a gentle nudge to show kindness LivingWell

Not true that Singaporeans behave like Third World people - in any case, many in poorer regions are civic-minded

Professor Tommy Koh lamented at the recent Bicentennial Conference that Singapore is a First World country with Third World people.

He apparently based it on his observation that "many of our people are selfish and unkind".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2019, with the headline 'Just a gentle nudge to show kindness '. Print Edition | Subscribe