Friday, July 17, 2009

So what does a dishonest man look like or does Clothes a man make??

Benny Yap, the missing boss of two recently de-registered private schools that are currently under investigation; Benny Yap was described to be by employees to "cut a smart figure, was always well-dressed. The red Ferrari that he drove cemented his image as a successful businessman." - The Straits Times, 18 July 2009. The Strait Times goes on to report one of the employees saying: "This tells us that you don't have to look like a dishonest person to be one."

SO ... what does a dishonest person look like? Seems to me that the statement made seems to imply that : If you look good dress well then it follows that you are a person of good character. Gosh IF we as Singaporeans (with one of the best education systems) have come to judge a person only by the clothes that he wears and the car that he drives THAN perhaps we have educated ourself to imbecility.