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Levels of stupidity

Taiwanese politician and talk show host Li Ao is not a popular guy in Singapore at the moment. Li Ao had remarked last year that Singaporeans are stupider than Taiwan and Hong Kong people. Last week, on his talk show he finally explained that reason he had labelled Singaporeans as stupid was because he could not find many outstanding individuals while the country itself was very successful. Bloggers at Disgruntled Singaporeans do not agree with Li Ao's choice of words but dig deeper to find context to his remarks.

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