31 Mar '14, 6pm

Letter: “Preserve traditional Asian values” Well that's a load of malarkey.

IN A speech at a ceremony in which he received London's Freedom of the City award ("A tale of two cities"; last Friday), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong aptly noted that Singapore has to find the right balance in its quest to be a global city. Our country celebrates its 50th birthday next year and we still owe our founding fathers much for crafting our national identity in those infant years. In a sense, we are the product of the glorious legacy built by our founding government led by Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He built a Singapore that is well known for its clean and efficient government. It is also a country known for its safety and conservative Asian values, which make it a good place to raise children to be upright and responsible citizens. In our bid to be a top global city, we must be careful not to emulate wholesale the values and cultures of other global cities like London or...

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