31 Mar '11, 2am

'Being ordinary is a strength'

I refer to the 24 Mar 2011 Straits Times report of your media comments “Being ordinary is a strength’”. You shared with us how you thought you could never afford a computer when you were young to illustrate your idea that it is not whether things are getting pricier but whether youths are prepared to work hard for what they want. But computers are getting cheaper, not pricier. Also, HDB resale prices have shot up by $150,000 over the last four years. For most youths, it will probably take an entire lifetime of hard work just to make up for this price increase. Some may never be able to make up for this price increase. You said you are convinced by Mr Mah and you feel that his answers are plausible provided we are open and objective. Are you saying that if we feel that Mr Mah’s answers are not plausible, we are therefore not open and not objective? Does being open and being...

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