10 Apr '11, 2am

Not enough good people in Singapore?: International observers note our GDP growth throughout the years have been...

The PAP view that politics is about getting skilled people to run an administration is based on a wrong presumption. Politics is a perennial debate around values, about the important things in a community: whether we look after the elderly or buy guns; whether we house people or see public housing as a means to make a profit; whether we keep the cost of living manageable or award ourselves millions of dollars in bonuses. The administration of a country is the next step in the political process: once you have determined the things of value, then you seek out the best civil servants to operationalise them. The idea that Singapore only has a few hundred people capable of serving the nation is an old idea propagated by former PM Lee Kuan Yew, and is based on his now discredited eugenic views. If the current PM is saying that we only have a few people able to lead this country,...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/04/10/not-enough-good-p...

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