15 Apr '11, 8am

SM Goh insists #Singapore's leaders never talk about their legacies. It's about getting the job done. #sgelections

SM Goh insists #Singapore's leaders never talk about their legacies. It's about getting the job done. #sgelections

"In other words, to make sure that values remain sound, economy is competitive and people live harmoniously." And just as SM Goh built on MM Lee's work, the current PM is now building on SM Goh's work. "Mr Lee Hsien Loong is now trying to do the same thing: make Singapore more competitive, give people a better life. That is our job," said SM Goh. During the interview, the senior minister also touched on the rise of new media, such as Facebook and online blogs. While pointing to it as a "very powerful tool of communication", SM Goh also cautioned that it works as a double-edged sword. He said, "New media can sometimes suffer from the danger of being used by a small number of people... who are hiding beyond anonymity (to) spread misinformation, distort news and so on." "But we have to live with it." During the wide-ranging interview, he also explained how while still welcomi...

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