20 Apr '11, 5pm

"Is this the start of Singapore’s decline?" (web ver.) by ex-journalist Peter Yeo in 2007 #sgelections

The writer said: "Look for people with a good and stout heart, undying love for Singapore and his/her fellowmen, and a burning desire to serve even at huge personal sacrifice – people with compassion, fire in their belly, grit in their gut, and steel in their back." I feel MM Lee's reason for looking for scholars has also something to do with his days in RI (Raffles Institution). When he formed the government, he mostly went back to look for his RI classmates. RI is still considered the institution for academically excellent students. Also during the first few years of his government, there were many times where people with compassion and fire in their belly but who were not the scholarly type won because they were fiery speakers. I think there was a fiery Hokkien speaker that managed to win a municipal seat. Once voted into power, he mismanaged the office and kept asking ...

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