30 Apr '11, 1pm

(TTR) PM Lee: Singapore’s ‘good govt’ has created ‘better jobs and lives’

Instead of reflecting on the mistakes made by his government and how he could have done better, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong heaped lavish self-praise on his government as if it could do no wrong. In his May Day message today, PM Lee said “Singapore needs both the right policies and the right politics to produce governments that pursue sound policies, a stable environment for growth and confidence in Singapore’s long-term prospects.” He added that “Singapore’s good government and policies have led to better jobs and lives” without substantiating his statement. According to an international study conducted by Swiss bank UBS last year, Singaporeans have the lowest domestic wages and purchasing power among First World countries. Another editorial by Wall Street Journal revealed that the relentless influx of foreigners has depressed the wages of ordinary Singaporeans and inc...

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