08 May '11, 1pm

S'pore can't go on auto-pilot, says MM Lee

SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has reminded Singaporeans the country cannot go on auto-pilot and must continue to have capable leaders to run the nation. Speaking at an event to thank residents at Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC), MM Lee said the division will continue to have more upgrading programmes and improvement schemes. MM Lee said: "Today, the Singapore Port Authority has mechanised; no longer do people carry sacks of rice -- they use forklift trucks, computers, cranes, so as a result salaries have gone up, productivity has gone up. "That is the way Singapore has to go and the only way we can increase standards of living, increase our skills and our capabilities. "2011 has seen a generation that does not remember from when we came. "But that is to be expected, but I do and those among you over 50 will remember. "Do not believe that the...

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