10 May '11, 12am

A young S'porean responding to MM Lee's remarks says "the PAP's rhetoric is staid and uncomfortable..." #SGelections

AS A young Singaporean, I am disturbed by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's remarks that my generation has forgotten the struggles of our past ('MM: Past struggles forgotten by young'; yesterday). Scarcely a day goes by when I do not hear a positive remark about our city from my foreign friends, and I constantly marvel at what we have achieved as a nation when I compare Singapore to the cities I have visited. Older Singaporeans are quick to tell me how much we owe our Government, and I do not disagree. MM Lee should rest easy; the younger generation remembers. Government media and education campaigns remind us how far we have come. I know we have the People Action Party's (PAP) old guard to thank for it: They slogged through the hardest times and we, and the third-generation PAP leaders, enjoy the fruits of their labour. But we do not owe the PAP a living. The party has perfo...

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