14 May '11, 9am

[News] COMMENTARY: Wanted: Leaders with talent and fire: Singapore (The Star/ANN) - Many years ago when then Sin...

Singapore (The Star/ANN) - Many years ago when then Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was on a visit to a developing Asian country, he received a last hour request for a meeting with the host leader. As an accompanying journalist, I was alerted to it by the screaming police sirens when Lee returned an hour later. This was in the 70s. I asked the PM later what that was about, and he said, off the record, that the host PM had wanted to hear first-hand how Singapore -- the world's new nation -- had organised itself from scratch. Lee had told him that a nation of three million people would need at least seven or eight like-minded capable leaders for the Cabinet. And it had to be supported by an outer ring of at least 20 or 30 top civil servants who were dedicated and corruption-free, such as permanent secretaries , police chief, etc, Lee added. Since then, he seldom stop...

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