14 May '11, 11am

If PAP can’t recruit capable new leaders with service in their hearts it will be replaced.

PAP Return to passion If the ruling party can’t recruit capable new leaders with service in their hearts it will be replaced. By Seah Chiang Nee. May 14, 2011 MANY years ago when the then 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 we...

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