26 Jun '11, 5am

PM Lee on nepotism and his father's legacy

VETERAN television journalist Charlie Rose had an exchange with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the way the Singapore leadership dealt with insinuations of nepotism. He also asked Mr Lee about the legacy of his father, and the biggest lesson the Minister Mentor has taught him. Excerpts from the interview: Your father is enormously respected around the world. You are his son. Your wife is important in Singapore as a business person, correct? I'm not sure you'll call her a business person. She's an employee, but you can call her what you want. You seem to be sensitive to the issue of what's called nepotism. We are very sensitive. Tell me about this sensitivity. The whole of our system is founded on a basic concept of meritocracy. You are where you are because you are the best man for the job, and not because of your connections or your parents or your relatives. And if a...

Full article: http://www.pmo.gov.sg/content/pmosite/mediacentre/inthene...

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