26 Jul '11, 10pm

S'pore will spiral down if govt is weak via @cmswire

Mr Lee's interview with CCTV took place a month ago and aired on July 6, and was done for its English talk show 'Dialogue' in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on July 1. A full transcript was obtained by The Straits Times yesterday. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG FORMER prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has warned of the dangers of Singapore moving towards a two-party system and electing weak and ineffective governments. The progress made by the country since independence is not cast in stone and would 'spiral downwards' with poor governance, he argued in a recent interview with China Central Television (CCTV). In an implicit reference to arguments made during the May General Election, he noted that many Singaporeans now desire a 'First World Parliament' and a two-party system. 'Their argument is simple. A First World country must have a Fir...

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